S. Kentucky county forms a major crimes task force with county, city and state police

By: Paige Quiggins Email
By: Paige Quiggins Email

A southern kentucky county has formed a major crimes task force.

Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell said his department will partner with Corbin Police, Williamsburg Police and Kentucky State Police to provide additional manpower and resources when investigating major crimes in the county.

"Instead of four officers at the crime scene from the same department you would have one from each agency," said Harrell.
"You are utilizing your resources. the information that each agency has is available to all."

Sheriff harrell says he hopes the task force will also improve communication between the departments and help them solve and prosecute major cases.

Major crimes are defined as homicides, armed robberies, theft over $50,000, violent crimes deemed needing in depth investigation and any crime deemed by the Chiefs, Sheriff or Post Commander.

The agreement was signed on Dec. 15.

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