The Nicholasville Police Department is committed to crime prevention. They consider any crime to be unnecessary and an assault on the quality of life they treasure in Nicholasville. They also realize that crime does happen in their community. They monitor the nature of the occurrences and track them to spot trends and measure progress. One of the areas in which they traditionally have seen a higher rate than other cities is car theft. In addition, they continue to be concerned with the illicit sale and use of drugs, due to the negative impact it has throughout society.