Agreement gives OCPD officers limited authority in Jefferson Co.

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By Zach Osowski

Oldham County Police Department officers now have the authority to operate in Jefferson County.

Oldham County Fiscal Court approved an inter-local agreement between OCPD and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday.

Under the new agreement, OCPD officers have the ability to conduct investigations and pursue cars across the county line.

Previously, officers had no authority to continue a chase if a suspect crossed into Jefferson County.

Magistrate JD Sparks clarified that officers will not be patrolling outside the county, but have the authority to make arrests in Jefferson Co. if necessary.

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