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Here's the view from the cockpit of Somerset PD's Guardian One gyroplane during a portion of Saturday night's fireworks show at SomerSplash Waterpark. (Look closely and you can see some of the fireworks going off). The flight crew launched at 9:45 PM to monitor the traffic flow during and after the fireworks show. While doing so, they managed to capture a short video of the fireworks and the lights of downtown and the South US 27 strip.
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This short video was recorded by the flight crew of Somerset PD's Guardian One while they monitored traffic during last night's Somerset Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade. It was taken just before dark, but still gives you an idea of the length of the parade. SPD thanks their officers and those other agencies that assisted with traffic control over the parade route - Kentucky State Police, 5th District Constable's Office, Ferguson Police Department, and the Somerset Police Explorers for their help in contributing to the safety of the parade. ***When you play the video, select "HD" next to the volume and full screen arrows to see the video in the best quality***
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The Somerset Police Department has released a small portion of video of the mock active shooter exercise at the Somerset Community College on June 10, 2011. The video was shot from a camera mounted on the helmet of Det. Billy Bolin and gun-mounted camera on Det. Chris Gates' weapon.
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KEEPING OUR STUDENTS SAFE

The Somerset Police Department and the Somerset Independent School System have had a long relationship in making our kids, faculty, and visitors to our schools feel safe. Since 2000, the Somerset Police Department has had an assigned School Resource Officer dedicated to the Somerset Independent School System.

This week Somerset Police Chief William Hunt has had meetings with Mayor Eddie Girdler and Superintendant Kyle Lively concerning recent events ...

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On 02-21-2018 at approximately 10:45 pm, Somerset Police Department was made aware of a possible threat made on social media toward Somerset High School.

Throughout the night Somerset Police Department Detectives worked with Other agencies as well as the FBI and Somerset Independent Schools officials in determining the validity of a threat or even if a threat had been made.

At this time there are no known substantiated threats towards our local school systems. The Somerset ...Police Department takes all threats made to our local schools serious. Anyone making threats towards our local school districts will be charged appropriately.

Notice: Any posted comments will be monitored. The Somerset Police Dept. reserves the right to remove obscenities, off-topic comments, and personal attacks. This Facebook page and any content posted or submitted is subject to public disclosure.

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Somerset Police Department announces new Police Chaplain.

The end of January welcomed a new face to the ranks of Somerset Police Department. Pastor Mike Dunham has joined the department to serve as police chaplain.

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A police chaplain is a member of the clergy who will give support and counseling to the members of the department and the citizens of our community. The chaplain may be called upon to assist in notifications of families of personnel that have been injured or killed in the line of duty, respond to the hospital when personnel are admitted, and provide counseling for a variety of areas. The chaplain will also assist in funerals, supporting new recruit officers, become familiar with the families of department personnel and any needs they may have.

Whether delivering a prayer at a public engagement, helping grieving families deal with tragedy, or lending an ear to a police officer struggling to process the “why” of a tragedy the position of police chaplain carries a great deal of responsibility. The Somerset Police Department’s previous chaplain, Doug Whitaker was involved in the search for a part time chaplain to join the department and assist him in his duties. During this search Pastor Dunham’s name kept coming up.

“After several interviews and time spent in this endeavor it became clear that Pastor Dunham was a terrific choice for the position of police chaplain for our agency”, stated Captain Mike Correll who supervises the chaplain program. “Having Chaplain Whitakers prior approval of Mike Dunham as a police chaplain greatly reinforced we were selecting the right person for a difficult job”, stated Chief William Hunt.

Chaplain Dunham is an ordained minister currently serving East Somerset Baptist Church as the Children’s Pastor. Pastor Dunham has his Bachelor’s Degree in Educational Ministry and will soon complete his Master’s Degree in Psychology with a dual specialization in Pastoral Counseling and Life Coaching.

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Use caution while making your commute this morning. We have reports of icy patches along roadways, slow down and especially be careful on bridges and overpasses.

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The Somerset Police Department would like to make motorists aware of upcoming traffic pattern changes.

