Batesville Police Department

  • Agency: Batesville Police Department
  • Address: 104 East Catherine Street, Batesville, 47006 IN
  • Chief: Stan Holt (Chief of police)
Phone: 812-934-3131
Fax: 812-933-0579

Batesville Police Department is located at 104 East Catherine Street, Batesville, 47006 IN. The Chief of police of the department is Stan Holt. The Batesville Police Department phone number is 812-934-3131.

Batesville Police Department News

The Batesville Police Department is proud to announce the newest member of our agency, Officer Ethan Back. Officer Back comes to our agency from Ripley County Court Services where he has worked for the last two years. Officer Back was a Field Officer monitoring probationers with court services. Prior to working for court services, he worked at the Ripley County Jail. Officer Back is a certified police officer through the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and will complete his 12 week field training with Batesville Police Department training officers. Upon completion of his field training he will be assigned to patrol.

April 8-14 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Take time this week to thank the dispatchers in your community. Dispatchers are the first contact during emergent and non emergent calls. They are tasked with obtaining the proper information to quickly dispatch the proper responding agencies. In addition to receiving information during a phone call, dispatchers must simultaneously communicate with Fire, EMS and Police personnel to provide important information and keep them safe. We are especially thankful for our dispatchers at BPD.

On Monday, March 19, 2018 at approximately 11:13am the Batesville Police Department received a report of a crash involving two vehicles in the 900 block of N State Road 229. The caller reported one of the vehicles was on its side. Once on scene the Batesville Police Department determined a black Dodge pickup operated by Cindy Ruble, 46, of New Point was southbound on SR 229. The pickup made a left turn and was struck by a northbound white Ford SUV operated by Lonnie Chapin, 46, of Milan. The impact caused the Dodge pickup to tip onto the driver’s side, entrapping the driver and her passenger, Dorothy Ruble, 80, of New Point. Cindy and Dorothy were transported to Margaret Mary Hospital. The Batesville Fire Department, Batesville EMS, and Sunman Rescue 20 assisted at the scene.

Lt. Douglas M Wolfer will retire April 1 after over 33 years in law enforcement. He started his law enforcement career in 1984 at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department in the jail. He later attended the 85th session of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. In 1987 he started with the Brookville Police Department where he worked for approximately 8 years. He left Brookville with the rank of Sergeant when he was hired by the Batesville Police Department in 1995. He started as a patrolman and held the ranks of Corporal, Sergeant and the current rank of Lieutenant. He has been a certified instructor in psychomotor skills, generalist and firearms. He has served as a field training officer, accident investigator, breath test operator, managed patrol vehicle maintenance, and a procurement officer. Lt. Wolfer’s last working day is Wednesday. If you see him thank him for his service and wish him luck as he starts a new adventure in life. The Batesville Police Department would like to thank him for his service and dedication and wish him the best in his retirement.

On Tuesday, Officer Jamie Straber and Detective/Sergeant Blake Roope spoke to the Lions, Boy Scout Troop 636. The troop wanted to learn about how to be a good citizen. Pictured below are Sophia, Moses and Mick with Officer Straber and Det/Sgt Roope.