Charlestown Police Department

  • Agency: Charlestown Police Department
  • Address: 701 Main St, Charlestown, 47111 IN
  • Chief: Steve Dean (Chief of police)
Phone: 812-256-6345
Fax: 812-256-7128

Charlestown Police Department is located at 701 Main St, Charlestown, 47111 IN. The Chief of police of the department is Steve Dean. The Charlestown Police Department phone number is 812-256-6345.

Charlestown Police Department News

Welcome to the Charlestown Police Department family Josh Hammond; and policing in your hometown, Charlestown.

Confidence continues to increase in the likelihood of a severe weather event for Monday evening into early Tuesday morning. We're likely to see a squall line to cross the region during this time frame, which, unfortunately will be when most people are asleep and not as alert to the changing weather conditions. Damaging straight line winds are the main threat with severe storms, but brief spin up tornadoes within the squall line will be possible. In addition, locally torrential downpours could lead to flash flooding in spots.

Graphic courtesy of Clarksville Police FB post (thanks to our brothers); however, CHPD has received information of several incidents (especially on SR 62 and Market Street, Charlestown), of drivers ignoring school bus loading/unloading signals. Obviously, given recent tragedies resulting from the same, it is important for drivers to be reminded of using extreme caution and adherence to traffic laws involving school bus stops; and be prepared for police to be stepping up enforcement. We would much rather ticket a driver for these types of offenses; rather than investigate the death or injury of an innocent student loading or unloading a school bus. Please extra caution driving when school buses are present on the road; and be prepared to stop when required by law or keep students safe. Thanks Charlestown!

Given the change of plans for Halloween festivities this year, it is important not to lose sight on safety tips important for keeping all our ghosts and goblins safe while trick or treating. The following video is a quick and thorough reminder of how easy it is to have fun and still stay safe. Charlestown city-wide Halloween Trick-or-Treating, including Trunk-or-Treat on the City Square will be held Tuesday, October 30th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, due to the forecast of hazardous weather on the evening of the 31st. The Charlestown Police Department will have extra patrols out as usual; so be wise, keep the kids safe, and have a Happy Halloween.

Due to the forecast of heavy rain for this Wednesday evening, and a general concern for the health and safety of our children, the City of Charlestown has moved Charlestown’s Halloween Trick or Treat festivities, including Trunk or Treat on the Square and door-to-door trick or treating, to Tuesday, October 30th, 2018, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

CHPD Officer Alessa Farnsley working TODAY’s DEA Sponsored National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Meet Officer Farnsley and safely dispose of unused and/or expired prescription medications to prevent them from getting into the wrong hands. The Drop Off location will operate today between 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, IN THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE CHARLESTOWN JAY C FOOD STORE PARKING LOT. Disposal is courtesy of the Charlestown Police Department, through this US Drug Enforcement Agency program, occurring nationwide, totally FREE OF CHARGE and with NO QUESTIONS ASKED.

The Charlestown Police Department and the Charlestown Jay C Plus Food Store have teamed up to participate in TODAY’s DEA Sponsored National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Officers of the Charlestown Police Department will be on hand TODAY (Saturday, October 27th, 2018) from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, IN THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE CHARLESTOWN JAY C FOOD STORE PARKING LOT; to provide a safe disposal of expired and unused prescription medications. Disposal is courtesy of the Charlestown Police Department, through this US Drug Enforcement Agency program, occurring nationwide, totally FREE OF CHARGE and with NO QUESTIONS ASKED.

It's that time of year again; the time of year where our Officers grow their beards in support of a great cause. This year our annual "Beards" campaign kicked off on October 1st to support Stella Keith. Stella is a local 3rd grader who is battling B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Officers are donating a small portion of each paycheck from October 1st thru March 1st in support of Stella. Additionally an account is setup at any New Washington State Bank branch under the name "FBO Stella Keith" for anyone to make a donation. Please follow Stella along and show her your support via her Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/stellasjourney24/

The Charlestown Police Department and the Charlestown Jay C Plus Food Store have teamed up to participate in Saturday’s DEA Sponsored National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Officers of the Charlestown Police Department will be on hand Saturday, October 27th, 2018 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, near the entrance of the Charlestown Jay C Plus Food Store; to provide a safe disposal of expired and unused prescription medications. Disposal is courtesy of the Charlestown Police Department, through this US Drug Enforcement Agency program, occurring nationwide, totally FREE OF CHARGE and with NO QUESTIONS ASKED.

Now that we have all final plans approved by the state; we’re moving ahead full speed on the new Charlestown Police Headquarters.

