Fayette sheriff, Lyft offer victims a unique service

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FAYETTE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Law enforcement does lots of things that citizens probably can name.

But officers and deputies often provide other services to that often go overlooked.

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For instance, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department has a partnership with Lyft to provide transportation for crime victims for a variety of needs, including:

• To and from court proceedings

• Rides to a shelter for an initial move

• Rides to essential appointments for children

• Medical appointments

• Appointments to obtain housing

• Appointments to obtain an ID card, either Social Security or a Driver’s License

The Fayette County Emergency Management does remind people that Lyft policy requires all riders to wear a face mask.

According to Emergency Management, call Amanda’s Center at (859) 252-1771 for transportation for any of the above.