Hopkinsville Police Chief Credits Cameras with Helping to Solve Crimes


Hopkinsville Police Chief Jason Newby credits the Flock cameras installed throughout the city with helping to solve several significant crimes.

During his 1st Quarter Report to the Committee of the Whole on Thursday night, Chief Newby responded to Chair Steve Keel’s inquiry about the city’s significant investments in purchasing the cameras and their effectiveness by stating that they are “worth their weight in gold.”

click to download audioChief Newby reported police arrested a total of 704 individuals in the first three months in Hopkinsville.

click to download audioPolice have worked a total of 251 collisions in the first quarter.

click to download audioNewby shared that officers have written 1,171 citations.

click to download audioHe also provided the amount of money, guns, meth and fentanyl that has been seized in the first quarter.

click to download audioNewby accredited his officers for all of the numbers he presented in his report.

click to download audioHe also thanked the men and women of the Hopkinsville Fire Department who are always with them on the scene and on standby. He says the men and women at the police department and fire department are one big family.

In addition, Chief Newby announced three upcoming community events that will be hosted by the police department:

  • A S.W.A.T demonstration at the Municipal Building at 9:30 a.m. on April 27;
  • Touch-A-Truck at DeBow Park at 10 a.m. on May 11th;
  • Cookout with a Cop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Joe Mumford Park on May 25th.