Muncie Police Department

  • Agency: Muncie Police Department
  • Address: 300 N High St #215, Muncie, 47305 IN
  • Chief: Joseph R Winkle (Chief of police)
Phone: 765-747-4838

Muncie Police Department is located at 300 N High St #215, Muncie, 47305 IN. The Chief of police of the department is Joseph R Winkle. The Muncie Police Department phone number is 765-747-4838.

Muncie Police Department News

27 of our officers are participating in No Shave November this month. Each officer had to make a $50 donation to Cancer Services of East Central Indiana-Little Red Door in order to grow a beard in the month of November. The officers are approximately a week into growing the beards. Have you seen any of our officers with their new beards? Maybe our officers will post a picture of their progress below. Kevin Pierce claims to have the best beard so far...

The community's support during our K-9 fund raising efforts was overwhelming!

Chief Joe Winkle, along with his granddaughter, Haili, participated in the 100 Men Who Cook fundraiser last night. This year’s fundraiser raised over 117k for Champions for a Safe Community. That money is then distributed to several local not for profits that serve the community. Chief Winkle (and Haili) served “Pappy’s Chocolate Chip Cookies”.

Last night 3 Muncie Police Officers participated in the 911 Slugfest fundraiser in Indianapolis. This annual fundraiser puts Indiana firemen up against Indiana policemen in a boxing match. The funds raised go to support the Make A Wish Foundation. Officers Alex Moore, Dalton Kurtz, and Cywettnie Brown represented MPD in this year’s fundraiser. All 3 MPD Officers won their boxing matches. Many off duty officers from our department went to support their colleagues in this year’s event. Officer Dan Vogel has participated in the event several times and helps coordinate our officers’ participation each year. This year he served as a coach for the MPD officers boxing. Way to represent guys!

After months of fund raising, we are excited to introduce you to our two new K-9s. These dogs were purchased through the generous support of the Muncie community. K-9 Basco (pictured below on the left) will work with Officer Osborn. Basco is a Belgian Malinois. K-9 Sigal is a German Shepherd (pictured below on the right). Sigal will work with Officer Skaggs. Officer Osborn and Skaggs visited visited Vohne Liche Kennels today to select their new partners. These dogs have 1-2 years of training at the kennel before they can be purchased. The four will return in early November to complete an additional 6 weeks of training before they hit the streets.

Chief Winkle is allowing MPD officers to participate in the No Shave November movement. In order to participate the officers must make a $50 donation to Cancer Services of East Central Indiana-Little Red Door. This will be a fun way to spread awareness and support a local not for profit. Officers participating still have strict guidelines on keeping the beards well kept. The beards will only be allowed in November, then it’s back to business as usual. We will share pictures throughout the month to show officers’ beards. Which officer do you think will grow the best beard?

On Friday Graycin Ryan was sworn in as an honorary police officer. Ryan and his family run Gray's Police Appreciation Adventures. Ryan is 6 years old, and is an incredible young man. He and his family brought MPD officers treat bags. Graycin was able to meet several officials and officers at City Hall, tour the PD, and attend roll call. Graycin was then partnered with MPD Officer Winkle. The two took notes during roll call, took a ride in Winkle’s car, and even did a mock car stop. Graycin wrote the driver a ticket. Pictured below: Deputy Chief Mark Vollmar makes Graycin an Honorary MPD Officer. Officer Graycin Ryan and Winkle write down their shift assignment in roll call.

Dogtoberfest will be held at Canan Commons in Downtown Muncie. The event will be October 21st from 2-6pm. There will be booths, a pop up dog park, and activities for the dogs. Local breweries and musicians will also be there. All proceeds benefit the Muncie Police Department's K-9 Division. Whether you have a dog or not, please consider bringing a Muncie Animal Care & Services dog out for a day of fun! We'll waive admission fees for anyone who brings a shelter dog to the event.

We are excited to partner with Muncie Animal Care & Services on this project. As if Dogtoberfest wasn't going to be cool enough, now you can share the fun with a shelter pup! We've got a lot of fun planned for Dogtoberfest. We are sure these shelter dogs would love to share in on the fun.

