Special Operations

Major Kelly Jones -- Email


Air Unit
7203 Outer Loop
Louisville, KY  40228
Phone (502) 239-6022


Lieutenant Brent Routzahn -- Email

Provides aerial surveillance, search and apprehension duties and rescue services.


Bomb Squad
416 North 29th Street
Louisville, KY  40212
Phone (502) 574-7167

Sergeant Robert Kaelin -- Email

Provides identification, recovery, transportation and disposal of explosives and suspected explosive devices.


Canine Unit
3411 Robards Court
Louisville, KY  40218
Phone (502) 574-7678


Lieutenant Danny Assef -- Email

Responds to situations calling for trained police dogs which include building and area searches, evidence/property recovery, tracking and apprehending of suspects and searches for narcotics and hazardous devices.


Community Relations Programs
633 West Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY  40202
Phone (502) 574-7423

Lieutenant Andrea Brown -- Email

Provides community based police programs to the citizens of our city including the Police Athletics/Activities League (PAL), the Volunteers in Police Services program, Louisville Law and Order,  Neighborhood Watch and Citizens Police Academies.


Dive Team 
633 West Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY  40202
Phone (502) 574-7051


Lieutenant Danny Assef -- Email

Provides for the recovery of property, injured persons and corpses within the waters of the department’s jurisdiction.


Dignitary Protection Team
2301 Douglass Boulevard
Louisville, KY  40205
Phone (502) 574-7636


Lieutenant Gary Burman -- Email

Specially trained officers responsible for the protecting and escorting of government officials and dignitaries. Officers provide a safe environment at special events and execute motorcades.


Hostage Negotiating Team (HNT)
633 West Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY  40202
Phone (502) 574-4761


Lieutenant Luke Howard -- Email
Lieutenant Andrea Brown -- Email

Negotiates the surrender of hostage takers or barricaded suspects and the safe release of hostages through effective implementation of the negotiating process.


Joint Emergency Services Unit (Joint ESU) 
633 West Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY  40202
Phone (502) 574-7454


Lieutenant Chapin Jones -- Email

Responses to incidents involving human biological vectors and hazardous material situations requiring police presence. 


Mounted Patrol
7000 Sanders Gate Road
Louisville, KY  40214
Phone (502) 574-7186 / (502) 363-0943
 

Lieutenant Danny Assef -- Email

Provides patrol support by addressing quality of life issues, assisting in crowd control at public events and maintaining increased visibility in targeted areas.


River Patrol 
633 West Jefferson Street 
Louisville, KY  40202
Phone (502) 574-4105 or 4108

Sergeant Jeff Artman -- Email

Provides waterborne services on the Ohio River and its tributaries.

To report any problems or suspicious activities on the waterways or to contact the River Patrol, please click here.


Special Events Unit
633 West Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY  40202
Phone (502) 574-7454


Major Kelly Jones -- Email

Facilitates planning and implementation of major public events, reviews all permits filed with Metro Government and determines the amount of assistance the department may provide.

For more information on obtaining a permit, please click here.


Special Response Team (SRT)
4711 Outer Loop
Louisville, KY  40218
Phone (502) 458-2491

Lieutenant Jesse Duncan -- Email

Responds to situations that have resulted or will likely result in a civil disturbance.


Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team 
633 West Jefferson Street 
Louisville, KY  40202
Phone (502) 574-2134

Lieutenant Brent Routzahn -- Email

Responds to confrontations with hostage takers, barricaded suspects or other incidents that may involve a threat to human life where specialized training or equipment could be utilized.


Traffic Unit
3672 Taylor Boulevard
Louisville, KY  40215
Phone (502) 574-2445


Lieutenant Joe Seelye -- Email

Responds and investigates collisions involving fatalities, life threatening injuries or collisions on the interstates.