Kathy H. Witt

Sheriff

Sheriff Kathy H. Witt

150 N. Limestone, Suite 265
Lexington, KY 40507
TEL: 859-252-1771
FAX: 859-259-0973
fayettesheriff@fayettesheriff.com
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Community Outreach

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Community Programs

We are confident that our participation in and facilitation of these programs has improved the safety of our community and its citizens. We are proud of our commitment to you. These are some of the programs in which we participate:

McGruff The Crime Dog®

McGruff the Crime Dog® is a national icon that began in 1980. The mission of this successful advertising campaign has been to teach children and others that law enforcement cannot fight crime alone. We participate in this program by visiting local schools who request a visit from McGruff®. Our past sessions have been incredibly successful and, without a doubt, have strengthened our community's fight against crime.

If you would like McGruff® to visit your school, please contact our Office at 859-252-1771.

Anti-Graffiti Program

Our office took the lead in offering a program to responds to the needs of our community and the nuisance of graffiti. If your building or home has been vandalized by graffiti, please feel free to contact our Office at 859-252-1771 for information on how we may assist you in restoring your property.

Helping Seniors and Victims #911

The Office of the Fayette County Sheriff collects donated cell phones and chargers in order to redistribute them at no charge to elderly, victimized, and disabled citizens. The cellular telephones that are collected may not be "in service;" however, the 911 emergency dialing functions remain operable. This important service is a lifeline for seniors, victims, and disabled citizens who cannot afford a regular cell phone plan on their own. With one of the 911 cell phones in their possession, these citizens are able to dial 911 in an emergency situation at any time.

Donating Cell Phones

The Office of Sheriff collects used cell phones year round. When donating cell phones, the phone must be accompanied with a charger in order for the phone to operate. If you would like to donate one or more cellular telephones to this program, please contact the Domestic Violence Intake Center at 859-252-1771. Also, you may drop off cell phones with chargers at:

Office of the Fayette County Sheriff
Victim Services Division
District Court House, Fourth Floor
150 N. Limestone
Lexington, KY 40507
859-252-1771

How to Get a 911 Cell Phone

If you are in need of a 911 emergency cell phone and charger, please contact the Domestic Violence Intake Center at 859-252-1771. There is no fee to obtain a 911 emergency cell phone. There is no operating fee to maintain in order to be able to dial 911 on the cell phone. You can obtain a 911 emergency cell phone at:

Office of the Fayette County Sheriff
Victim Services Division
District Court House, Fourth Floor
150 N. Limestone
Lexington, KY 40507
859-252-1771

We Care - Love Your Neighborhood Event

November 13, 2013

We Care - Love Your Neighborhood Event

The Office of the Fayette County Sheriff, Division of Police, Division of Fire, and Division of Community Corrections partnered today with Habitat For Humanity in bringing hope to the residents of Roosevelt Boulevard.

Wednesday morning, the "We Care - Love Your Neighborhood" initiative partnerted with Habitat For Humanity and members of our community's public safety teams to clean gutters, rake leaves, trim hedges, and even build a new fence to clean up Roosevelt Boulevard for the fall season.

The "We Care - Love Your Neighborhood" initiative is intended to connect local public safety agencies and other partner agencies with members of the community to make Lexington safe and more beautiful for every neighborhood. The Office of Sheriff is proud of our community and glad to have partnered with these other agencies and Roosevelt Boulevard. Special thanks goes to Lexington Division of Police Sgt. Rahsaan Berry for reaching out to the Office of Sheriff.


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Automobile Inspections

If you or your company has purchased an automobile in or imported an automobile from another state, Kentucky law requires that a certified automobile inspector perform an inspection of that automobile prior to licensing. The Office of the Fayette County Sheriff has a number of Deputies who are certified automobile inspectors. Please Contact the Automobile Inspection Division of our Office at 859-252-1771 if you would like to set up an inspection appointment. The Kentucky Revised Statutes set the fee for this service at $5.00 per automobile. If you would like for us to inspect an automobile at your location, the Kentucky Revised Statutes requires an additional fee of $10.00.

Click here to review KRS 186A.115 for more information pertaining to the inspection of motor vehicles in Kentucky.