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  • Giselle Smith

Public Safety

Elizabethtown's public safety agencies prioritize community well-being amid growth.

As an area experiences an upsurge in both its economy and population, the demand for essential public services escalates, notably the imperative public safety provided by first responder agencies. In anticipation of substantial economic and population growth in Elizabethtown, local public safety leaders are proactively addressing these needs.

The Elizabethtown Police Department (EPD) remains steadfast in its commitment to cater to the community’s needs while ensuring fair and impartial services to all residents. Beyond ensuring public safety, EPD places a strong emphasis on fostering community engagement through various programs such as the Police Cadet initiative, Citizen’s Police Academy, Teen Citizen’s Academy, the Cops and Bobbers Youth Fishing Derby, active participation in the annual Shop With a Cop initiative and more.

Complementing EPD’s efforts, Elizabethtown benefits from the services rendered by the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office and the Kentucky State Police, further fortifying the area’s public safety network.

In the realm of fire safety, emergency medical services, technical rescue, fire prevention, disaster management, and public fire education, the Elizabethtown Fire Department plays a pivotal role. Operating across three fire stations with round-the-clock staffing comprising a minimum of 14 personnel among over 50 uniform and civilian employees, the department is deeply committed to community well-being. In addition, the department actively participates in the annual WHAS Crusade for Children, which raises money for agencies, schools, and hospitals to improve the lives of children with special needs. The Elizabethtown Police Department is actively seeking individuals dedicated to collaborating with the community to foster a safe and secure place to work and live. For those interested in joining the department, including internship opportunities, further details can be found at

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