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Sheriff Mike Coyle

The mission of the Madison County Sheriff's office is to work with other law enforcement agencies within Madison County and their efforts within the community to preserve the public peace, protect the rights of persons and property, prevent crime, and provide assistance to citizens in urgent situations. The Madison County Sheriff's office is responsible for the collection of county taxes, security of the courts, and the service of legal process and orders of the court, enforcement of federal laws, and the Kentucky Revised Statutes within the boundaries of Madison County.

The Madison County Sheriff's Office must enforce the law in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing both the statutory, and the constitutional rights of all people. I recognize that I am given a special trust and confidence by the citizens I serve.  This trust and confidence is my bond to ensure that I shall behave and act according to the highest personal and professional principles.

  • I shall ensure that my employees and I, in the performance of our duties, will enforce and administer the law according to the principles of the United States.

  • I shall establish and enforce standards of behavior for my employees consistent with the responsibilities, duties, obligations, and functions of my office as sheriff.

  • I shall adhere at all times to the standards and principles of honesty and integrity.

  • I shall ensure that all employees are appropriately trained and supervised to enhance the performance of their duties so that competent and excellent service is provided by the office of sheriff.

  • I shall ensure that, during my tenure, I shall not use the office of sheriff for personal gain.

  • I accept and will adhere to this code of ethics, and in doing so; I also accept responsibility for encouraging others in my profession to abide by this code. 



MSO BadgeMonday, January 18, 2021 - The Madison County Government Office's will be close for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and will reopen on Tuesday.


Sunday, November 29, 2020 - The Madison County Sheriff’s Office will be open Monday, November 30th through Monday, December 14th by APPOINTMENT ONLY.  You may contact us at (859) 623-1511 to schedule your appointment. No fingerprints will be conducted until further notice.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office will be closed until November 30, 2020.

For non-emergency deputy assistance please call Madison County 911 at 859-624-4776. In case of emergencies dial 911.

Tax payments may be placed in the drop box on the wall outside of the sheriff’s office. Please include your tax bill, and phone number on your correctly written check or money order.
Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office will be closed until November 30, 2020.
For non-emergency deputy assistance please call Madison County 911 at 859-624-4776. In case of emergencies dial 911.
Tax payments may be placed in the drop box on the wall outside of the sheriff’s office. Please include your tax bill, and phone number on your correctly written check or money order.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 -The Madison County Sheriff’s Office will begin tax collection on Thursday, October 1, 2020.

Sheriff Mike Coyle asks anyone conducting business with the sheriff’s office enter through the basement doors. Only 15 persons will be allowed inside at one time. Please be prepared to wait. Mask are mandatory for entry and we ask you to maintain social distancing (6 feet) while conducting business. 
As a reminder, a payment drop box can be located on the wall outside of the sheriff’s office. When submitting a payment include your tax bill, check (written correctly, signed, and include your phone number), or you can pay by money order.


Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 - IN MEMORY OF A DEDICATED K9 PARTNER: The Madison County Sheriff’s Office, with heavy hearts, would like to inform our community of the passing of K9 Kash.  K9 Kash faithfully served Madison County alongside his partner, Deputy J. Thompson. 

K9 Kash passed away on Thursday September 3rd, 2020 after being diagnosed with a terminal illness in late June of this year.  K9 Kash was an imported eight year old male German Shepherd certified in narcotics detection and tracking.

EOW: 09/03/2020 - Loyalty - Courage - Dedication

Deputy Thompson and K9 Kash












Thursday, July 9th, 2020 - The Madison County Sheriff’s Office will be closed Friday, July 10, 2020 as we celebrate the life and career of Deputy Michelle Albertson. Please contact Madison County 911 at (859) 624-4776 for assistance. Any emergencies dial 911.  We will reopen Monday, July 13, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. by appointment only.

Michelle Albertson - Nov 14, 1967 to Jul 5, 2020








Deputy Michelle Albertson

Nov 14, 1967 - Jul 5, 2020

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020 - 
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is once again receiving complaints of the Jury Duty Scam. 

