Stanford departments report monthly activity

Published 3:03 pm Monday, June 19, 2023

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STANFORD – The Stanford Fire Department (SFD) responded to 74 incidents during the month of May, including 31 calls for medical assistance.

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According to the monthly report provided to the Stanford City Council, SFD responded to the following incidents from May 1 through May 31:

• Fire, other – 1

• Cooking fire, confined to container – 1

• Trash or rubbish fire, contained – 1

• Medical assist, assist EMS crew – 31

• Ems call, excluding vehicle accident with injury – 6

• Motor Vehicle accident with injuries – 4

• Motor vehicle accident with no injuries – 2

• Search for person on land – 2

• High – angle rescue – 1

• Gas leak (natural gas or LPG) – 1

• Public service assistance, other – 1

• Public service – 2

• Unauthorized burning – 2

• Dispatched & cancelled en route – 2

• No incident found on arrival at dispatch address – 3

• Authorized controlled burning – 6

• Smoke scare, odor of smoke – 1

• HazMat release investigation w/no HazMat – 1

• Smoke detector activation, no fire – unintentional – 3

• Severe weather or natural disaster, other – 1

• Special type of incident, other – 2

There were 28 fire related calls and 46 EMS related calls during the month of May.

Stanford Police Department

The Stanford Police Department (SPD) also provided council members with a monthly report.

During the month of May, SPD reported a total of 1,088 contacts through 911.

SPD officers issued 196 citations and gave 71 warnings. A total of 19 arrests were made in May.

SPD reported 37 “incidents/cases” and 27 accidents for the month.

Officers completed a combined total of 190 hours of training in May. That included four hours of departmental firearms training; 24 hours online, two hours of departmental roll call training; 24 hours online for badges 567, 571, and 579; and 40 hours of training each for officers Hill, Godbey, Gilliland and Eldridge.

According to Police Chief Zach Middleton the department has seen increased criminal activity with the summer weather and activities, as is expected.

“We don’t have any glaring, out-of-the-norm- issues or activity going on at the moment, but we are preparing for a busy summer ahead,” Middleton said in a letter to council members.

As the city is preparing to finalize its budget, Middleton said the police department has a potential expense of $16,000 for upgrades to the communication system.

“This is part of the bill as it’s around $44,000 upgrade split between the county and other cities,” he said. “This will be very beneficial for radio communications for our officers.”

Middleton also said School Resource Officer Chase Marcum, who is now the SRO at Lincoln County High School has completed Phase One of the SRO training, Middleton said.

“Marcum has done a great job filling that spot and will be taking over as the School Resource Commander, he was promoted to Sergeant at the beginning of the month to assume that role full time,” he said.

SPD will be looking to hire a new officer as Rob Oney has taken a job with the Harrodsburg Police Department.

Code Enforcement

Stanford Code Enforcement reported 28 code violations for the month of May.

Code Enforcement gave 24 verbal warnings during the month and issued three citations.

The department reported one abatement and issued two building permits as well as one sign permit.

There was one certificate of occupancy granted, two plat reviews and one conditional use request.

Code Enforcement reported 56 business licenses were issued or renewed in May.