Petersburg Police Department

  • Agency: Petersburg Police Department
  • Address: 702 East Main Street, Petersburg, 47567 IN
  • Chief: Joe Hill (Chief of Police)
Phone: (812) 354-8716
Fax: (812) 354-6957

Petersburg Police Department is located at 702 East Main Street, Petersburg, 47567 IN. The Chief of Police of the department is Joe Hill. The Petersburg Police Department phone number is (812) 354-8716.

Petersburg Police Department News

05/04/2018 - 1:15 am - Cpl. Simmons attempted to stop a vehicle in Petersburg for speeding. The suspect then lead police on a 32 mile chase through 4 counties. Christopher Nelson, 34 of Terre Haute fled police at speeds of over 100 mph and rammed police vehicles during the chase. Nelson was captured and placed under arrest for resisting law enforcement, reckless driving, criminal recklessness and driving while suspended. He is currently being held at the Pike county jail on $35,000 bond. All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The Child Safety fair was an tremendous success. Thanks to everyone who participated.

Flashback

The Petersburg Police Department will be holding a 40 hr Pre-basic class in June 2018. Pre-basic is the prerequisite course for anyone looking to attend the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, to become a full time law enforcement officer, reserve officer or a special deputy. It is is valid for two years. All students must be at least 18 years old. The cost of the class is $100 and must be paid at the time of signup. This fee is non refundable. Students will also be responsible for providing their own handgun for the firearms portion as well as 150 rounds of ammunition. For more information about the course, message this page. To sign up for the course contact Sgt. Chad McClellan at cmcclellan@petersburg.in.gov. Deadline to signup for the course is April 13, 2018. No applications will be accepted after that date.

03/11/2018 - 12:18 am - Cpl. Simmons led a drug investigation that resulted in the arrest of two male subjects. Jason Atkins, 40 of Birdseye, IN and Jason Mcmickle, 40 of Taswell, IN were arrested on charges of Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine and Maintaining a common nuisance. A note to all that would deal drugs in Pike County - You may be next!! All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

03/09/2018 - 6:10 pm - A sting operation to find child predators online results in the arrest of a 44 year old male. Petersburg police officers deploy decoys acting as young children on social media sites. A male subject contacted one of these decoys by computer network. After having a sexually explicit conversation with a supposed 14 year old child he made arrangements to meet her. Officers of the Petersburg Police Department arrested 44 year old Keith Stanton of Princeton, when he arrived to meet the decoy. All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

02/10/2018 - 4:00pm - A sting operation to find child predators online results in the arrest of a 22 year old male. Petersburg police officers deploy decoys acting as young children on social media sites. A male subject contacted one of these decoys by computer network. After having a sexually explicit conversation with a supposed 13 year old child, he made arrangements to meet her. Officers of the Petersburg Police Department arrested 22 year old Austin Martin of Otwell when he arrived to meet the decoy. All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The Petersburg Police Department is getting a new look as we add the latest vehicle to the fleet. Officer Mills has worked hard to get our latest edition "duty" ready.

Petersburg Police Department received a grant for $4,200 from Win Energy REMC for the purchase of a Radar speed check sign. It is currently deployed in the school zone on 9th Street in Petersburg.

We are looking for the public's help in identifying the following subject. If anyone has any information about the identity of the subject in these photos please message the page. As always your assistance is greatly appreciated and any information you provide will not be released under any circumstances.

Petersburg city services is working on a large water leak at Vincennes avenue and Mona street. Expect delays in this area and avoid it if at all possible.

Got the opportunity to meet this young man today. Ethan Hill spent his Saturday going around town on his bike with his snow shovel cleaning off sidewalks and driveways for people and businesses in Petersburg. Including the police department. When I caught up with him all he wanted know was if we needed salt as well. Thank you Ethan, you're an outstanding example for Petersburg youth.

Warning: While roads have improved from yesterday, they are by no means clear or safe. If you absolutely have to get out, slow down, give yourself extra time and arrive safe. Also, local wreckers are also unable to assist in many areas and with long wait times in most areas.

12/31/2017 - 3:00 am - Officers of the Petersburg Police Department conducted a traffic stop resulting in the arrest of Brandon Sollman, 36 of Patoka. During a search of the vehicle officers located over 80 grams of methamphetamine, over 60 grams of marijuana and over $6,000 in cash. Sollman was initially charged with OVWI, dealing in methamphetamine and dealing in marijuana. All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

If you've noticed local law enforcement getting extra furry this month, it's because they are participating in the 5th annual "no-shave" November. Every year local officers pay for the privilege to not shave for the month. All monies collected go to a local charity or worthy cause in our area. This year's charity is Pike County Clothe-A-Kid. It allows underprivileged children in our community to receive clothing and presents for Christmas delivered by Santa himself.

The wind really played havoc on some of the street lights on Main street today. If you're traveling today, be safe.

November 10, 2017 - 2:35 am - Officers of the Petersburg Police Department served a search warrant at Liberty Apartments in Petersburg. During the search, officers located methamphetamines, marijuana and paraphernalia. Arrested were Nicole Duke, 19 of Petersburg, Gage Fiscus, 21 of Petersburg and Kyle Robling, 19 of Winslow. All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

November 10, 2017 - 12:33 am Cpl. Simmons of the Petersburg Police department conducted a traffic stop. During a search of the vehicle officers located over 7 grams of methamphetamine, marijuana, paraphernalia and scales. Marcus Henson, 22 of Washington and Tracey Yarbrough, 40 of Washington were arrested. All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Happy Halloween from the Petersburg P.D. Trick or Treat hours are Tuesday October 31, 2017 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Officers Wright and Simmons got to visit with area school children for Public Safety Day sponsored by McDonalds in Petersburg.