Brazil Police Department

  • Agency: Brazil Police Department
  • Address: 22 S Washington St, Brazil, 47834 IN
  • Chief: David L Archer (Chief of police)
Phone: 812-446-2211
Fax: (812)446-2635
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Brazil Police Department is located at 22 S Washington St, Brazil, 47834 IN. The Chief of police of the department is David L Archer. The Brazil Police Department phone number is 812-446-2211.

Brazil Police Department News

We are seeking the identity of this male individual. The noted person is a suspect in an auto theft case which took place at the Speedway gas station in Brazil (301 West National Avenue) during the overnight hours of September 10, 2018. Anyone with information is asked to call the Clay County Dispatch Center at (812)446-2535 Ext. 5. Assistance from the public would be greatly appreciated! The Brazil Police Department would also like to thank Speedway manager Andrea May for her assistance in this case. As with past incidents, Andrea was able to provide law enforcement with security footage of the suspect in a timely and professional manner.

Just as a reminder....due to the Highway 40 Fest, there will be no parking allowed on National Avenue (Hwy 40) from Forest Avenue (St Rd 59) to Depot Street between the hours of 6am and 8pm on Saturday September 15. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

The Brazil Police Department is accepting applications for the position of full-time Police Officer. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, but not older than 36. Applicants must have a high school diploma (or GED), valid Indiana driver’s license, and no felony or domestic violence convictions. Candidates with no law enforcement experience must pass a written test and a physical agility test meeting the minimum standards for entrance to the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Candidates currently certified with the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board must complete an alternate physical agility test, written test, and interviews. Hiring is contingent on the candidate successfully completing the physical and psychological testing for acceptance to the 1977 Police/Firefighters Public Employee Retirement Fund (PERF), unless the candidate is currently a member of the 1977 Fund. Starting salary is $37,608.39 for no experience, experienced law enforcement officers placed on pay scale according to years of service (maximum 7 years at $48,531.21). The Brazil Police Department offers convenient work schedule with alternating weekends off, 90% employer paid healthcare, 90% employer paid dental and vision, 100% employer paid PERF Police Pension plan, 2-5 weeks paid vacation time (option to sell 2 weeks annually), holiday time, sick time, overtime, clothing allowance, and take home car. Applications may be picked up on August 6, 2018 at the police department, 22 S. Washington St., Brazil, IN 47834. Applications can also be printed off the City of Brazil website under the tab for the human resources department. Applications must be turned in no later than 4:00pm on September 7, 2018. URL for Application: http://brazil.in.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/FT-Police-Application.pdf

2018 National Night Out is August 7, 2018 from 5p-8p at Forest Park (Cow Palace). National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood comradery to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Community partners interested in participating should contact event coordinator Asst. Chief Dennis Archer by phone (812-446-2211) or email dennisa@brazil.in.gov Space will be reserved for those who contact event coordinators by Friday August 3, 2018. No sales/soliciting at National Night Out

We are seeking the identity of this female. The noted person is a suspect in an auto theft case which took place at the Speedway gas station in Brazil (301 West National Avenue) during the early morning hours of July 12, 2018. Anyone with information is asked to call the Clay County Dispatch Center at (812)446-2535 Ext. 5. Assistance from the public would be greatly appreciated!

*****EMERGENCY WATER NOTIFICATION***** Fri Feb. 2 1:00 pm Brazil residents, our water department is out on a MAJOR leak on U.S.40. At Knightsville flashers. The water in Brazil may be out for several hours as a large water line has burst. Please be patient and know that the water department personnel are working as quickly as they can to get the problem resolved. Please re-post this if possible to assist us in notifying as many residents in and around Brazil, Harmony, Knightsville areas to please slow down and drive safely as they enter the work zone area on US40 as water is covering all lanes. Drivers should be aware that emergency workers and equipment are extending in the roadway. Thank You Lt. Dave Archer BPD

