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Community Outreach Initiatives/Programs


The Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) is proud to be involved in many community outreach initiatives/programs. Each year, the LMPD participates in several hundred community-related events. You will find many examples of our outreach initiatives/programs below. Please note that most presentations and/or specialty displays can be easily tailored to meet your needs.

To schedule the LMPD at your next community event or to give a presentation, contact the Community Relations Unit at (502) 574-7427 or email Lieutenant Andrea Brown.

Examples of LMPD's Community Outreach Initiatives/Programs:

Louisville Metro Police Explorer Program Meetings (Monthly)
Chief’s Youth Advisory Council Meetings (Monthly- even months)
Chief’s Neighborhood Watch Advisory Council Meetings (Monthly- odd months) 
Division Advisory Board Meetings (Monthly - All Divisions)
Gentleman’s Academy (Youth Summer program)
Youth Citizens’ Police Academy (Summer)
Citizens’ Police Academy (Fall and Spring) 

  • Latino Citizens’ Police Academy
  • International Citizens’ Police Academy
  • Women’s Citizens’ Police Academy
  • Senior Citizens’ Police Academy
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Citizens’ Police Academy
  • College Citizens’ Police Academy
Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association Meetings (Monthly)
Latino Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association Meetings (Monthly)
Newcomers Academy at Shawnee High School Partnership (School year)
Neighborhood Watch
Citizen Ride-A-Long Program (ride with an officer)
Community Partnership with Catholic Charities
Community Partnership with Kentucky Refugee Ministries
School Resource Officer Partnerships - (12) area Middle and High Schools Church Festivals
School Festivals
Fall/Spring Festivals
Council District Festivals
Council District meetings
Community Meetings
School Safety Presentations
Pre-school Presentations
Halloween Safety Presentations
Drug Awareness Presentations and Displays
Gang Awareness Presentations
Business Safety Presentations
Personal Safety Presentations Gun Safety Presentations
Mock Crash Vehicle Scene Presentations
DUI Presentations and Simulations
Seatbelt Safety Presentations
Personal Property Engraving
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Surveys
Child ID
Junior Achievement Partnerships
LMPD Information booths @Special events (Health Fairs, etc.)
Recruiting Events
Senior Fairs
Drug Tosses
Fraud Prevention Initiatives
Work Place Violence and Safety Presentations
Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Council Meetings
Shop with a Cop
Coffee with a Cop-Fourth Division (monthly)
Team Street Safe Neighborhood Crime Reduction Walks –Fourth and Seventh Divisions (monthly)
Dare to Care Partnership (officers deliver food boxes to the needy Senior Citizens) 
Every One Reads Program Partnership with JCPS
Big Brother Big Sister Program Partnership
Police-Youth Mentors
LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender) Workshop (Fall and Spring)
Tire Changing Clinics
Holiday Crime Prevention Initiatives-partnership with local businesses
Partnership with University of Louisville-Annual PEACE DAY
Partnership with Jefferson County TEEN COURT
Partnership with TRIAD Senior Services
Chess Club/Mentoring Program – 2nd Division

Other Special Services:

The LMPD also offers displays for community-related events which include the following Specialty Units:

  • Mounted Patrol (horses and equipment display)
  • Special, Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team (equipment and vehicle display) 
  • Bomb Squad (equipment and vehicle display)
  • Hostage Negotiations Team (vehicle display) 
  • Canine Unit (demonstrations)
  • Traffic Unit (vehicle display)
  • Dive Team (equipment display and dive tank)
  • River Patrol( boat display)
  • Community Relations Unit (specialty vehicle displays, etc.)

            1. Mock helicopter 
            2. Crime Tips Car (Narcotics confiscation vehicle) 
            3. Talking CRIME BUSTER vehicle 
            4. ATVs
            5. T-3s 
            6. Marked police vehicle 
            7. McGruff the Crime Dog 
            8. Blow-up LMPD police officer