The unknown caller states he is Sgt. Derek Thomas with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and advises the person has failed to show for jury duty. The caller then asks for payment in the form of cash or money card in order to avoid a warrant. 

The caller provides the number 859-544-1292 with the extension 113. Upon call back, someone will answer or you will receive a message indicating the number belongs to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. 

These calls are a scam. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office does not provide information about warrants by phone and will not request payment to avoid warrants.

In addition, the phone number above is not associated with this office.

If you receive one of these calls please do not give any personal information and immediately hang up.

Finally, if you have been a victim of this scam please contact the office at 859-623-1511 or you may report all scams to the attached link from the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office.


Friday, April 16th, 2020 - Sheriff Mike Coyle, and Staff on the importance of being counted in the 2020 U.S. Census. If you have not been counted yet - Go to 


Friday, April 3rd, 2020 - With the possibility of scams, below is a list of COVID-19 testing locations in Madison County. Please contact the location for times of operation.


  • Family Healthcare Clinic 1012 Center Dr., Richmond, KY 40475
  • St Joseph Hospital 305 Estill St., Berea, KY 40403
  • Baptist Health Urgent Care 648 University Shopping Center, Richmond, KY 40475
  • Madison family Clinic 2161 Lexington Road Suite#5, Richmond, KY 40475
  • White House Clinic’s 401 Highland Park Drive in Richmond, KY
  • White House Clinic’s 104 Legacy Drive in Berea, KY


Friday, March 20th, 2020 - The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has suspended/altered many services; however, we will remain dedicated to the people of Madison County. We are sympathetic to those in need. 

In light of this, we are offering to assist those at risk (elderly, disabled) with the delivery of groceries (i.e. click list), medication, and check the welfare of loved ones. 

If you know of anyone in need of these services contact the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at (859) 623-1511 during business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  After hours you may call Madison County 911 non-emergency at (859) 624-4772.


Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 - Madison County Sheriff, under the direction of Sheriff Mike Coyle, will remain operational with employees reporting to duty; however, due to the existing conditions the services of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office will be altered. We are temporarily suspending walk in services to include fingerprinting, Carrying Concealed Applications, vehicle inspections, criminal/collision report transactions, evidence return and other services which could provide direct contact with the public. 

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has modified some services to be allowed. Inspections may be obtained by calling (859) 623-1511 and scheduling an appointment.

Carrying Concealed applications can be completed online at To pick up a permit contact (859) 623-1511 and schedule an appointment. 

To obtain a case/collision report you may visit or

Impounded vehicles will be released upon appointment by calling (859) 623-1511.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office will continue to provide quality service; however, deputy response may be altered. Non-Priority calls may be handled by phone or limited contact upon deputy discretion. Priority or Emergency calls will take precedence with limited interaction and social distancing in mind.

Please don’t hesitate to call with any questions.


Public Announcement
2019  Justice Assistance Grants

The Richmond Police Department and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office in an effort to enhance our equipment, training and support to provide better service to our community are applying for Federal funds by way of the 2019 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant.  Funds requested through this grant will greatly enhance our goal of providing the best professional service to our citizens by acquiring much needed equipment and high level training in the following areas to enhance the effectiveness of law enforcement patrol efforts as well as increasing officer and public safety.

The equipment purchased through the grant funds are an investment in the infrastructure of The Richmond Police Department and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.  They will provide long-term benefits and assist in stabilizing local budgets and possibly avoid  the reduction of essential services as well as increasing officer and citizen safety.

Any public comments are welcome concerning our request for federal funds.  The guidelines for spending these federal funds must address crime through the provision of services and helping to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of Law Enforcement Agencies in Madison County.

This announcement will serve as 30 day public notice to all governing officials as required by the grant application. Any comments, please contact Major Rodney Richardson, Richmond Police Department, 859-623-1162, Sheriff Mike Coyle, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, 859-623-1511 or Tom Webb, Grant Coordinator.

This announcement was presented July 23, 2019. 




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