Fortville Police Department

  • Agency: Fortville Police Department
  • Address: 714 E Broadway St, Fortville, 46040 IN
  • Chief: Benjamin J Kiphart (Chief of police)

Fortville Police Department is located at 714 E Broadway St, Fortville, 46040 IN. The Chief of police of the department is Benjamin J Kiphart. The Fortville Police Department phone number is 317-477-1144.

Fortville Police Department News

We have speed limit signs now post at 25 MPH for both North & South bound traffic on Poplar Street. Hopefully this will slow traffic for that road. We will continue to monitor and enforce. Thank you for voicing your concerns.

Update: For those that voiced concern on the speed limit signs on Merrill Street, we have posted a 25 MPH sign at Merrill and Ohio Street. We have also posted a speed limit sign at Merrill and Staat Street. We have also posted a 25 MPH speed limit on Poplar and High Street for South bound traffic and are waiting on locate for Popular and Garden. Hopefully that will be completed before the end of the week. We also placed a speed enforcement trailer on State Road 13 as requested. I also wanted to bring some “not so good news but wanted to keep you informed. There is a possibility that the traffic light at 67 & 13 May be delayed by the state until they complete a traffic study on redesigning that intersection. Again, this is not something the Town controls and is under INDOT. I know our Town Manager has been pushing for this and has been working on this with the State extensive. Just wanted to keep everyone informed on their concerns. Be safe! Chief Knauer

The Fortville Police Department will be accepting applications through February 16th at 4:00 P.M. Since the Fortville Police Department receives more applications than positions available, this will be a competitive process and the department will retain the current list for the next year for any future vacancies. The process includes a physical test, written test, interviews, in depth background investigation, polygraph, medical and psychological screening. All participants must be at least 21 years of age and under the age of 36 by the time of appointment. Applications can be picked up from the Fortville Police Department located at 714 East Broadway Street or can be downloaded from www.fortvilleindiana.org under the police department link.

For the past four years the Fortville Police Department has worked very hard to build a partnership within the community. I am committed along with the members of the department to being responsive to the people in our community through impartial, ethical, and compassionate law enforcement. I recognize that it is our responsibility to maintain order, while affording dignity and respect to all individuals. Our objective is to improve the quality of life through a community of partnership while striving hard to make Fortville a community where all people who live or visit can do so safely and without fear. Our values revolve around People, Leadership, Service, and Performance. With that being said, I, your Police Chief, would like to know how you think we’re doing. I am asking that you please respond to this post by posting suggestions on things you would like to see accomplished or things you would like to see done differently that relate to the Police Department. I would request only a couple of things. Please keep your remarks clean and professional and please do not “call-out” or embarrass individual officers. Rest assured that although I may not agree with your response, I will read it, consider it, and your voice will at least be heard. Thank you. Chief Knauer

This morning officer's delivered hams to families needing some assistance's with Christmas dinner. We would like to thank Boar's Head for donating the hams. Rick Bogue assistant plant manager from the New Castle Boar's Head assisted the officers this morning.

We would like to thank the Mt. Vernon Optimist Club for their $1,500.00 donation to "Shop with Public Safety". Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation, Mt. Vernon Optimist Club

This morning we held our 9th annual "Shop with Public Safety". With the donations raised this year, we were able to take 31 children shopping to Greenfield Wal-Mart. The children and helpers were also treated to breakfast at McDonald's (Mt. Comfort). Members from the Fortville Fire Department, Fortville Town Council, Fortville Board of Commissioners and employees from the Town of Fortville also assisted with shopping. The Fortville Police Department would like to thank the businesses and citizen's for their donations to make our program successful again this year!

The "No Parking" signs that are on Main Street are for Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the Winter Festival. The date is written on the no parking signs.

Please come out and support "Shop with Public Safety" program. Our program is funded with community support and donations, zero tax dollars fund this program. "Shop with Public Safety" was started in 2009. Lincoln Square Pancake House, Taxman Fortville, Fortville Action Inc.

On Friday, Linda Goff of “Brian’s Heart” presented officer Rich Lind with an AED for his patrol vehicle. Linda reached out to Chief Knauer and inquired if the department had an need for an additional AED. Chief Knauer graciously accepted the offer. Chief Knauer said. “ Brian’s Heart is a great organization that seeks to assist public safety with lifesaving equipment. The Fortville Police Department is very grateful to Linda for assisting our department and community we serve.” “ I hope the equipment will never have to be used however, it should comforting to know that we have this equipment available and can arrive quickly if needed. The department is now equipped with an AED in every vehicle. All of our AED’s were purchased through donations from the community from a fundraising drive that was spearheaded by Teresa Werking with Fortville Action Inc. “

The Fortville Police Department is currently trying to locate Brian Edenfield. Brian is a person of interest in a on going investigation. If anyone knows his whereabouts please contact the Fortville Police Department ASAP. Thank you

Our officers had fun tonight passing out candy!

The Fortville Police Department is now accepting applications for this years "Shop with Public Safety" to assist children in need for Christmas gifts. This program is only for children under the age of 18 and you must live in the the Mt. Vernon School Corporation district. You can pick up a application at the town hall (714 East Broadway Street) Monday thru Friday 08:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. Applications must be turned in no later then November 24, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Recently INDOT has lowered the speed limit on Broadway Street (State Road 67) through the Town of Fortville to 40 mph. It begins on the west-side of town at Pauls Garage (near the intersection of 300 West and State Road 67) and on the east-side at Wyndstone neighborhood. Thank you.

Here are the posted trick or treat hours. Once again our officers will be out with their lights on and encourage all of the little ghouls and goblins to come and say hello!

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Our last Coffee with a Cop for 2017 is this Saturday September 23rd from 8:00 A.M. until 10:00 A.M. Come meet your local police officers and join us in an informal discussion at the fabulous Sunrise Donuts.