Greetings and Happy Holidays! The Christmas Holiday is fast approaching and it’s time for the season of cheer! As you may know the Charlestown City Police Department started our annual “Christmas with a Cop” program, (formerly known as “Shop with a Cop”) which provides needy CHARLESTOWN children and their families a brighter Christmas. With the generous support of our local businesses and citizens alike; our annual “Christmas with a Cop” program has been a staple in our community that provides needy children food, toys and clothing. WE COULD NOT DO THIS WITHOUT OUR LOCAL SUPPORT! The children that participate in our annual “Christmas with a Cop” program are all first graders who are selected by their teachers from the Charlestown Pleasant Ridge Elementary School based on their day to day interactions with their students throughout the year. Any monetary donation, big or small would go a long way in providing our needy families a wonderful Christmas that these kids will remember for years to come. If you would like to donate (cash or check), you can make your tax-deductible check out to the Charlestown Police Department’s Christmas with a Cop Program and either drop it off or mail it to the Charlestown Police Department at 701 Main St., Charlestown, In. 47111 or call Officer Adam Clark at 812-256-6345 ext. #217 and arrangements can be made for an officer to pick up the donation. For more information or questions regarding the Charlestown City Police Christmas with a Cop program, please feel free to contact Officer Adam Clark at 256-6345 ex.217. Happy Holidays!

Complete details at http://www.ctownpd.com/agcomplaints Summary: Phone Scams, Do Not Call Violations, Medicaid (Welfare) Fraud, and Identity Theft activities are on the up tick in Southern Indiana. If you feel you have a complaint or are a possible Indiana Consumer victim of any of the above listed issues; the Charlestown Police Department encourages you to fight back beginning with using the Attorney General’s electronic complaint submission portal at https://www.in.gov/attorneygeneral. Just look for the “FILE A COMPLAINT” Banner once arriving at the Attorney General’s webpage. Additionally, Charlestown residents who have reason to believe they have suffered a loss of money or any valuable item of property due to one of these consumer issues; file a complaint with the Charlestown Police Department in addition to Filing a Complaint with the Indiana Attorney General’s Office. Complete details at http://www.ctownpd.com/agcomplaints

More information about this afternoon's Nationwide Wireless Alert System Test.

On Friday, September 28th the Clark County Special Olympics was presented a check for $3000 from Police Officer fundraising activities! From October of 2017 to March of 2018 Officers donated a portion of each of their pay checks to Special Olympics. An account was set up at New Washington State Bank for the public to drop off donations as well. We appreciate each Officer and each member of the public who made a donation! Pictured left to right; Officer Brandon Lyons, Lt. Brion Gilbert, Asst. Chief Tim Wolff, Chief Keith McDonald, Special Olympics County Coordinator Steven Binggeli, Nathan Snyder, Steven Binggeli & Linda Snyder. Officers who donated but aren’t pictured; Officer Jonathan Roederer, Officer Albert Purcell, Officer Tyler Lyons, Officer Eric Kruse, Officer Cameron Dickerson, SRO Adam Clark, K9 Ben Bertram, Officer Thomas Bamforth & Officer Jeff Fields.

Congratulations to Officer Alessa Farnsley who graduated the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy’s 215th session yesterday. 👏🏼 (Chief Keith McDonald, Ofc. Alessa Farnsley, Det. Jason Broady)

Congratulations to CHPD’s own Officer Alessa Farnsley; graduating tonight as a member of the 215th graduating class of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Now certified and ready to roll.....David 72!!!

More Regional SWAT photos.

Regional SWAT team currently includes two CHPD officers: Lt. Brion Gilbert and Officer Robert Lemmons.

With severe weather approaching from the West, take a moment to check your weather radios and monitor local media. Here’s a reminder of the differences in the weather messages you may see.

The National Weather Service has placed our area under a Flash Flood Watch for the majority of the weekend. Locally heavy rain, with amounts of 2-3 inches, are expected Saturday and Sunday. Some isolated severe thunderstorms are also possible Saturday afternoon and evening. Be vigilant for ponding and rushing water while driving and while in low lying areas. Waters can rise rapidly and unexpectedly during such weather events. Turnaround, don't drown while trying to cross flooding roadways and low lands.

Detective Major Jason Broady has made a second arrest of another 14 year old male, charged with Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery, regarding the department's investigation of the September 3rd Armed Robbery of the Charlestown Sunoco Gas Station.

Monday, September 3rd, at approximately 4:20 p.m.; Officers from the Charlestown Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery call from the Sunoco Fuel Mart located in the 100 block of Market St., in Charlestown. CHPD Officers met with the owner of the store who informed police that a masked male had entered the store and displayed what he believed to be a handgun while demanding both cash and merchandise in the store, before fleeing on foot towards High Street. Officers initially canvassed the area with the assistance with a K-9 unit from the Jeffersonville Police Department; in an attempt to locate the suspect, but were unsuccessful. CHPD Detectives and CHPD School Resource Officer Adam Clark began developing a list of potential suspects which led them to interviewing a 14 year old male, who lived in the area, west of the Sunoco Fuel Mart. CHPD Detectives Jason Broady and Chuck Ledbetter located substantial evidence and developed enough probable cause to arrest the 14 year old; whose name is being withheld due to being a juvenile offender; before being transported to the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center on armed robbery related charges.

Due to the anticipated weather forecast for tomorrow afternoon and evening we are cancelling our National Night Out event. Unfortunately the weather does not appear to want to cooperate with us. There are several hours of preparation work leading up to the event, especially in preparing the smoked pork where severe weather interferes. It's wasn't an easy decision to make but we did not want folks being drug out into potentially severe weather just to hang out with us! Everyone take care and stay safe!! Should we receive more information regarding severe weather for tomorrow we'll update you all.