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Welcome to the Burkesville Police Department

Business and Informational Phone Number: 270-864-4141     IN AN EMERGENCY: DIAL 911

Police Chief: Brad Perdue

Police Chief Brad Perdue

Responsibilities of the Police Chief

This position is the chief law enforcement officer for the city. The police chief plans, organizes, directs, coordinates and evaluates all activities and program of the police department to provide continuous security for the city. The chief is the supervisor of all police officers and dispatchers. Supervisory duties include formultating and implementing department policies and procedures, preparing and authorizing work schedules, signing department time cards. He is the custodian of all official Burkesville City Police Department records and controlls access to these document for authorized personnel only. He schedules officer training plans. He ensures proper preparation and maintenance of all city police reports. He ensures the proper use of police cruisers and other department equipment.

Chief Perdue has been with the Burkesville City Police Department since January 1989.

Police Chief Contact Information:
Bradford Perdue: Badge Number 351
P.O. Box 250
Burkesville, KY 42717
Phone: 270-864-4141 Fax: 270-864-1760
E-mail:burkesvillepd@windstream.net

  • Police Officers
  • Telecommunicators
  • E-911 Addressing

Burkesville Police Officers:

City police officer duties include patrolling the city on foot and in a police cruiser during assigned time shifts, enforcing federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. Officers respond to all calls druing their shift, attend to the situation, and prepare timely accurate reports of incidents. Court duties include issuing citations for violations and appearing as a court witness. Officers makes arrests when necessary and attend to the dispostion of prisoners to the county jailer and transportation system. Officers control school crossing traffic and providing traffic control for accidents, fires, parades and funerals. A city police officer is responsible for securing the scene of a crime or accident within the city and performing preliminary investigations, gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and reporting.

Officer Nettles(Assistant Chief Lawrence Nettles): Badge Number 352. Office Nettles assists the police chief in planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and evaluating all the activites of the police department. He has been with the city since April 1996 in addition to his duties as assistant chief of police. He is a Hazardous Material Technician and Firearms Instructor.

Officer Abernathy(Officer Randy Abernathy): Badge Number 353.  Officer Abernathy has been a city police officer since December 2010. He is also a Fire Arms Instructor.

Officer Long(Officer Wesley Long): Badge Number 354. Officer Long has been aa city police officer since December 2010. He is the K-9 Unit Handler and a Hazardous Material Technician.

Officer Shelton(Officer Tyler Shelton): Badge Number 355. Officer Shelton has been a city police officer since February 2011

Officer Williams(Office Keaton Williams): Badge Number 356. Officer Williams was hire as a city police officer in April 2015. He completed training at the Eastern Kentucky University Police Academy in Richmond, Kentucky in November 2015.

Ranger K-9(K-9 Unit Drug Dog Ranger): Ranger is a 3 year old German Shepherd.  He is a vital part of our law enforcement used to search for illegal drugs and also participates in search and rescue operations.

E-911 Center Telecommunicators:

Duties of the telecommunicators include the receipt and transmission and relay of information concerning public safety and law enforcement. They receive all incoming emergency calls and dispatch police, fire, and emergency medical services (ambulance). They monitor a variety of radio frequencies, relay information for home, business, and school alarm systems. These telecommunicators also maintain a time stamped log of all radio communications.

Justin Graves(Dispatcher Justin Graves): He is a state certified telecommunicator, receiving certification through the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice (KY DOCJT) training at Eastern Kentucky University. Justin became a dispatcher May 30, 2012.

Chris Garvey(Dispatcher Chris Garvey): He is a state certified telecommunicator, receiving certification through the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice (KY DOCJT) training at Eastern Kentucky University. Chris became a dispatcher January 17, 2013.

Scott Young(Dispatcher Scott Young): He is a state certified telecommunicator, receiving certification through the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice (KY DOCJT) training at Eastern Kentucky University. Scotty became a dispatcher September 17, 2013.

Brandon Cross(Dispatcher Tracey Finley): She was hired as a full-time dispatcher on March 23, 2017 as an employee of the Burkesville Police Department. Ms. Finley will attend the academy to be a state certified telecommunicator through the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice soon..

Part-Time Dispatchers:

Craig Groce: 12/1/2011
Ethan Cash: 3/30/2016
John McCloughan: 6/28/2016
Floyd Thacker: 4/21/2017
April Anderson: 4/24/2017

E-911 Addressing:

The Addressing and Street Mapping of Burkesville and Cumberland County is carried out under the direction of the Cumberland County E-911 Board of Directors and the Cumberland County Emergency Manager in close cooperation with the City of Burkesville. If you need a new address for a dwelling or business under construction or think that your address is in error call the 24 hour E-911 Mapping Unit at 270-864-2787 and leave a detailed message. Make sure and include your name, a phone number where you can be reached along with a brief description of the addressing need. The mapping coordinator will get back in touch with you for more details and attempt to resolve the issue.

Dennis Henson(Mapping Coordinator Dennis Henson): Dennis became the E-911 mapping coordinator in August of 2008, after returning from a career involving the design and development of GPS satellite navigation. The Mapping Coordinator effort is a part-time city employee postion. He can be reached via the E-911 Answering System at 270-864-2787 or via email at mapper@cchospital.org.

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