Terre Haute Police Department

  • Agency: Terre Haute Police Department
  • Address: 1211 Wabash Ave, Terre Haute, 47807 IN
  • Chief: John Plasse (Chief of Police)

Terre Haute Police Department is located at 1211 Wabash Ave, Terre Haute, 47807 IN. The Chief of Police of the department is John Plasse. The Terre Haute Police Department phone number is 812-244-2216.

Terre Haute Police Department News

We remember Florida Department of Correction Correctional Officer Tawanna Marin, EOW June 18, 2018. Officer Marin was struck and killed by a vehicle. Rest in peace sister. http://www.odmp.org/officer/23712-correctional-officer-tawanna-marin

TERRE HAUTE POLICE DEPARTMENT ​​​​Media Release Date: ​​June 18, 2018 From: ​​Assistant Chief Shawn Keen​​ Subject: Conviction Dance Ordinance Violation ​Since this story was first aired to the public, the narrative accompanying the events and subsequent citation that occurred on April 21, 2018, has been virtually one-sided. This approach has been intentional on the part of our department and is consistent with department policy and in accordance with the constitutional right of all defendants to a fair trial. Put simply, a law enforcement agency cannot try the specific evidence in a case in the media, social media, or even city council meetings. As much as we may wish to defend our decisions or present compelling evidence, the courtroom remains the appropriate venue for these arguments. ​On June 12, 2018, a trial took place in Terre Haute City Court in regards to the alleged violation of the dance ordinance resulting in a conviction. Both The City and the defendant called witnesses and presented evidence. Testimony from the police indicated that at approximately 10:00 P.M. they had been sent to the 2400 block of Liberty Avenue regarding a noise complaint and had heard music from approximately one block away. Further testimony from officers described a DJ table and light show that could be seen from half a block away. Through government records, the City further produced evidence showing that property used by the defendant to host this event did not belong to her or her husband. Furthermore, testimony was given indicating that the property owner denied giving the defendant permission to be on her property or hold an event there. In addition to prosecution witnesses, the defense called several witnesses. Under cross-examination, one of the defendant’s own witnesses testified that the event was open to the public. ​Despite the narrative that has been portrayed, this case was never about a person’s right to dance or have a birthday party on their own property. The existing ordinance was adopted from a near identical ordinance in Indianapolis enacted to prevent similar acts of violence. Neither the Indianapolis ordinance nor the Terre Haute one prevents the public from having birthday parties or requires a person to have a permit when they invite family and friends and dancing is to occur. Only when these events become open to the public or money is charged is the person required to get a permit. In this case, evidence was presented from both sides demonstrating that this event had been opened to the public and took place on property not belonging to the defendant, and for which no permission had been granted to hold such an event or even be on said property. ​Since its inception, the goal of this ordinance was to ensure that events that are open to the public or require attendees to pay provide a safe environment and insurance to protect those who attend. It has been an essential tool in preventing the violence that precipitated its passage. That violence included multiple incidents where gunfire inflicted property damage and serious injury, the shooting death of a visiting Indianapolis area high school student, and fear in the neighborhoods where the violence occurred. The ordinance has not and will not be enforced against citizens having birthday parties or dances where attendance is limited to family and friends. That being said, I feel that we can do more to alleviate confusion regarding the ordinance and have been working alongside members of the public and city council to propose language enhancements to the ordinance. It is anticipated that those amendments will be in place for discussion at the July council meeting. Shawn Keen ​​​​​​Assistant Chief ​​​​​​Terre Haute Police Department

THFD is done and all roads are open.

THFD is working a house fire in the 2400 block of N 16th. No one is hurt, please avoid the area.

