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My Ride-A-Long With The OPD

In conjunction with with the Owensboro Police Department's Citizens Academy, I got to go on a ride-a-long with an OPD officer. It was really cool! I have to give a big shout out to Officer Russelburg for letting me tag along this morning. Poor thing was trapped in his car with me for hours, ha!

Here's some of the things we did...

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OPD Joins In National “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign

The Owensboro Police Department is participating in a national campaign targeting drunk drivers. Per the OPD, they will be out in force as part of the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administrations annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign on drunk driving.

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OPD Searching For Robbery Suspect [PHOTOS]

The Owensboro Police Department needs your help. There was a robbery this afternoon at Chase Bank on Triplett Street in Owensboro.

Here is the official report and photos from the OPD:

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OPD Opens Citizen’s Police Academy Registration

Every year the Owensboro Police Department hosts the Citizen's Police Academy, I always want to join... but, usually forget to register, ha. Well, not this year! My registration application is filled out and on the way to OPD... you should join me!

Here's more info from the OPD on what to expect from the academy:

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Meet Vendo: The OPD’s New K-9 [PHOTO]

The Owensboro Police Department has made an addition to its' already impressive police force... Meet Vendo! Vendo is the latest K-9 member of the OPD!

Here's more info from the OPD about the cute pup!

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OPD Makes Arrest In Operation Broken Heart: National Task Force Effort

Via the Owensboro Police Department:

Owensboro Police Department detective makes arrest in connection with Operation Broken Heart.

Operation Broken Heart is a nationwide effort taking place during the month of May to crack down on child pornography and other sex crimes. There are 61 national task forces that comprise this effort. The Owensboro Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigations are conducted in cooperation with the Kentucky State Police task force.

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OPD Searching For Missing Juvenile [PHOTO]

UPDATE: As of 3:33pm Monday, April 7th via the OPD:

Missing juvenile, Carlie Paige Ritter, has been located and is in good health.

The Owensboro Police Department is searching for a missing juvenile and needs your help. Sunday, April 6th, a grandparent of 12 year old Carlie Paige Ritter reported her missing after she walked away from their residence in the 2900 block of Yellowstone Drive earlier that morning. Carlie was last observed wearing a black jacket and black jeans. Detectives continue looking into leads and are asking for the public’s help in locating this juvenile.

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Owensboro Police Department To Host Coffee With A Cop Event

Every wondered what it's really like to be a cop? Have some questions about the day to day activities of Owensboro's finest? Well, here's your chance to sit down and chat with a policeman. Join the Owensboro Police Department Friday, March 28th at The Crème Coffee House on E 2nd Street for Coffee With A Cop.

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OPD To Conduct Forum On Their Hiring Process

Ever wondered just how the Owensboro Police Department hires employees? Have you considered applying for a position at OPD? Well, here's your chance to find out more information!

The Owensboro Police Department is hosting a hiring forum Wednesday, February 19th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. The event will be held in the Community Room at the station, 222 E 9th Street.

Here's what to expect from the event via the OPD:

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OPD Is Asking For Your Help In Recent Robberies

After two recent robbery calls, the Owensboro Police Department is asking for your help. The two (separate) incidents occurred on Friday, January 24th in the parking lot of Wesleyan Park Plaza. The first call came in at 1:00am and the second at 7:20pm.

Both cases involved a while male subject wearing a dark colored jacket who approached his victims as they went to their vehicles in the parking lot. Each victim reported being threatened with a weapon as the suspect demanded money. The suspect (s) were able to flee on foot after taking money.

The OPD want you to stay safe and offers these tips:

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OPD Issues Update On January 20th Fatality

Fatality update via the Owensboro Police Department:

On Monday, January 20th, 2014, at approximately 8:30 a.m., the Owensboro Police Department responded to an accident with injuries call on Highway 60 East in front of the OMU Elmer Smith station.

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OPD To Launch “Eye On Owensboro” Program

Technology has been credited for solving many crimes. Video footage is a big part of that success. Our Owensboro Police Department is introducing a great new partnership with you, the community, in efforts to help reduce crime and solve pending investigations.

Here's more information via the OPD:

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