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Muhlenberg Ramps Up Crime-Busting With New Task Force

muhlL sheriff 300MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (1/21/14) – Muhlenberg County law enforcement and local officials are calling the new county-wide investigative task force an idea, whose time has come.

Members of the Muhlenberg Sheriff's Department, along with the Central City, Greenville and Powderly Police departments met Friday, Jan. 17 at Catfish Dock in Greenville to announce the creation of a new joint investigative unit.

Sheriff Curtis McGehee told SurfKY News the basic idea is to make sure "all investigative units in the county are working together."

"Sometimes we may have a crime committed with only one or two officers working on the case. There are many times when having more officers, with more experience in various areas, will make the difference in solving a case." McGehee said.

McGehee noted that there will be times when the Kentucky State Police will also become involved in helping the new unit.

"When a serious crime is committed anywhere in the county, representatives from the various law enforcement agencies will be called out as part of this unit," said McGehee. "Our agency heads know their forces, and know who has the specific experience in certain areas to make this task force effective. Some officers have worked more on burglary cases. Others have concentrated on sexual assault cases. Some have worked on criminal mischief incidents or in other areas. When we combine all this expertise, we know it's going to make us a stronger investigative unit."

McGehee emphasized that from the beginning, he, along with the various police chiefs involved, made sure that Judge-Executive Rick Newman and the mayors of the cities involved were in full support of the task force.

Central City Mayor Barry Shaver told SurfKY News that he sees the task force as a "win-win" for everyone involved.

"When we are able to combine our crime experts from the various law enforcement agencies, with everyone working together, it just makes sense," said Shaver. "And in the long run, it saves tax dollars. Plus, there is just absolutely no substitute for experience."

McGehee noted that the next step is to begin training the Muhlenberg 911 Central Dispatch staff on how their part in the process will work.

"We want to make sure that everyone knows what the protocol will be. When a call comes in regarding a serious crime anywhere in the county, our 911 staff will know exactly who to send to a crime scene," said McGehee.

Paul McRee
SurfKY News

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