Doing Business With and Services Offered by the Police Department

National Night Out 2013 - Children view demo equipment

The Newport Police Department is located on the first floor of the City Building at 998 Monmouth Street. Regular hours for the administrative offices are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.


Parking Citations

If you receive a parking citation in the City of Newport you may pay the fee by mail or in person at the Police Department. If not paid within 7 days, the fee increases by $10. If not paid within 20 working days the fine will increase by another $10. If you wish to contest a ticket you must do so in writing and within seven days of receiving the citation. Most parking fines are $25. Citations for parking in a Fire Lane, near a Fire Hydrant, or in a Reserved Handicapped space without a permit are $30. 

Residential Parking Permits

If you live in a neighborhood where parking is restricted for residents you will need to obtain a parking permit from the Police Department. Please stop in during regular hours. The vehicle must be registered to your address, be prepared to show a copy of your current registration. In cases of a company car not registered to you, a letter from your employer will be required, please call the office for specific requirements.

Reserved Parking for Those with Disabilities

Accessible parking places may be reserved for persons with disabilities. To request that a sign be placed near the entrance to your residence, the Police Department will need to review the request which should include a copy of your accessible registration (or license plate) you were issued. Please call the office with questions - 859.292.3680.


Accident Reports

If you or a vehicle you own was involved in an accident in Newport, please allow two business days for processing and then you may pick up a copy of the accident report during regular office hours (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.) at the Police Department.
You may also get copies of accident reports online through
Insurance companies may send in requests for reports along with a self-addressed envelope and the fee of $5 per copy to the Newport Police Department, 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, KY, 41071.

Background Checks

The Newport Police Department does not perform background checks. Instructions for having a background check done are available through the KY State Police.

Fingerprint Appointments

The Newport Police Department offers fingerprinting appointments for residents of the City who need this service. If you need fingerprinting done to get state licensing or for a professional exam, you may contact the Records Department to set up an appointment at 859.292.3680. For non-residents there is a fee of $20.

Vacation House Checks

If you would like for the Police to help keep watch on your house while you are on vacation or away for an extended period on business, request a vacation house check. Simply fill out a form and provide as much information as possible and the patrol officers will make an extra effort to keep an eye on your home while you are away. It is helpful to list the dates you will leave and return, in what areas of the house or what outside lights you will leave on or have on timers, a mobile phone number or the number where you will be staying, what cars will be left in the driveway, details of anyone that will be entering the home while you are gone (such as someone tending your pets or doing repair work), and if you have had a recent break in or have specific cause for concern. If you have an alarm company, you may wish to notify them that you will be out of town. Remember to place a hold on your mail and newspaper deliveries while you are away or ask a trusted neighbor you know well to collect and hold your mail until you return.


Court Dates and Court Fees

If you need to check a court date or pay a court fine please contact Circuit Court or District Court.

The Campbell County Courthouse is located at 4th and York, (caddy-corner from the World Peace Bell). Circuit Court is located in the "old" courthouse. Visit that location for driver's licenses, I.D. cards, eviction and divorce papers, bankruptcy and custody cases. To reach Circuit Court call 859.292.6314

District Court is also now located at 4th and York and handles traffic matters, misdemeanors, juvenile matters, small claims forcible detainer actions, paternity actions, limited civil actions, preliminary hearings on felons and restraining orders. To reach District Court, call 859.292.6305.

Storage Pods and Blocking Parking for Moving Trucks

If you wish to place a storage pod on your property in preparation for moving or if you wish to have parking reserved for moving trucks, please contact the Police Department no less than twenty four hours in advance to get permission. Call 859.292.3680.

Affiliations and Programs

The Newport Police Department prides itself on its cooperation and affiliation with numerous national, state and local public service agencies and community groups, in an effort to provide quality services to our constituents.
• Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council (ATAC)
• Buenger Boys and Girls Club
• Brighton Center
• Campbell County Multi-Disciplinary Team (child abuse)
• Campbell County TRIAD (organization for senior citizens)
• Campbell County Police Chiefs Association
• Career Fair at Newport High School
• Daymar Technical College
• Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT)
• Department of Emergency Services (DES)
• Department of Homeland Security
• Federal Bureau of Investigation
• Governor’s DUI/Highway Safety Program
• Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC)
• Junior Achievement Job Shadow Day
• Kentucky Child Safety Council
• Kentucky Crime Prevention Coalition (KCPC)
• Kentucky League of Cities
• Kentucky Police Chiefs Association
• Kentucky Tactical Officers Association (KTOA)
• National Bicycle Safety Week
• National Crime Prevention Coalition (NCPC)
• National Night Out
• National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C)
• Newport Citizens Advisory Council (NCAC)
• Newport Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (NCPAAA)
• Newport Business Association
• Newport Independent Schools
• Newport On The Levee
• Newport Neighborhood Group Association
• Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force (NKDSF)
• Northern Juvenille Deliquency Prevention Council
• Operation ABC (America Buckles Up Children)
• Project Child Safe (Gun Safety Program)
• Regional Community Policing Institute (Ohio and Kentucky)
• Northern Kentucky Police Chiefs Association (NKPCA)
• Southwest Business College Law Enforcement Program
• State of Ohio Accreditation Resources (SOAR)
• USA Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (USACPAAA)

Police Officers visiting the Farmers Market

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