The Somerset Police Department is headed by the Chief of Police. The Assistant Chief holds the rank of Major. The chief and major are responsible for the administration of the department. They oversee the budget, policy, and direction of the police department.
An Administrative Lieutenant oversees the Safety Officers, non-sworn staff, School Resource Officer Program, Explorer Program, and also serves as Fleet Manager.
In the patrol division, there is one lieutenant and one sergeant assigned to each of the three patrol shifts.
The administration is also tasked with maintaining the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police Accreditation for the department.
In 1996, Somerset PD received its first accreditation by KACP. Since then, the association has recognized SPD for maintaining those values and recertification standards in 2001 and 2006.
MISSION STATEMENT OF THE SOMERSET POLICE DEPARTMENT
We, the members of the Somerset Police Department, believe in the dignity and worth of all people. We are committed to providing high quality community oriented police services with sensitivity, protecting constitutional rights, problem solving, teamwork, continuous improvement, openness, planning for the future, and providing leadership to the police profession. We are proud of our work force which permits us to grow, and which respects each of us as individuals, and we strive for a healthy workplace.