45 W High St
Hodgenville, KY 42748
I am honored to be the Chief of Police at the Hodgenville Police Department. Here are some of my beliefs and goals:
I believe in being accessible to the community as well as being as transparent as possible. We want our community to be informed about who we are, what we do and how we are using taxpayer money.
I believe building trust among the community and our colleagues within the law enforcement community is of the utmost importance. HPD can not succeed without support from both.
I believe that the “good ole boy system” should be part of the “good ole days,” and I will not stand for preferential treatment.
I believe everyone should be treated fairly and with compassion. Do unto others as you would have done unto you.
Law enforcements goal is always to deter crime and keep our communities safe; the question becomes how do we accomplish that goal? I plan to work with the community to better serve the community. I plan to reach out to surrounding agencies for assistance. I plan on offering our officers the best possible training opportunities. I plan on making a difference.
I cannot do it alone. I have a group of some of the best officers in law enforcement helping me accomplish these goals. I have a Mayor and administration that supports law enforcement and genuinely cares about the community. I am but a small part in a larger puzzle.
If you have any question or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me!
Chief James Richardson
Sergeant Jordan Whitlow
Sergeant Josh Judd
School Resource Officer Kevin Bennett
Officer James Sherrard
Recruit Officer David Williams
Beth is the face of the department. She is the best Clerk EVER!
ABC/Code Enforcement INV Daniel Highbaugh