US Bank Robbery

-Update -

July 29, 2015

Akihiko Clayton 20, was arrested on a warrant yesterday for the Robbery of US Bank at 3600 Alexandria Pike on 7/14/2015.



To: PRESS RELEASE All Media Outlets

From: Chief Brian Messer

Date: July 14, 2015

Re: Bank Robbery at US Bank

Officers from the Cold Spring Police Department responded to the report of a confirmed robbery of the US Bank Branch at 3600 Alexandria Pike at 09:15am.

A black male suspect wearing a black garbage bag over his head and face, a dark colored shirt and pants entered the bank brandishing a black handgun. He confronted the manager with the weapon and demanded money. The suspect left the bank with an undetermined amount of cash. There was no direction of travel noticed at the time. No one was injured during the robbery.

Please go to the department website www.coldspringpd.org or our facebook page for pictures.

Anyone having any information regarding the robbery is urged to contact the Cold Spring Police Department Detective Scott Hildebrand.




Chief Brian Messer


On June 1st Brian Messer assumed the Police Chief postition with the department.

Brian has been employed with Cold Spring Police since 1999. He began his law enforcement career with the City of Walton, KY. During his employment with our department he has been a Field Training Officer, a member of the Campbell County Special Ops Group (SWAT), and the Team Commander for the Campbell County Major Accident Response Team. Brian is also a certified D.A.R.E. Instructor for Saint Joseph, Cline and Crossroads Elementary Schools.




For Immediate Release
Contact: Rita Seger
Telephone: 859-441-9604

May 27, 2015

Cold Spring, Kentucky - At a Special Meeting held Wednesday evening May 27, 2015, Cold Spring City Council confirmed Mayor Mark Stoeber's appointment of Cold Spring Police Sergeant Brian Messer as the City's Police Chief. Effective June 1, 2015, Messer is promoted to the rank of Colonel and assumes the position of Chief.

"I am extremely pleased to have Brian as our Chief of Police." Mayor Stoeber said. "He has an exceptional background with the Cold Spring Police Department, and to promote from within is a testament to the quality of our department and individual officer effort. As our residents know, our City faces many challenges due to our growth over the years as well as the current heroin epidemic. I am confident Brian possesses the qualities and skills required not only for issues facing us today, but also for the development of a strong vision for our community's future needs. His experience includes expertise in tactical SWAT leadership via participation in the Northern Kentucky Special Operations Group, Commander for the Campbell County Major Accident Response Team, and years of local resident and business relations."

Stoeber added: "I would like to thank the eight members of the police search committee for their time, effort and enthusiasm in the Police Chief search process. Their involvement and care for their community clearly defined the requirements needed for a Police Chief to be successful in our community and has resulted in an excellent hire."

Messer began his police career with the City of Walton, then transferred to the City of Park Hills, and has served the residents of Cold Spring for the last sixteen years. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2007. In addition to his SWAT and Major Accident Response experience, he is the department's firearms instructor and a Field Training officer for the City's police recruits. During his tenure at Cold Spring, Chief Messer completed Kentucky Department of Justice coursework and graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a degree in Organizational Leadership.

Chief Messer will be ceremonially sworn into office on Monday, June 22, 2015 at 7:30pm at the City administration building, located at 5694 East Alexandria Pike, in Cold Spring. A reception to congratulate Brian on his promotion will be held immediately following the ceremony. The event is free and all members of the community are invited to attend and meet the City's new Chief. For more information, contact Rita Seger, City Clerk, at 859-441-9604.



The Cold Spring Police Department will be offering classes on Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) training. Please click below for more information.


Citizen Satisfaction Survey Results

In May of 2009 the Cold Spring Police Department developed a citizen satisfaction survey to gauge just how well the citizens felt about safety in the city and the satisfaction with the department, its personnel, and services. The survey was sent out that year to establish a baseline for use in future years. The survey was sent out again in 2011 to compare the results. The results of both surveys are posted for comparison.