POLICE PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Prospect police officers will make regular checks on resident's homes while they are away and will take action should unauthorized vehicles or persons be near the house. This highly successful program is a valuable free service for residents.
- Request House Watch
- Note: Police officers will not pick up items left in mail box, paper box, or packages at front door. Please arrange for your neighbor or someone to pick up and hold items till your return.
- For more information about this program, please call 228-1150.
Prospect Residents: Residents may receive a FREE copy of reports by calling 502-228-1150 and requesting a report be prepared. Please give 24 hours notice. Residents must come to City Hall to pick up the report.
Non-Residents: Copies of car accident reports can be ordered and printed through an online service at buycrash.com. You will need the following information:
- Date of collision
- Badge number of officer
- Local code
Crime Reports: Obtaining a copy of your crime report can be found at buycrimes.com. You will need the following information:
- Date of offense
- Incident number
This Police Program is designed to eliminate robberies and other infractions of the law. A group of residents form a Block Watch, elect a captain and agree to watch activities within their neighborhood. E-mail is used to keep police and citizens informed of possible illegal activities taking place within the city.
A sticker identifying a vehicle as one owned by a Prospect resident is included in the resident's property tax bill. The sticker can assist the Police when traffic violations or accidents occur.
Robbery prevention tips and information about what to do if you are robbed are available from the Department. Free business security surveys are available by calling the Police at 502-228-1150.
Tips, rules, and information for safe bicycle riding are available by requesting a free brochure from the Department. Occasionally a class may be offered by the Department.
Jeff Sherrard, City of Prospect Police ChiefEMAIL CHIEF SHERRARD
Chief Jeff Sherrard began his law enforcement career with the Jefferson County Police Department (JCPD) in 1982. His previous assignments include the former Adam, Charlie and David Districts, Homicide Unit, Internal Affairs Unit, Evidence Technician Unit, Metro Narcotics and Special Investigations.
Under the newly merged Louisville Metro Police Department, Sherrard served as the commander of Training, Professional Standards Unit, Public Integrity Unit and Special Operations Division.
He served on the JCPD Hostage Negotiation Team for 10 years and was the commander of the team for five years. He is also a two time recipient of the JCPD Exemplary Performance Medal.
Chief Sherrard has a Bachelor of Science degree in Police Administration from the University of Louisville.
He is married and has two sons.
PROSPECT POLICE REPORTS
MONTHLY POLICE REPORT & ARCHIVE
The department's primary mission is to build a safe community by providing trained professionals to promote crime prevention, and to effectively conduct proactive law enforcement through community involvement. Officers are committed to the philosophical elements of Community Policing. Through our response to community concerns and the development of positive relationships throughout the community, we strive to impact the quality of life issues that make the City of Prospect a great community in which to live, visit, and work. Officers patrol the entire city and their response time to any call for assistance is usually never more than 2-3 minutes.
Crime Prevention is EVERYONE'S responsibility. As part of the community, the police department plays an important role in keeping the community safe. However, the police can't be everywhere, all the time. The success of our crime prevention/community service programs depends on you, for only with your active participation can these programs be effective.