Chief Deputy Maj. Fred Coomes, Unit 273

Serving McLean County Since 2010

Serving Commonwealth since 2000

Supervisor of Operations


Lieutenant George Ballard, Unit 272

Serving McLean County Since 2013

Serving the Commonwealth of Kentucky Since 1989

Evidence Officer, Property Officer & Training Coordinator

Patrol Supervisor

4 year Marine Corp Veteran


Tim McCoy, Unit 276 K-9 Deputy 

Serving McLean County Since 2008

2013-2014 K-9 Officer with "Chezcko" prior to K-9's Retirement see below

K-9 Handler / Patrol

SRO Deputy Jeff Palmer, Unit 281

Seriving McLean County since 2000

Serving the Commonwealth since 1988

School Resource Officer

Detective Ben Aders, Unit 275

Serving McLean County Since 2015

Serving Commonwealth since 2013

Patrol Training Officer

ARIDE Certified

Criminal Investigations

Troy Gossett, Unit 278 K-9 Deputy

Serving McLean County since 2019

Serving Commonwealth since 1993

Crisis/Hostage Negotiator since 2005

K-9 Handler / Patrol

K-9 Gump

Deputy Jeff Payne, Unit 279

Serving McLean County since 2021

Serving Commonwealth since 1994

Crisis/Hostage Negotiator since 2005


K-9 "Kilo" (Belgium Malinois)

Serving McLean County Since 2014

Criminal Interdiction & Patrol

Handler: K-9 Brad McDaniel

Kilo was imported from a top bloodline breeder in Romania

and trained in the United States by K9 Working Dogs International, LLC

located in Langford Kansas.

Certified Dual Purpose

K-9 "Gump" (German Shephard)

Serving McLean County since 2019

Handler: K-9 Deputy Gossett

Born 7-2018 in Budapest, Hungary

Certified Dual Purpose

K-9 "Katy" (German Shepherd) Medically Retired

Katy is medically retired and living at home with former deputy / handler Brad McDaniel. 

Retired K-9 "Chezcko"

Officially Retired from the McLean County Sheriff's Office December 23, 2014


Chezcko is happily retired living the good life at home with his handler/owner Deputy Tim McCoy.  Since Chezcko was assigned Patrol with Deputy McCoy it was a natural choice for him to retire with his last handler.  Although Chezcko was at the top of his game his medical issues involving his hips were the reason for retirement.  Chezcko's bark is greatly missed on the radio by us all.  Happy Retirement buddy!


- The McLean County Deputies & Dispatchers

Online TIP Form

Our Online TIP Form is operational.  If you have a tip on any Criminal, Suspicious or Drug Related Activities click on the Tip Link above or at the top of the page and complete the form.  You can also stop by the office, call us direct, or email us at:

Dispatch: (270) 273-3551



McLean County 911 Center

Dial 911 for Emergency

(270) 273-3551  Office

24/7 & 365


McLean County Sheriff's Office
135 East 2nd Street

P.O. Box 292

Calhoun, KY 42327-0292

(270) 273-3551  Dispatch

(270) 273-3276  Office

(270) 273-3277  Fax


Office Hours:

Monday - Friday  8:00am - 4:30pm


All other hours please contact the McLean County 911 Center at

(270) 273-3551