Taylor Mill Police Department
The Taylor Mill Police Department is a national and state-accredited law enforcement agency that provides for the safety and welfare of the Taylor Mill community. We are one of two agencies in the State of Kentucky with both national (since 2010) and state accreditation (since 2002).
We provide the following services:
- Crime prevention
- Traffic enforcement
- Criminal investigations
- Response to motor vehicle accidents
- Response to severe weather/natural disasters
- School Resource Officer (SRO) program
- Traffic control, security, and escort for local events
- Public services and education to promote safety
Our staff consists of about 12 full-time sworn officers and one non-sworn administrative assistant. We handle about 10,000 to 11,000 calls each year. Our sworn officers are trained as first responders and can administer emergency medical first aid and use defibrillators for cardiac arrests. Our crime rate is well below the national average and is one of the lowest in the Northern Kentucky area.
Our equipment includes:
- Patrol vehicles, marked and unmarked
- Supervisor vehicles
- Special purpose Humvee donated by the U.S. Department of Military Surplus
- Automated external defibrillators (AED) in all vehicles
- Standard-duty gear for officers
To view the list of public services and educational opportunities offered to the community by the police department, please visit the Public Services & Education page.
1The Lexington Police Department is also a national and state-accredited police department.
Police Chief James E. Mills, Jr.
Chief James E. Mills Jr. has been a police officer since 2005. He began his career with the City of Taylor Mill in November of 2009. He came to our agency with four years of experience from the Dalton, Georgia Police Department and one year with the Northern Kentucky University Police Department. Chief Mills is a certified International Police Mountain Biking Officer and Police Training Officer. Chief Mills became the department’s first Accident Reconstructionist in 2014. Chief Mills is an Academy of Police Supervision Class 72 graduate as well as a Criminal Justice Executive Development Class 24 graduate. Chief Mills has authored and supervised multiple grants for the police department for the purchase of equipment and special project overtime for the officers. Chief Mills was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2016. He was promoted to Lieutenant in February of 2018 and Assistant Police Chief in 2022. Chief Mills was appointed Chief of Police on August 1, 2022. Chief Mills holds a Bachelors of Art’s in Integrative Studies from Northern Kentucky University and is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Public Administration from Northern Kentucky University. Chief Mills is married and has one son. In his free time, he enjoys traveling to his family's favorite Disney destinations on both land and sea or sunny beach locations.
Taylor Mill Police Explorers
Are you a young adult living in Taylor Mill and interested in a career in Law enforcement? If so, becoming a Taylor Mill Police Explorer may be the right fit for you.
The Taylor Mill Police Department offers a Law Enforcement Exploring program for young adults interested in exploring a career in law enforcement. If you are between the ages of 14 and 20 and have completed the ninth grade, you may apply to become a member of the Taylor Mill Police Explorers.
This comprehensive, hands-on program provides training for Explorers ranging from routine traffic stops to crime scene search/investigation, bomb threat response and arrest and search techniques. Explorers may participate in the department’s ride-a-long program once they are 16, have completed a six-month probationary and have passed all required tests.
Explorers may also aid in investigations, crime scenes, and traffic/crowd control in certain situations, provided all necessary training has been completed. Explorers also compete in local, regional, state and national competitions.
The Taylor Mill Police Explorer Post meets twice a month. For more information or to set up an appointment to discuss participation, contact the police department during normal business hours Mon.- Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 859. 581-1192.