Please call with any tips. 765-584-1721, 765-584-6891, richie.tucker@Winchester-in.gov or charles.hoover@Winchester-in.gov
Winchester Police Department is located at 113 E Washington St, Winchester, 47394 IN. The Chief of Police of the department is Mike Burk. The Winchester Police Department phone number is (765) 584-6845.
Please call with any tips. 765-584-1721, 765-584-6891, richie.tucker@Winchester-in.gov or charles.hoover@Winchester-in.gov
The Winchester Police Department are investigating a break in at the Winchester Golf Club House any information will be appreciated please private message here or call 765-584-6891 Ask for Captain Detective Charles Hoover
Huge thank you to the Chris Hawkey band for their salute to heroes concert tonight! Excellent show and great time for the entire community
Sgt Barndollar,k9 Leo, Officer Austin Highlen, K9 Icks paid a visit to the GRIC pre school on 5-2-17. The kids got learn that police are your friends, what 911 is used for and how not to be a bully! The kids had fun and so did the Officers!
Today Sgt.Barndollar and K9 Leo made visit to Kidztown school! They spoke to the kids about emergencies, bullies and how police are your friends. Then the kids got to see Leo catch a "bad guy"
Sgt. Barndollar had the opportunity to speak with Unchained Praises group yesterday! He also assisted in a fund raiser by taking pie to the face for those who wanted the pleasure of doing so!
GOLF CARTS it's getting close to that time of year here's a reminder of the ordinance. Stay Safe
The Winchester Police Department was honored to receive a certificate from the Winchester Main Street organization Wednesday February 22 2017
ITS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN. GET YOUR DOGS AND CATS REGISTERED WITH THE CITY OF WINCHESTER DUE NOW FOR 2017. REGISTRATION AVAILABLE FROM THE CLERKS OFFICE MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 8AM TO 4 PM. 91.050 IDENTIFICATION TAGS REQUIRED. Any owner or harborer of a dog, cat, or other animal within the city limits shall be required to cause the animal to bear a tag, which tag shall clearly indicate who is the owner of the animal and shall clearly indicate the address of the owner of the animal. Cats may be microchipped instead of wearing a collar and tag, if wearing a collar poses a health threat. (Ord. 2005-12, passed 11-7-05) Penalty, see § 91.999 Bookmark§ 91.051 APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OR PERMITS. (A) Application for registration or permits may be obtained from the Animal Control Officer or the Police Department, or by mail, and shall include the name, address of applicant, type of permit applied for, number and description of animal(s), proof of rabies vaccination, information regarding sterilization, and appropriate fee. (B) Registration and permits are to be issued for a term of one year, commencing with the date of issuance. Microchip implants may be registered for the life of the animal with the Animal Control Officer. (C) Upon issuance, the Animal Control Officer shall issue a registration or permit in written form that includes the number of the registration or permit and type of registration or permit. In addition, the Animal Control Officer shall issue a durable tag stamped with the registration number and year of issuance for each pertinent registration. Additionally, a durable tag will be issued for an animal that has received a microchip implant upon national registration by the pet owner. The tag will have a corresponding number to that of the implanted microchip and will display a national, toll free, 24-hour, seven days per week telephone number for the purpose of animal and owner identification. (D) The Animal Control Officer shall maintain records of the identifying registration/permit number. (E) It shall be unlawful for any owner of any dog or cat to fail to provide any dog or cat over the age of six months with current pet registration as provided in this section. The owner of any dog or cat, which dog or cat is over the age of three months, must also have in his or her possession a current rabies vaccination tag showing that such animal has been vaccinated against rabies as otherwise provided in § 91.075. No permit shall be issued unless proof of vaccination against rabies is shown at the time of application for the permit. Any owner of such animal who moves into the city for purposes of establishing a residence or residing or who becomes a resident as result of annexation shall have 30 days in which to obtain the permit required by this chapter. (Ord. 2005-12, passed 11-7-05) Penalty, see § 91.999 Bookmark§ 91.052 FEES. In addition to all other fees required by law to be paid, the following fees shall be paid: (A) Pet Registration. For the calendar year 2006, and all subsequent years thereafter, which shall commence on January 1 and end December 31: (1) Each altered dog: (a) Age 6 months or older, $7. (b) Senior citizens 62 or older, $2, for their first altered dog; any additional altered dogs shall be $7. (2) Each altered cat: (a) Age 6 months or older, $3. (b) Senior citizens 62 or older, $1, for their first altered cat; any additional altered cats shall be $3. (3) Each unaltered dog, age 6 months or older, $10. (4) Each unaltered cat, age 6 months or older, $5. (B) Neutering a threat to health. Upon a statement from a licensed veterinarian setting forth that the neutering of the animal shall constitute a threat to the health of that animal, the payment of the permit fee for unaltered animal shall not be required but the animal shall be classified as an altered animal for purposes of permit registration and fees. (C) Handicapped person. Any handicapped owner of a dog that is used for seeing or hearing purposes shall be exempt from a permit fee. Registration is still required at no cost. (D) Senior citizen discount. Any cat or dog owner 62 years of age or older who owns an animal may receive his or her permit at a discounted fee as defined above. (E) Waived fee. Any cat or dog owner may petition the City Council to waive his or her fee under this chapter. (Ord. 2005-12, passed 11-7-05) Penalty, see § 91.999 Bookmark§ 91.053 APPEAL; DENIAL OR REVOCATION OF