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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.


A career with the Boone County Sheriff’s Department can be a rewarding opportunity to serve the community. Learn about the requirements and pride of becoming a member of our Department.


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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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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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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This week we want to highlight the importance of changing your passwords. We have seen an increase in “phishing” scams where a person’s computer is unknowingly compromised and the scammers use a variety of methods to successfully login into sensitive programs and pretend to be you. For scammers this is usually a very easy hack because so many people use the same password. There are a variety of phishing scams out there and some can be technical so we won’t get into them here. Today, we want to focus the importance of changing your passwords. Most official databases we use require us to change our passwords about every 60 days and they won’t allow us to reuse any previous password combinations. Some websites won’t even allow us to use words in the password combination.

We recommend that you change your password to something very unique, using a combination of numbers, letters – upper/lower case and special characters. An example of this is: 123xyz*ABC! – The password can be as long as you want it to be and should be different for every account. Also, we recommend using “Two Factor Authentication” if it’s available. This can provide another layer of protection to your accounts.

Lastly, make sure to store your passwords in secure location or on a heavily encrypted site which will likely require a unique identifier, password or Two Factor Authentication to gain access.
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We are going to start highlighting scam reports as we receive them. We hope that this flow of information will continue to keep everyone vigilant in an ever evolving scheme to steal your hard earned money.

We received information this week where a person, under false pretenses provided their bank account information to a person out of fear of consequence. One of our fine detectives intervened before the money cleared from the victim's account, saving the victim thousands. Being able to stop a payment or transfer is a rare circumstance and depends exclusively on timing which was on the victim's side in this case. Check with your local bank but our experience is that if you provide your banking information even under false pretenses, the bank will not cover the loss. Scammers will play on your emotions or fear and will generally target the elderly.

VERIFY VERIFY VERIFY the information that is being purported to you and in no case should vital information be provided to another person without first verifying who they are or who they represent.
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2 weeks ago

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For those traveling through Union.Hey Old Union Road - Golden Pond Drive - KY 536 (Mt. Zion Road)

Heads Up

Check out the closures that will start on October 8, 2018

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