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

Safety tip of the Week! If you have children in your home who are old enough to use electronics and the internet please monitor what they are doing. Predators in 2018 use fake names and "profiles" to get to know you children, their habits, favorite games, favorite hangouts etc. and try to befriend them Explain to your children that if they don't personally know who is requesting their friendship via the internet then don't add them as a friend. Also, We would like to know if there is enough interest from our followers to host a internet safety class given by one of our Detectives? Please comment on this post if you would be interested.

******UPDATE********* OWNER LOCATED, thank you This very friendly Rottweiler was located in area of Illinois Street and Center Street. If you know where I belong please contact our Dispatch Center at 317-477-4400 so we can reunite the dog with its owners.

Greetings Here I am in another attempt at posting on FB. I wanted to let everyone know that last night at the Town Council Meeting the Town Council appointed Katie Weaver- Miller to the Fortville Metropolitan Board of Police Commissioners. Katie is a respected teacher at Mount Vernon High School. As the Chief, and on behalf of the entire department we wish to congratulate and welcome Katie to the organization. I look forward to getting to know Katie and bringing her up to speed with the department and current events and trends. If you see Katie out and about, please congratulate her on her new appointment and feel free to express any concerns or comments you have regarding the Fortville Police Department. As always, my door is always open to anyone in the community for comments, concerns or suggestions. Please stay safe and I look forward to seeing everyone at our next “Coffee with a Cop” on May 5th at Sunrise Bakery from 8:00AM-10:00AM. Chief Knauer

We were very excited to spend a little time with this young man this morning and wanted to thank him and his family for bringing us some "cop vitamins" aka donuts.

Thanks Josh Ward we will pass it along to Officer Lind.

Fortville Pike between New Rd and CR 300N will be closed between April 2, 2018 to November 9, 2018 for reconstruction of the bridge over I70. This project is a complete rebuild of the bridge. . In the next few days INDOT will be placing "ROAD CLOSED ON OR AFTER APRIL 2" at Franklin Rd, New Rd, and CR 300N. . The official detour for traffic will be along New Rd and CR 300N to SR9 and back.

Immediate Release On March 16, 2018, Officers from the Fortville Police Department observed a vehicle speeding and conducted a traffic stop. During the course of the traffic stop, the officers determined that the suspect had a 175 illegal pills that were packaged for individual resale, a large amount of marijuana, marijuana brownies, paraphernalia, and other drugs with him. While investigating this activity, it was also found that the suspect had multiple loaded weapons with him and was carrying a loaded handgun without a licesne. The suspect had over 500 rounds of ammunition with him and several loaded magazines for those weapons. The Fortville Police Department remains diligent in protecting its citizens and getting illegal narcotics and weapons off of our streets. Arrested: Ja Qwanta Streeter 22 years old Anderson, IN Charges: Dealing in a schedule 4 controlled substance (Level 4 felony) Dealing marijuana (Level 6 felony) Carrying a handgun without a license (A Misdemeanor) Professionally, Major Bratton All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Today we were invited to come to the Fortville Elementary School so the staff and children could show their appreciation for us as we mourn the loss of Deputy Pickett. We were greeted by the children and staff (most of them wearing blue) standing in the hallways waving, wanting to give "high Fives", telling us they were sorry that we lost a friend, and some informed us they would be praying for our safety. They had posters, letters, notes, and goodies for us. We are thankful for the outpouring of support shown to us today. We want to thank the Fortville Elementary School for the invitation. We also want to thank Mrs. 307 for coordinating this event and Dr. Shane Robbins for allowing his staff to take the time out of their day to do this for us. It was one of the days the officers and I will remember for a long time.

The Fortville Police Department would like to offer our deepest condolences to the Pickett family and to the Boone County Sheriffs Department for their loss.

Greetings Here is a very simple message to all criminals and would be criminals. If you come to Fortville and steal from our businesses and from our residents, we will find you and we will put you in jail. Start looking over your shoulders because we are coming for you! We will not stand for our community and our residents to be victims. We won’t stop til your caught! Chief Knauer

Immediate Release FORTVILLE – On February 21, 2018, at approximately 5:30 a.m. Fortville Police Officers noticed a suspicious vehicle driving in a newly established construction site just across the Hancock / Hamilton County line. The officer observed the vehicle traveling around the construction site without headlights and initiated a traffic stop. Upon speaking with the driver and passenger, the officer determined that the construction materials in the back of the truck had been stolen from the construction site. Officers arrested Jessica Gillespie (34 Y/O) for False Informing (level 6 felony), Possession of a Narcotic Drug x 2 (level 6 felony), theft (class A misdemeanor) and Gillespie had a warrant out of Marion County, Indiana. The driver of the of the vehicle identified as Shane Stockhoff (29 Y/O) was charged with Theft (class A misdemeanor), and Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Ever Receiving a License (class C misdemeanor). Professionally, Major Patrick Bratton Fortville Police Department 714 East Broadway Street Fortville, IN 46040

Retweeted @Dr ShaneRobbins “PreKindergarten Cop” Officer Fox reads to our Mini Marauders! #LiteracyCounts @Mini_Marauders @mvcsc_district #WeRMV

Greetings and good morning to all of our faithful followers. I wanted to let everyone know that as promised, the Fortville Police Department 2017 summary report is posted online on the Town website. You can also view the 5 year plan on the same site. While reading the 5 year plan, please remember that this is a living document and will most likely change based on trends, internal and external factors. This can be viewed by going to and clicking on the Police Department link. Scroll towards the bottom and click on the report you would like to view. Thank you for supporting your Police Department! Chief Knauer

Our Officers had the opportunity to speak with the children attending Noahs Ark preschool today. The children learned about how the police help others when they are in need and talked to them about the importance of car seats. The children were also able to see some of our police equipment and ask questions of the Officers.

Greetings, just wanted to let everyone know that tonight at 6:00pm the Fortville Board of Police Commissioners will hold a meeting. I will be going over our annual report and going over the Police Department's five year plan with them at this time and will be open to answering any questions you may have. This is a public meeting. If you cannot make it, the annual report will be posted on our Town of Fortville website shortly after(2-3 day’s). Hope to see you there! Stay warm and stay SAFE!! Remember to please check on your neighbors during this frigid weather!

Please be aware of this.

Stephen Crouse has been located and arrested in another county. Thank you for your assistance.

Immediate Release FORTVILLE, IN: On January 18th, 2018, Stroughs supermarket was broken in to and several thousand dollars of Hoosier lottery tickets were stolen. The suspects forced their way in to the rear entry of the store and left thinking that they had won the lottery. After several days of investigation, Fortville Police Department detectives cancelled their lottery dreams and arrested two men in connection with the burglary on January 24th, 2018. Scott Morris age 34 of Fortville, was arrested after he had made several attempts to cash in on his winnings. William (AKA Billy) Loder age 26 of Greenfield was arrested after he made several attempts to cash in on his winnings also. Both men were arrested by the Fortville Police Department and were transported to the Hancock County Jail and are being held without bond. Charges: Scott Morris, Burglary (level 5 felony), unlawful possession of syringe (level 6 felony), theft (level 6 felony) and possession of marijuana (b misdemeanor). Billy Loder, Burglary (level 5 felony), theft (level 6 felony), and criminal mischief (b misdemeanor) . Professionally, Major Patrick Bratton Fortville Police Department

Mt. Vernon schools have closed for Wednesday January 24, 2018.