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Click on this link for information regarding the Kentucky Carry Concealed laws, requirements and process to apply. Kentucky Concealed carry applications are administered by the Kentucky State Police.


We provide sex offender registration information to the public to promote public safety and awareness by alerting possible victims of potential danger, not to punish or embarrass offenders.


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The Boone County Kentucky code of ordinances link contains a comprehensive list of local legislation current through Ordinance 2017-08, passed 6-20-17; and State legislation current through KRS 2016.

Mission Statement

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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#NoShaveNovember was a great success! With over 60 participants, we’ve raised more than $2,300 for the FOP and Sheriff’s Auxiliary. The FOP and Sheriff’s Auxiliary will use this money towards programs like Cops and Kids to help the less fortunate in the community during the Christmas season. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

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On Thursday, November 8, 2018 at approximately 6:00 a.m. Boone County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to eastbound I-275 at the Mineola Pike interchange for a FedEx tractor trailer that had gone off the right side of the roadway and over an embankment, turning over and crushing the cab.

On scene, deputies located the driver, Leroy Alexander, 44 of Lebanon, Indiana trapped in the truck hanging upside down where he remained for approximately one hour, forty five minutes before being extricated. Alexander, who never lost consciousness, was flown to University Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio via Air Care.

Early indications are that Alexander was eastbound on I-275 in the right lane when he veered right and struck a broken down, unoccupied 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer parked in the emergency lane. He continued on across the bottom of the Mineola Pike entrance ramp and then over the embankment. He was reported to have general merchandise in his two trailers.

Cleanup is expected to be extensive as the fuel tanks will need to be siphoned before up righting the rig. First responders will open lanes for travel as the situation dictates.
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Prescription Take Back Day is October 27th. You can drop off any unused prescription at the Union City Building, the Walton City Building or at the Boone County Sheriff's Office for safe disposal from 10AM - 2PM.

The Florence Police - KY will also have two (2) locations on October 27th. The first location will be at the Florence Government Center on Ewing Blvd. and the second location will at Kroger on Mall Road.youtube.com
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4 weeks ago

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Today, many of us here at the Boone County Sheriff’s Office had the honor and privilege to meet World World II Veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, Hershel “Woody” Williams. For many of us, this was a once in a lifetime experience and it cannot be overstated how much we appreciate Mr. Williams and his service to the United States of America. Mr. Williams presented Sheriff Michael A. Helmig with a Gold Star Families pin and two (2) challenge coins. @ Boone County Sheriff's Office, KY ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

Boone County Sheriff's Office, KY

We would like to congratulate Deputy Ronnie Burke for being this year's, "CIT Officer of the Year, Northkey Region". The Northkey Region is comprised of seven (7) counties. To be selected for this award an officer or deputy must properly utilize their Crisis Intervention Training skills and apply them efficiently in the field.

Deputy Burke was recognized for his response to an incident that started out as a hit and run report on River Rd back in July of this year. Through solid police work, Deputy Burke and several other deputies safely took the suspect into custody after a short standoff at the suspect’s residence. Instead of just taking the suspect straight to jail, Deputy Burke took him to the hospital for mental health treatment and evaluation, then took him to jail for the criminal charges, which included possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Deputy Burke’s actions showed that he investigated beyond just making an arrest, as he considered the suspect’s physical and mental wellbeing, as well as held him accountable for his criminal violations.
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