The Hazard Police Department is committed to making sure our community is safe, and has officers working closely with county, state, and federal agencies on programs dealing with such community and crime issues as drug abuse and identity fraud. The HPD has officers specially trained in a number of different law enforcement fields, including accident reconstruction, evidence collection, and drug investigation. The HPD has also dedicated itself to working closely with our local school systems by providing a D.A.R.E. officer and a School Resource Officer.
The Hazard Police Department maintains a close relationship with the local schools, allowing our youth and police officers to interact and build positive relationships between them.
Hazard Police Chief, Minor Allen
We are dedicated to upholding the highest professional standards while serving the community in which we work and live. We are committed to the enforcement of laws to protect life and property, while respecting individual rights, human dignity, and community values. We are also determined to create and maintain an active police/community partnership and assist citizens in identifying and solving problems to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods.
The Hazard Police Department has received accreditation by being carefully measured against an established set of standards and meeting or exceeding professionally accepted practices in law enforcement.
HPD conducting an accident reconstruction.
Hazard Police aided President Clinton's security detail during his 1999 visit.