Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

New 'City Profile' Episode Features Police Chief Brandon Barnhill

city paducah 300PADUCAH, Ky. (3/4/14) — “I love the atmosphere. I love the job. I love the aspect of serving the community and being able to provide and give back. It seemed to be a natural fit for me,” says Paducah Police Chief Brandon Barnhill.

In this episode of "City Profile", Tom Butler, West Kentucky Community & Technical College Television Production Coordinator, interviews Chief Barnhill about his recent promotion to chief of the Paducah Police Department.

The episode begins with Chief Barnhill providing his background and what led him to begin a career in law enforcement. He also discusses his recent promotion from assistant chief to chief.

Regarding his philosophy, Chief Barnhill says, “I feel it’s my position to be in the community, to be attentive to the community’s needs, to listen to the vibe coming from the community.”

Chief Barnhill provides an overview of the Paducah Police Department from its number of sworn officers to its budget and training hours. He also discusses the technological challenges police officers face. “Technology is really changing law enforcement specifically the capability of the officer in the field and how much data they can have in a split second in their hands.” Also in the episode, viewers will learn about data-driven policing and how the Paducah Police Department uses statistics and information in patrolling and crime prevention.

The Paducah Police Department also has several specialized assignments including the Bomb Squat, SWAT Team, and K9 Units. Chief Barnhill discusses these specialized areas and their associated equipment. “If you’ve got a toolbox, they may be tools in the bottom that hopefully you never use. Unfortunately in today’s society, you’ve almost got to have some of these avenues to address things that come up.”

At the end of the episode, Chief Barnhill talks about one of his next challenges: recruiting officers.

Barnhill says approximately 12 officers and supervisors are eligible to retire within the next two years.

City Profile can be viewed on Government 11, the governmental access channel of the City of Paducah, on Wednesday, March 5 at 8:30 p.m. It also airs this week on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. and Friday at 8:30 p.m.

SurfKY News
Information provided by City of Paducah

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

button coupons
button classifieds

In Other News...

MCHS Faculty Nominate Students, Teachers That Exemplify School Mission

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. (12/12/14) — Recently MCHS faculty nominated students and teachers that exemplify the… Read More

Fifth Annual Murray Half Marathon Set for Saturday, April 18, 2015

MURRAY, Ky. (12/21/14) — The Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare’s annual Murray Half Marathon will be held… Read More

Most Read This Week

December 16, 2014 11140

Coal Miner Fatally Injured in Underground Mining…

in Top News For All Sites by Dick Brown
December 17, 2014 8053

Elderly Couple Found Shot to Death in Muhlenberg

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
December 17, 2014 6935

Three Men Charged with Burglary

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 19, 2014 5008

Armstrong Mine to Layoff 39 by End of Day

in Top News For All Sites by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
December 19, 2014 4715

Dawson Springs Man Charged with Sexual Abuse of…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Detective Sean McCance
December 16, 2014 4315

Highway Crews Pre-Treating Roadways for Potential…

in Hopkins News by Keith Todd
December 18, 2014 4302

Cat Scratching over Dog Ownership Escalates

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
December 19, 2014 4264

Woman Flown to St. Mary's after Two-Car Collision

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
December 16, 2014 4048

KFWC Proposes 2015-2016 Deer Season Dates and…

in General News For All Sites by Department of Fish and Wildlife
December 19, 2014 3634

Vehicle Fire Causes Traffic Back-Up on Pennyrile

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis

Stories Trending Today

December 20, 2014 2107

KET’s Kentucky Life Segment to Feature Old…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
December 22, 2014 1756

Earlington Church Toy Drive Blesses Community…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
December 21, 2014 1752

UK Family Doctor Gives Back, Stays Grounded…

in General News For All Sites by Allison Perry and Elizabeth Adams
December 21, 2014 1549

AG Conway Announces 2014 Keep Kentucky Kids Safe…

in General News For All Sites by Daniel Kemp
December 21, 2014 1542

Final 'Frozen' Performance Set for Tonight at LWC

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
December 21, 2014 1385

Edumedics LLC to Expand Louisville Headquarters,…

in General News For All Sites by Office of the Governor
December 21, 2014 1343

Follow Safe Sleep Recommendations for Infants

in General News For All Sites by Beth Fisher
December 21, 2014 1333

NCM Motorsports Park to Break Ground on Kimberlee…

in General News For All Sites by National Corvette Museum
December 21, 2014 1152

Legislator's Log - Week of Dec. 21, 2014

in General News For All Sites by Brent Yonts
December 21, 2014 1142

Dave Says - Dec. 21, 2014

in General News For All Sites by Dave Ramsey

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)

Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss