Fayette County Sheriff's Office

Fayette County Kentucky Sheriff, Kathy H. Witt

Fayette Co. Sheriff Kathy H. Witt
Kathy H. Witt
Fayette Co. Sheriff
150 N. Limestone
Ste 265
Lexington, KY 40507
Tel. 859-252-1771
Fax 859-259-0973

Community Relations

The Office of the Fayette County Sheriff is committed to establishing close ties with and responding to the needs of the community and correcting actions, practices, and attitudes that may contribute to community tensions and grievances. This commitment to the community extends from each of our departments and is evident in the number of additional services that we offer.

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.

A group from FCSO helps out the victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

Lexington-Fayette County TRIAD
The Right Information and Direction

In 1999, Sheriff Kathy Witt nurtured the development of TRIAD in the Lexington-Fayette County area following a joint survey conducted by the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and our Office. This survey sought to assess the needs of the elderly in our community. These metrics brought into focus the need to decrease the criminal victimization of the elderly and increase the concept of cooperation among local agencies and the elderly.

By April of 1999, local TRIAD meetings were taking place to advance the elderly’s agenda in the Lexington-Fayette County area. These meetings are open to the public. For information on these meetings, please feel free to contact our Office.

What specifically does the Lexington-Fayette County TRIAD do?

  1. Educate: Sponsor crime prevention and victim/witness programs for older persons
  2. Assist: Recruit and train volunteers to assist the Sheriff’s Office and the police department
  3. Emphasize: Staff reassurance programs for older persons to reduce fear and provide moral support
  4. Communicate: Provide a forum for law enforcement and the community to share needs and concerns and to develop solutions
  5. Involve: Unite seniors, sheriffs, and local police to identify problem areas for seniors in the local community to develop and implement community-wide solutions

If you feel that you have been a victim of a crime, please call the Office of the Fayette County Sheriff at 859-252-1771.

Helping Seniors and Victims #911
Office of the Fayette County Sheriff

Our office collects donated cell phones and chargers in order to redistribute them to the elderly, victimized, and disabled. The telephones that we collect may not be "in service;" however, the 911 emergency dialing functions still work in times of need.

If you have a cellular telephone and charger that you would like to donate or are in need of a cellular telephone and charger for emergencies, please contact the Victim Services Division of our Office at 859-252-1771. Also, you may stop by our office at:

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

Anti-Graffiti Program
Office of the Fayette County Sheriff

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.

McGruff the Crime Dog®
National Crime Prevention Council

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.


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