Brazil Police are warning citizens of a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers. Taxpayers are told they owe money to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are then threatened with arrest. The IRS has stated they do not ask for credit card numbers over the phone, nor do they request pre-paid debit cards or wire transfers. If someone unexpectedly calls claiming to be from the IRS and threatens police arrest if you don’t pay immediately, that is a sign that it really isn’t the IRS calling. Other characteristics of this scam include: • Scammers use fake names and IRS badge numbers. They generally use common names and surnames to identify themselves. • Scammers may be able to recite the last four digits of a victim’s Social Security Number. • Scammers spoof the IRS toll-free number on caller ID to make it appear that it’s the IRS calling. • Scammers sometimes send bogus IRS emails to some victims to support their bogus calls. • Victims hear background noise of other calls being conducted to mimic a call site. • After threatening victims with jail time or driver’s license revocation, scammers hang up and others soon call back pretending to be from the local police or DMV, and the caller ID supports their claim. If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, here’s what you should do: • If you know you owe taxes or you think you might owe taxes, call the IRS at 1.800.829.1040. The IRS employees at that line can help you with a payment issue – if there really is such an issue. • If you know you don’t owe taxes or have no reason to think that you owe any taxes (for example, you’ve never received a bill or the caller made some bogus threats as described above), then call and report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 1.800.366.4484. • You can file a complaint using the FTC Complaint Assistant; choose “Other” and then “Imposter Scams.” If the complaint involves someone impersonating the IRS, include the words “IRS Telephone Scam” in the notes. The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as text messages and social media channels. The IRS also does not ask for PINs, passwords or similar confidential access information for credit card, bank or other financial accounts. Taxpayers should not open any attachments or click on any links contained in the message. Instead, forward the e-mail to phishing@irs.gov.

Emergency Water Line Repair completed at midnight. Thanks to everyone who forwarded the post and assisted us in getting the word out. We live in a GREAT community and when we work together there is nothing we can not accomplish! Special thanks to the employees of the Brazil Water Department Leak crews for putting in an extra days work in one day to keep us up and operating efficiently. YOU folks ROCK! Lt. Dave Archer BPD

*****EMERGENCY WATER NOTIFICATION***** Wed Nov. 29 4:00 pm Brazil residents, our water department is out on a MAJOR leak just east of Harmony on U.S.40. The water in Brazil may be out for several hours as an 18 inch Main line has burst. Please be patient and know that the water department personnel are working as quickly as they can to get the problem resolved. Please repost this if possible to assist us in notifying as many residents in and around Brazil, Harmony, Knightsville and surrounding areas, Thank You Lt. Dave Archer BPD

Shop with a cop received a $1200 donation today from Pastor Mary Jo Archer on behalf of Bethel United Methodist Church in Brazil. Thank you so much for all who participated in the Chilli Supper fundraiser and to all who gave so generously to make this happen!

The City of Brazil Police Department will be accepting applications for the annual Shop With a Cop program beginning Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, and must be returned to the Brazil Police Department by 4pm on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. Applications can be picked up at the City of Brazil Police Department, located at 22 S. Washington Street, Monday through Friday during the hours of 8am-4pm. Be sure to review the Shop with a Cop Program rules and regulations, and understand that by signing the application, you give the Brazil Police Department the right to make inquiries with other organizations about assistance you may be receiving. Please note that completion of this application is NOT A GUARANTEE that you will be selected for this program. Funding for Shop With a Cop is solely based on donations from the public, and the number of children we are able to help is based upon the donations that we receive. Please give accurate information, as any intentional dishonesty will result in being permanently banned from this program. Thank You, Brazil Police Department

Pictures from this years event. Thank you to all the community partners who participated and took the time to join us in making this years National Night Out a success. You all were awesome!!!!