On January 30th, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced that plans to remove the northbound and southbound stop signs on KY2292 (Monticello St.) at the intersection with Ford Dr.

Traffic heading west on Ford Dr. will still be required to stop at the intersection. The scheduled date to remove the signs is slated for Tuesday, February 6th.

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The Somerset Police Department is hoping to alert our citizens of scams taking place in our area. Scammers often operate by email, social media, regular mail or telephone with telephone scams becoming the most prevalent.

Typically you will get a call, email or other type of message from a scammer claiming that you owe money or they have a grand way of making you money. In these cases the only thing you have to do is provide them with financial account information or send them...

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The Golden Alert for Ruth Bowcock has been cancelled. Bowcock has been located and is okay.

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01/17/18

Continue to be safe and cautious while driving this morning. With the extreme frigid temps we still have remaining snow and ice on our roadways. As you can see in the attached photos of S. Main St. and N. Central, secondary roads and side streets still have significant covering of snow and ice. Leave yourself plenty of time to get to your destination, clean all snow and ice from your windows and lights and once on the roadway drive slower and give plow trucks plenty of room to work. If you see someone along the road in need, please call 911.

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01/16/18, 7:30am

As you can see from the attached pics, roadways have become much more snow covered since our earlier post at 5am. Continue to use caution while driving this morning.

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01/16/18, 5am

Careful on your commute today. The light snow we received along with the low temps has created patches of ice and snow on our roadways. Pay particular attention to secondary roads and side streets. Black ice will be a threat on all roads this morning.

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01/13/18

Be careful if you have to be out on the roads early this morning as some roads will still be hazardous with patches of ice and snow. Use caution and take your time. The attached photos were taken about 4:30 this morning.

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Richard Fuquay, the subject of the earlier Golden Alert has been located safe and sound.

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Please take notice of the road closure in this advisory.

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City of Somerset, KY

“Lifted”

Boil Water/Road Closed

Due to a Main Water Break

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY
has been issued by Somerset Water Service in the following areas: Ogden Street Railroad Bridge to 80/27 intersection. Road closed until further notice.

The advisory has been issued due to: Main Water Break. Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological contamination of the water supply, therefore this Boil Water Advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure. Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking, bring the water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using.The advisory will remain in effect until the situation has been corrected and test results have shown the water to be of an acceptable quality.

For more information concerning the Boil Water Advisory, Contact the City of Somerset at 875-8549 or 305-3816.

Residents affected by this boil water advisory will be notified once the advisory has been lifted.

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UPDATED WEATHER INFO BELOW:

In an effort to address the extreme cold that we're experiencing in Downtown Somerset, Mayor Eddie Girdler is announcing the designa...tion of our Rocky Hollow facility as a “Warming Up” station. This will be in operation between the hours of 6:00AM to 9:00PM on Friday, January 5th and from 7:00AM to 8:00PM on Saturday, January 6th. The City of Somerset hopes that this helps some of our downtown residents in battling the extreme cold if they have to be out in it. We also remind our citizens to check in on any elderly friends or family you may have if you know they don't have heat during this time of expected extreme cold.

In the evening hours after Rocky Hollow has closed, The New Life Church of God's Life Center in Ferguson will be open tonight and tomorrow night from 8:00pm until 9:00am for anyone who needs shelter from the cold weather.

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Be careful on your commute this morning as some roads have become hazardous with this light skiff of snow we received. As you can see in the photos, secondary roads still have a covering while main roads are down to a light covering. Use caution and take your time. Be watchful of salt trucks out doing their best to make our roads safer and allow them room to work. If you see someone in need, contact 911 and we’ll get to them as quick as we can.

The photo to the left shows US27 near Adams St. Top right is Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge where S. Main becomes Monticello St. Middle right shows Murphy Ave. in Ferguson. Bottom right is Govers Ln.

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May the peace and blessings of Christmas be yours; And may the coming year be filled with happiness.

Merry Christmas from the Somerset Police Department. 🎄

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