Last week Officer Rick Henry worked his final shift with the Muncie Police Department. Rick retired after 20 years of service. Prior to joining the Muncie Police Department, Rick was with Delaware County EMS for 10 years. Rick worked in various positions within our department during his 20 year career. Rick was medic with the SWAT team, Detective, member of the hostage negotiations team, DARE officer, and a long time member of the department's Crime Scene Unit. Rick attended a variety of crime scene schools and was definitely an expert in the field. He was certified in shooting scene reconstruction and was also a blood spatter expert. Rick leaves with a great deal of knowledge that was invaluable in hundreds of cases during his career. We wish Rick and his family the best as he goes on to enjoy retirement! Thank you for you years of service to our community.

Don't miss Muncie's first ever Dogtoberfest! A dog friendly event on Saturday, October 21st. All proceeds will go to add additional K-9's to the streets.

Last night officers Winters, Pollard, and Adams graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. These officers have spent the last 15 weeks training at the academy. They'll all three be hitting the streets this upcoming week. If you see them out, make sure to tell them congratulations! Left to right: Officer Winters, Chief Winkle, Officer Pollard, and Officer Adams.

Our Department would like to show our support for those who have been affected by breast cancer. This vehicle will be patrolling the streets for the entire month of October. #breastcancerawarenessmonth Pictured below with Chief Winkle and Captain Cox

The Muncie Pilot Club recently recognized two of our officers for the hard work they do. Officer Chase Winkle was named "Officer of the Year" for the uniform division and Investigator Kris Swanson "Investigator of the Year". Both are very involved with their respective divisions and it was great to see the Pilot Club acknowledge their dedication. Presenting their award is Chief Joseph Winkle.

This Friday (October 6) at City Hall from 11am-2pm you have the opportunity to donate to the Muncie PD K-9 fund. You also get the chance to pick one officer to take the taser! Each officer will have a bucket. The officer's bucket who collects the most money will take the taser at 2pm in the City Hall parking lot. Choose between Investigator Jami Brown, Captain Steve Cox, Sergeant Chris Kirby, Sergeant Daxton Lovell, and Officer Chase Winkle. If you plan to stop by, comment below and let us know where your money is going! ** although the taser will cause us some discomfort, it is a safe tool, and is a normal part of our law enforcement training.

K-9 Carlos and his handler, Officer Wells want to invite you to Dogtoberfest! Dogtoberfest will be held at Canan Commons on October 21st from 2-6pm. There will be lots of booths and activities to participate in with your puppy. We've added additional promo tickets to save you $15 on general admission. These promo tickets are limited to the next 25 people to purchase. Use promo "policek9". If you're attending we'd love to see a picture of you and your dogs! Post one below in the comments!! The eventbrite link to purchase tickets is in the comments below. (This photo is from the Muncie Police 2017 calendar)

Join us at Muncie City Hall October 6th from 11am-2pm. We'll be raising funds for the Muncie Police K-9 Division. Five officers are participating in the Taser Challenge. Each officer will have a bucket on site for cash/check donations. The officer's bucket who raises the most money will take the taser at 2pm. We're having fun with this, so please stop by! The officers have already started recruiting friends and family to donate to the other officers' buckets! We encourage you to stop by, donate, and watch the event live. All money raised at the event will go to purchase the next MPD K-9. The five officers participating are: Investigator Jami Brown Captain Steve Cox Sergeant Chris Kirby Sergeant Daxton Lovell Patrolman Chase Winkle

We are excited to introduce you to our newest K-9 Jimy and his handler Officer Thornton. Jimy is the second K-9 purchased through our fund raising efforts. Jimy was purchased through the generous support of the Muncie community. Many individuals and businesses donated to make Jimy possible. A special thanks to Midas Auto Experts of Muncie and - eKeeper Systems - for being Jimy's corporate sponsors.

Some of the MPD guys up early this Saturday morning at the Muncie YWCA for their community awareness walk.

We've put another 25 tickets available at the promo price of $10. Use "policek9" to get the tickets and save $15!. Hurry, because the last bunch went REALLY quick! We'll have lots for you and your dog to do at Dogtoberfest! All of the funds raised will go to help purchase additional K-9's for our department!

A lot of people have sent us messages asking how they can purchase the calendar online. Here's the link! There is a $5 shipping charge, but calendars can be sent anywhere in the country! Also, Investigator Jami Brown, Investigator Kris Swanson (pictured below in the middle), Investigator Tyler Swain (pictured below to left), Officer Dani Bradford, and Officer Quintin Cooper will all be live on FOX59 News tomorrow (Monday) at 8 PM!

Thanks again Donna! And thank you The Ball State Daily News for a great article.

Check out the new Victim Advocate FB page. Please like and share. This office does a lot for victims in our community.