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It is the mission of the Boone County Sheriff Department to develop a highly trained, efficient, and professional law enforcement officer in order to provide outstanding service to the citizens of Boone County, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and our Country. In order to reach this goal I have attempted to build an organization with outstanding individuals that clearly display high moral integrity coupled with excellent capabilities and the drive to work with pride to accomplish this goal. I have long recognized that outstanding accomplishments can be obtained when each member of the department not only understand the goals and objectives of the department, but also identifies with them to the extent that ownership of these goals and objectives are shared by all.

Public service is not limited to a chosen group or to individuals. The Boone County Sheriff’s Department is committed to the community regardless of age, race, religion, sexual preference, socioeconomic background, or any other factor. Discrimination of any form will not be tolerated within the Boone County Sheriff’s Department.

Along with the responsibility of providing firm and fair law enforcement services to the public comes the duty of fiscal responsibility. The Boone County Sheriff’s Department is committed to finding new and innovative ways to increase technology and manpower, prevent duplication of services within the Sheriff’s Department, and to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the department by making clear concise decisions that will benefit the community as a whole.

Our mission is never ending and every employee must strive to achieve our goals each and every day in order to serve the public in the manner in which they expect and deserve.

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Another busy school year has started or is about to start for our School Resource Officers (SROs), so what better way to start any day than with a good breakfast! Thank you to @7hillschurch for providing breakfast to our SROs in appreciation for their service to @weareboonecounty ... See MoreSee Less

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*****He has been located and is being transported to a medical facility for observation.****** Thank you for all the assistance!

We are asking the public for assistance, especially in our southern region around the Big Bone Lick State Park and Boat Dock Road. Mr. Wilbur Wilson is a 73-year-old dementia patient who was last seen on foot at approximately 2300 hours last night. He was seen wearing a white shirt and jean shorts. If anyone knows his whereabouts or finds this gentleman, please call our dispatch line asap at 859-371-1234.
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The Boone County Sheriff’s Department is currently accepting applications for its fall citizen’s academy class. The application can be found on the Sheriff’s website, www.boonecountykysheriff.com under the FAQ tab, or obtained by calling the office at (859) 334-2175. Completed applications can be mailed, faxed, or emailed to the Sheriff’s Office to the attention of Sergeant Nate Becker. The mailing address is P.O. Box 198 Burlington, Kentucky 41005. The fax number is (859) 334-2234, and the email address is nbecker@boonecountyky.org. Class size is limited to 30 adults.

Students of the ten (10) week academy will meet on Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Sheriff’s public safety campus located at 3000 Conrad Lane in Burlington beginning September 13th and ending on November 15, 2018. Those in attendance will be exposed to an overview, deputy selection & training, media relations, patrol operations, accident reconstruction, traffic stops, building searches, DUI, firearms, electronic crimes, sex crimes, crime scene investigation, SWAT, and narcotic investigations.
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Hey US 42, Hopeful Church and Weaver Road in Florence, Kentucky Peeps!

Construction is ready to start on northern Kentucky’s first jug handle project in order to improve traffic flow and alleviate congestion at the intersection of U.S. 42 and KY 842 (Weaver and Hopeful Church Road) in Florence, Kentucky. Work on the $3.2 million project will start the week of August 13.

“Jug handle” or “half-loop” are nicknames of the design, which will eliminate left turns at the current intersection of U.S. 42 and KY 842 and divert left turning traffic onto a new road (Quadrant Road) at the southwest “quadrant” of U.S. 42 and Weaver Road. Through traffic and right turns will continue to be permitted at the intersection at U.S. 42 and KY 842, but left-turning traffic will be directed to the new Quadrant Road, where it will loop back around to the current intersection and continue through or turn right.

This concept was chosen because moving traffic to different locations and onto the new Quadrant Road allows the signal timing at the original U.S. 42 and KY 842 intersection to be adjusted to reduce wait time at the light. This results in better traffic flow on U.S. 42. As some studies have shown that right turns are faster than left turns, traffic diverted onto Quadrant Road should also see improved travel times compared to the current intersection configuration. Quadrant Road will end at both the U.S. 42 and the Weaver Road intersection, with drivers making either a left or right turn at the traffic signal. Without the through movement at those intersections, wait time at the signal will decrease, improving travel time and reducing conflict points within the overall project area.

The jug handle design will reduce the travel time of the 43,000 vehicles that come through at this intersection in a 24 hour period.

In the early phases of construction, there will be minimal impact to traffic because the focus will be on building the new road. As the project progresses, traffic islands at the intersection will be added. When that phase is complete, traffic will move onto the new alignment to allow drivers to get used to the new pattern. The project has a projected completion date of June 2019.

Relief is on its way!

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