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5347 Benton Road, Paducah, KY 42003 Phone: 270-538-4000

Law Enforcement and Safety


McCracken County Schools employ 10 school resource officers (SRO/Police Officers) and one supervisor. Each SRO is a sworn police officer and a graduate of the Department of Criminal Justice police academy. These officers receive annual training through the DOCJT. McCracken County SROs cover every school in the county and are responsible for enforcing all local, state, and federal laws. 
All schools have school safety and emergency management plans and these plans are reviewed with faculty/staff. Drills for lockdown, fire, severe weather, and earthquake are mandatory in all schools and are conducted throughout the year.

All school doors are locked to outside visitors and all visitors are buzzed into a single main entrance to the school. All visitors, this includes parents, delivery drivers, vendors, and media, are required to check in to the office immediately upon arrival.

Procedures are in place for drug and weapon detection with students and staff trained to immediately report the location, identity, and description of any suspicious individual. Students and staff have received instruction in lockdown, evacuation, and other security procedures. All exterior doors are locked, and our staff and school resource officers are available to supervise the buildings and grounds during the school day and as students arrive and depart.

The Kentucky Center for School Safety provides information and resources about bullying, Internet safety, and other school safety issues for schools and families.


Austin Guill
Board Office
(270) 538-4000

Greg Martin
Lone Oak Schools
(270) 538-5060

Sal Patterson
Heath Schools
(270) 538-4075

Rusty Banks


Brian Kopischke
(270) 538-4300 ext. 5233

Jon Wentworth
Reidland Schools


Darrin Frommeyer
(270) 538-4300 ext. 5238