Well folks, TODAY is the day, August 1st, 2017 for the Brazil areas "National Night Out" at Forest Park from 5pm to 8 pm! There will be a lot of activities for children, community partner booths and plenty of "FREE hot dogs" and "Free drinks"!! The Park Pool is also open for "Free swimming" so bring your swim suits and enjoy a refreshing dip on us. We will also have plenty of emergency vehicles on display to check out. Bring your family and friends and enjoy an evening of fun at Forest Park at the pavilion (Cow Palace).

2017 National Night Out is August 1, 2017 from 5p-8p at Forest Park (Cow Palace). National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaradie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Community partners interested in participating should contact event coordinators Chief Clint McQueen or Asst. Chief Dennis Archer by phone (812-446-2211) or through facebook. Space will be reserved for those who contact event coordinators by July 28, 2017. No sales/soliciting at National Night Out.

January 03, 2017 The Brazil Police Department is accepting applications for the position of: Patrol Officer This is an “Academy Certified Only” hiring process and applicants must be already Certified as a Law Enforcement Officer through the State of Indiana or another State that is eligible to receive a Waiver through the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Certification must be current with yearly mandated training hours met. The Applicant Packet must be submitted to the Police Department no later than January 13th, 2017 at 4pm. Submission of packets are: M-F from 8am-4pm. The Hiring Process includes: Completed Application, Background Investigation, Board of Works and Safety Interview-Selection. Application Packets must be picked up at: Brazil Police Department 22 South Washington St. Brazil, Indiana -Chief McQueen

Thanks to the "Town and Country Methodist Men" for their $200 donation to this years Shop With A Cop!

Someone just told me about this! Thank You for supporting us!!

Beginning this morning November 2nd, 2016 the Brazil Police Department will have "Shop With A Cop" applications available on the Brazil City Website< http://brazil.in.gov/ > and at the Brazil Police Department window 8am-4pm weekdays. All applications must be completed and returned no later than 4pm on Dec. 5th in order to be considered for the program.

Greetings Friends and Neighbors, As you know the Brazil community will soon be over run by thousands of travelers passing through on their way to Parke County for the Covered Bridge Festival. Brazil citizens used to have a problem with traffic backing up due to the 4 stop lights on State Road 59 (Pinckley street, Jackson Street, U.S.40 and Hendrix streets) through Brazil and for years this heavy traffic had been a nuisance to local drivers. Then beginning a few years ago, some Brazil and Clay County residence who live on or close to State Road 59 started setting up tents, yard sales and shops of their own along 59 to take advantage of what they saw as a money making opportunity, and it it was , so MANY MORE started popping up! What a great idea for creating cash flow for the local economy right? What this did as well for local drivers was to create more traffic issues than ever before as traffic became bottle necked all along the route with festival goers pulling off and stopping along the sides of the narrow roadways throughout the city. We now not only have vehicular traffic backing up because of the traffic lights, we now also have foot traffic running back and forth across the highway going from yard sale to tent sale and vehicles stopping and parking along the already high traffic route narrowing the travel lanes even more to sometimes impassable conditions. There is no doubt about it friends, brace yourselves because this traffic issue will not be going away anytime soon. The Brazil Police Department has attempted in the past few years to have officers direct the flow of traffic at some of the intersections along State Road 59 with mixed results. We would like the citizens to know that we are painfully aware of the disruption and frustration that our citizens feel throughout this 10 day event and ask for your patients and extra attentiveness to traffic safety. Also this year, along with the normal covered bridge traffic congestion, we are adding U.S. 40 road construction to the mix just to bring a little more spice to the mix. There will also be some local side streets being paved during the same time period. The local street construction projects were scheduled to happen earlier in the year however the paving company hired by the city had unforeseen issues and began their paving projects later than expected adding to the mass traffic confusion. Police officers this year will be directing traffic on weekends as staffing permits In an attempt to assist our citizens with help in negotiating your way around the city with the extra influx of traffic. Please try to remember to use alternative routes to get around the city and avoid S.R.59 if at all possible. Police officers will be checking along State Road 59 in the areas of Pinckley street, Jackson Street, National Ave and Hendrix streets as time allows throughout the week to cite drivers that we catch stopping across and blocking those intersections. Once again we ask for your patience due to the limited officers available which are also responsible for answering routine calls for service as well.

Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right and here I am (Stuck in the middle with you) Hello Brazil / Clay County Citizens. Since Facebook had gone wild with rumors over “Clown Mania” it has become necessary for the Brazil Police to post an information statement to put some of these rumors to rest. This past week, police had a complaint of someone dressed like a “clown” came to the door of a (1) residence on the southeast side of town asking for candy. The same "clown" supposedly went back to the same house 2 more times that evening and when he left the last time, one of the residents said they thought they heard a "Child Scream". There has been no reports to the Brazil City Police or The Clay County Sheriff's Department of any child abductions in the Brazil / Clay County area. Since this initial call, there have been a few calls from people who say that have seen someone dressed like a clown in different parts of the city and county in the late night/early morning hours however there have been "NO ABDUCTIONS, NO SEXUAL ASSAULTS, NO BREAK-INS" or any other crimes concerning these calls. Police are "NOT" asking people to stay inside their homes (as was posted on Facebook) or to keep their children inside. This is a Facebook scare that is blown itself out of control and continues to grow with each post and has the city in a panic for no reason. We do however believe that since the "Clown" has been getting so much Facebook attention, there may be those in the community who will think it would be funny to copy this behavior and start running around town dressed as clowns to perpetuate the myth. The area Law Enforcement take the safety of our citizens very seriously and have responded and investigated each sighting however as I previously stated there have been "NO" Crimes tied to these sightings and NO arrests made of anyone connected with the sightings. As always we remind everyone to be aware of your surroundings and always keep safety in mind. Should you see something you believe to be suspicious activity, please contact the Brazil police or The Clay County Sheriff’s Department and we will respond and investigate whatever the incident. We ask that you please do not repost these rumors as they only create unnecessary fear and concern throughout the community Thank You, Lieutenant Dave Archer Brazil Police Department

Hello Clay County friends and Citizens, You are invited to come spend the evening with state and local public safety personnel during the annual National Night Out in Brazil from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. The event is co-hosted by the Brazil City Police and the Clay County Sheriff's departments, and spotlights the emergency personnel, public safety officers and first responders within our community. Free hotdogs and drinks will be provided and the park pool will be open for free family swimming. Come join us for an evening of fun and get to know your local first responders.

Hello Brazil Citizens, it has come to my attention that there is a new fitness craze happening around the country and it works off a phone app called "Pokémon GO". As I am told the idea of this app is to get people outside and walking instead of sitting on a computer at home. The issue is the little icons the app has people searching for pop up on their phones in random locations including behind people’s homes and behind businesses, in the middle of the streets and so on. We have had officers get called to a residence where a group of people have gathered in someone’s yard. The resident who lived in the house was freaked out because they did not know why a group of people would be gathering outside their home. This being said, I just wanted to make people aware of this new craze and also to remind those who are playing this new phone app to stay out of peoples yards and properties, stay out of the middle of the streets and to be especially aware of their surroundings. REMEMBER, although most will use the game for its intended purpose (getting outside walking for exercise), some will use the app for no good. There have been stories already coming from different places across the country of people using the game to lure people to areas where they can be robbed or taken advantage of. With this in mind, PLEASE be aware of your surroundings and always think Safety First! As I am new to this information myself, I will in the next few weeks try to learn as must about this phenomena as i can and will pass along information to you as I have it. If you have questions, you can research this on the internet by typing Pokémon GO in a search engine. I'm sure all of you know that "anything created for good can and will be used by some for evil intent" Just be safe. Knowledge is power! OK, also as someone just reminded me,...Please don't Pokémon and drive.

If someone lost an envelope with the words "picnic lunch money" that contained cash, it was found by a police officer and you can retrieve it if you call the clay county sheriff's department dispatch and describe the envelope as well as the amount of cash it contains. 812-446-2535. Opt#5