PERMIT. (A) Any person who is denied a permit or whose permit is revoked may appeal the denial or revocation to the Mayor or his or her designee within 60 days of the date of the denial or revocation of the permit. (B) All requests for appeals must be in writing and addressed to the Mayor or his or her designee, whereupon the Mayor shall set the appeal for hearing within 45 days of the receipt of the written request. (Ord. 2005-12, passed 11-7-05) Penalty, see § 91.999 Bookmark§ 91.054 KENNEL/CATTERY PERMITS. (A) Any person owning or harboring more than three dogs or three cats over the age of six months must apply for a kennel/cattery permit. (B) Any person owning or harboring a combination of more than three dogs or three cats over the age of six months must apply for a kennel/cattery permit. (C) Any person engaging in boarding dogs or cats for compensation must apply for a kennel/cattery permit. (D) Kennel/cattery permits may be denied in residential neighborhoods. (E) Application process. (1) All applications for a kennel/cattery permit shall be completed on the application form approved by the Mayor or his or her designee and provided to the public by the Winchester Police Department. (2) All completed applications shall be reviewed by the animal control officer for the City of Winchester. (3) Once the review of the application is concluded, the animal control officer shall approve or deny the applicant's request. The animal control officer shall make the determination of approving or denying the application based on the following factors: (a) Prior complaints or calls made to the Winchester Police Department concerning animal control issues involving the property where the kennel/cattery is to be located. (b) Prior complaints or calls made to the Winchester Police Department concerning animal control issues involving the applicant or any member of the applicant's immediate household. (c) Any convictions the applicant or any member of the applicant's immediate household may have for animal cruelty or any other offense relating to animal health or welfare of animal cruelty. (d) Any other factor the animal control officer believes is relevant in making the determination. (4) If the animal control officer approves the application for the kennel/cattery permit, the applicant shall pay the cost of the permit pursuant to § 91.062(A). (5) If the animal control officer denies the application for the kennel/cattery permit, the applicant shall be notified in writing that his/her application for the kennel/cattery permit has been denied via certified mail, and in that written denial the applicant shall be notified of the proper procedures for requesting an appeal of that determination. (F) Appeal process. (1) If a person's kennel/cattery permit is revoked, or if an applicant is denied a kennel/cattery permit, he/she may submit an appeal to the Mayor's office within 30 days from the date of the denial or revocation. (2) All requests for appeals must be in writing and addressed to the Mayor; whereupon, the Mayor shall set the appeal for a hearing within 45 days of the receipt of the written request. (3) The person requesting the hearing must notify all landowners within a 250-foot radius of the property where the kennel/cattery may be located by certified mail return receipt requested. The notification must be on the form supplied or approved by the Winchester Police Department. The notice must have the following information: (a) Date, time, and place of the hearing. (b) Nature of the hearing. (c) The street address of the requested kennel/cattery permit. (4) The notifications shall be completed and mailed to each neighboring landowner ten days prior to the scheduled hearing date. The certified mail return receipt cards must be filed with the Mayor's office on or before the date of the hearing. (5) The hearing shall be held by the Winchester Board of Works and the ultimate approval or denial shall be made by the Board of Works within 30 days from the date of the hearing. (6) At the hearing, the person requesting the permit or appealing the revocation of a permit may be heard along with anyone in support of or in opposition to the appeal. The Board of Works should conduct the hearing in a manner consistent with its normal procedures. (Ord. 2005-12, passed 11-7-05; Am. Ord. 2006-4, passed 2-20-06) Penalty, see § 91.999 Bookmark§ 91.062 EXCEPTION. (A) Kennel/cattery permit exception. No permit shall be required by the city for a recognized and reputable animal welfare organization; however, all other provisions of this chapter shall apply. (B) Kennel/cattery permit. (1) 4 - 15 dogs: $50. (2) 4 - 15 cats: $50. (3) 16 - 25 dogs: $75. (4) 16 - 25 cats: $75. (5) 26 or more dogs: $100. (6) 26 or more cats: $100. (C) Special permits. Special permits may be issued at the discretion of the Mayor or his or her designee for a discounted rate for special occasions, such as but not limited to keeping animals for family members in the hospital or individuals on vacation. (Ord. 2005-12, passed 11-7-05) Penalty, see § 91.999 DOGS AND CATS; SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS Bookmark§ 91.075 VACCINATION REQUIRED; TAGS. Cats and dogs over the age of six months must be vaccinated by a licensed veterinarian for rabies. Dogs and cats must be vaccinated according to state law. Owners or harborers of animals shall provide proof of the vaccination at the request of a member of the Police Department or Animal Control Officer. (Ord. 2005-12, passed 11-7-05) Penalty, see § 91.999 Bookmark§ 91.076 DOGS OR CATS IN HEAT. Every female dog or cat in heat shall be confined in a secure building or enclosure so as to prevent conception except during instances of planned breeding. (Ord. 2005-12, passed 11-7-05) Penalty, see § 91.999 Bookmark§ 91.077 NOISY DOGS. No person shall allow the continuous barking, yelping, whining, or howling of a dog. The Animal Control Officer may take steps immediately to correct the situation and cause the noise to be abated, either through issuance of a citation or impounding the animal if no owner or agent can be found at the time of disturbance. (Ord. 2005-12, passed 11-7-05) Penalty, see § 91.999