We remember Wyandotte Kansas Deputy Sheriff Theresa King, EOW June 15, 2018. Deputy King and Deputy Patrick Rohrer were shot and killed transporting a prisoner. Rest In Peace sister. https://www.odmp.org/officer/23709-deputy-sheriff-theresa-king

We remember Wyandotte Kansas Deputy Sheriff Patrick Rohrer, EOW June 15, 2018. Deputy Rohrer and Deputy Theresa King were shot and killed as they transported a prisoner. Rest In Peace brother. https://www.odmp.org/officer/23708-deputy-sheriff-patrick-rohrer

We remember New York State Police Sergeant Charles Salaway, EOW June 9, 2018. Sergeant Salaway died as a result of cancer he developed during search and recovery efforts following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Rest In Peace brother. https://www.odmp.org/officer/23706-sergeant-charles-salaway

Remembering our fallen....Detective Harold Rogers, EOW June 16, 1984. Detective Rogers was shot and killed during a disturbance. Rest In Peace brother. https://www.odmp.org/officer/11450-detective-harold-lee-sonny-rogers

We are praying for everyone involved in the killing of two deputies from the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office. The violence against LE is disgusting and disheartening. However, we WILL win...good ALWAYS wins over evil...Proverbs 28:1 “wicked flees when no man pursues”...🙏

We remember Milwaukee Wisconsin Police Officer Charles Irvine Jr, EOW June 7, 2018. Officer Irvine was killed in a vehicle crash. Rest in peace brother. https://www.odmp.org/officer/23702-police-officer-charles-g-irvine-jr

What a great day for the 14th and Chestnut Community Event!!

Good morning!! Here is a list of raffle items for this weekend's benefit. We look forward to seeing you there. Samsung Galaxy S7 from Cricket Wireless 1 month membership for Top Guns $25 gift certificate from UV Nails Merrick gift basket containing food and treats Blue Buffalo 1 six pound bag of food 1 thirty pound bag of food Heritage Animal Hospital donated a basket with treats, canine hygiene products, leash, toys, and a $25 gift certificate for vet services. Red Room Cakery donated a gift certificate for 2 dozen cupcakes Cookies By Kate donated 1 dozen custom cookies Tailbangers, which is a high end dog bakery donated 3 cases of treats Weruva donated 6 cases of cat food and 7 cases of dog food along with 2 specialty packages of dog food Ouabache Valley Felines and Friends donated a large basket of cat food, treats, litter, and litterbox with toys Kurgo donated items for dog walking, and toys

We remember United States Department of Homeland Security Collection Operations Manager Christopher Bacon, EOW June 7, 2018. Manager Bacon was killed in a vehicle crash. Rest in peace brother. http://www.odmp.org/officer/23703-collection-operations-manager-christopher-todd-bacon

We remember Milwaukee Wisconsin Police Officer Charles Irvine, EOW June 7, 2018. Officer Irvine was killed in a vehicle crash. Rest in peace brother. http://www.odmp.org/officer/23702-police-officer-charles-g-irvine-jr

Happy Friday!! We are ecstatic to be able to help with the Special Olympics this evening. Opening Ceremonies start at 7pm at the Hulman Center. This event IS open to the public. Thank you for the continued support of this wonderful program!! 👊🏼

We remember Connecticut State Police Trooper First Class Walter Greene, EOW 5-31-2018. Trooper Greene died from illnesses contracted during search and recovery efforts after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Rest in peace brother. http://www.odmp.org/officer/23697-trooper-first-class-walter-greene

We know these pictures aren’t good, however we are seeking the identity of this person. The noted person is a suspect in a local fraud case. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Newman at 812-244-2656.

Come join us!!

Be sure to follow The City of Terre Haute for information on upcoming community events!!

We remember Dickson County Tennessee Sergeant Daniel Baker, EOW 5-30-2018. Sergeant Baker was shot and killed responding to a suspicious vehicle call. Rest in peace brother. https://www.odmp.org/officer/23696-sergeant-daniel-baker

We remember New York City Police Chief of Detectives William Allee, EOW 5-24-2018. Chief Allee died from illnesses he contracted while participating in search and recovery efforts following the 9/11 attacks. Rest in peace brother. https://www.odmp.org/officer/23692-chief-of-detectives-william-allee

We remember Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge David LeValley, EOW 5-26-2018. Special Agent LeValley died as a result of cancer developed while assisting search and recovery efforts following the 9/11 attacks. Rest in peace brother. https://www.odmp.org/officer/23691-special-agent-in-charge-david-j-levalley

We remember Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Senior Special Agent Paul Ragsdale, EOW 5-24-2018. Special Agent Ragsdale suffered a fatal heart attack during training. Rest in peace brother. https://www.odmp.org/officer/23690-senior-special-agent-paul-scott-ragsdale