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Police

The Wilmore Police Department was established in 1922 with the commission of it’s first Town Marshall to protect and serve the citizens of Wilmore. Today, the department consists of 9 full time and 3 part time sworn officers and an Administrative Assistant. Our mission is to build relationships within our diverse and vibrant community, to meet the challenges of reducing crime, to help our citizens feel safe, and to render the highest ethical standards demanded of professional law enforcement agencies. Thank you for coming alongside us to ensure that Wilmore remains a safe and beautiful place to live, work and grow.

Chief Nelson Shrout was appointed Wilmore Police Chief on September 1, 2023. He has served the Wilmore Police Department since June 2002, working his way through the ranks to his current position. Chief Shrout is a 1994 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science in Police Administration. He graduated from the Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) Police Academy in 1998, DOCJT Academy of Police Supervision in 2007 and DOCJT’s Criminal Justice Executive Development Program in 2010. Chief Shrout lives with his wife and three children in Wilmore.

Our beloved classic DARE Car is a 1968 Ford Galaxie/500. It is in all original condition with less than 40,000 miles. The department enjoys using the car for parades and public relations events in the county.

The Wilmore Police Department, in collaboration with CVS Pharmacy, has a Drug Take Back box located in the lobby of the Wilmore Municipal Center. Prescription and over the counter medications may be dropped in the Drug Take Back box in the lobby of Wilmore Municipal Center during regular business hours: Monday- Friday 8:00-4:00 p.m. No liquids or syringes permitted.

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WPD Staff

Nelson Shrout

Chief of Police

859-858-8955 ext 401 Email

Kim Stewart

Administrative Assistant

859-858-8955 ext 401 Email

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer fingerprinting service?

Yes. The Wilmore Police Department can fingerprint you for employment, adoption, foster parenting, etc. You will need to provide your own fingerprint card with the requesting agency’s information on it. Fingerprinting is available by appointment only. Please call 859-858-8955 to set up the appointment.

How many police officers does Wilmore employ?

The City of Wilmore currently has 7 full-time officers, 4 part-time officers, a full- time Chief of Police and an office manager.

Who answers the calls for 911 in Wilmore?

All emergency and non-emergency after hour calls are answered by the Jessamine County 911 Center located in Nicholasville. You can reach an officer in the city 24 hours a day for emergency by dialing 911.

For a non-emergency, call 859-858-3535.

Does Wilmore have a Drug Take Back program?

The Wilmore Police Department,in collaboration with CVS Pharmacy, has a Drug Take Back box located in the lobby of the Wilmore Municipal Center. Prescription and over the counter medications may be dropped in the Drug Take Back box during regular business hours: Monday- Friday 8:00-4:00 p.m. No liquids or syringes, please.

What year model is the DARE Car?

Our beloved classic DARE Car is a 1968 Ford Galaxie/500. It is in all original condition with less than 40,000 miles. The department enjoys using the car for parades and public relations events in the county.

When did Wilmore establish a Police Department?

Wilmore officially established its police department on January 1, 1922 with the appointment of the first “Town Marshall,” John William Grimes.

Phone: 859-858-4411

Phone: 859-858-4412

Fax: 859-858-3595

Email: info@wilmore.org

City Hall 210 S. Lexington Ave.

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