Police Department

Police Chief

Mike Opalek

200 West Arcadia Avenue

P. O. Box 345

Dawson Springs, KY  42408


FAX (270)797-2978



Plans, organizes, directs and coordinates the activities of the Police Department in the enforcement of laws and ordinances, the prevention of crime, and the protection of life and property, directs the preparation and maintenance of police records and files. Directs the investigation of major criminal offenses. Sees that reports are prepared for the Mayor, prepares budget estimates, controls the expenditures of Department funds and recommends the purchase of necessary equipment.

The Dawson Springs Police Department responds to emergency calls of all types and enforces laws and local ordinances. In addition to 4 officers, the Department has a full-time telecommunications staff that dispatches all emergency services for the City.