Leavenworth Police Department

  • Agency: Leavenworth Police Department
  • Address: 636 W Plaza Dr, Leavenworth, 47137-0005 IN
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Phone: (812)739-1221
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Leavenworth Police Department is located at 636 W Plaza Dr, Leavenworth, 47137-0005 IN. The Leavenworth Police Department phone number is (812)739-1221.

Leavenworth Police Department News

Loving our new partnership with Crawford County Schools. The community support has been amazing.

RIP Officer Parnell. We have the watch from here.

Thank you to the Crawford County Prosecutor's office for participating in a ride along with our department last night. Deputy Prosecutor Evan Bardach spent 6 hours riding with us to get a first-hand look at policing in the Leavenworth area. Furthering the close relationship between police and prosecutors is always a good thing, and getting to know the community, the police, and the issues we face on a daily basis only helps us all do a better job for the public we serve.

We are a supporter and partner of Project ChildSafe. Project ChildSafe is a program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation to promote firearms safety and education. They are committed to promoting genuine firearms safety through the distribution of safety education messages and free firearm safety kits to communities across the U.S. www.projectchildsafe.org

Officer Jared Conrad spent some quality time with the residents of Todd-Dickey this week bringing them teddy bears and some much needed smiles.

WANTED Billy R. Kitchens, Jr. 6'0", 180 lbs Auto Theft - 2 counts - Level 6 Felonies Criminal Recklessness with a firearm - Level 6 Felony Resisting Law Enforcement with Vehicle - Level 6 Felony Criminal Mischief - B Misdemeanor This subject fled from law enforcement on July 31st in the Fredonia area. If you have any information on his whereabouts, please contact the police at 9-1-1. Do not attempt to apprehend this suspect yourself as he may be considered armed and dangerous.

School is back in session. Please remember to watch for children, and watch you speed in and around the school zones.

Speeding in Old Town is being STRICTLY enforced. 15 MPH is the limit for any street in Old Town. 5 MPH is the limit inside Horseshoe Campground. Please watch your speed closely for everyone's safety. The fine for speeding on Town streets in Leavenworth is $75.00.

Great teamwork! English PD assisted as well as Crawford County Sheriff’s Dept.

Today we mark Independence Day. There was a poem, penned by an advertising copy writer for a railway magazine 63 years ago, that perhaps best celebrates what it means to be American. It has been added to liberally over the years. Happy Fourth of July, America. "I Am the Nation" by Otto Whittaker "I was born on July 4, 1776. The Declaration of Independence is my birth certificate. The bloodlines of the world pulse in my veins because I offered freedom to the oppressed. I am many things and many people. I am the nation. I am more than 300 million living souls and the spirits of those who have lived and died for me. I am Nathan Hale and Paul Revere. I stood at Lexington and fired the shot heard around the world. I am Washington, Jefferson, Adams and Patrick Henry. I am John Paul Jones, the Green Mountain Boys and Davy Crockett. I am Lee, Grant, Abe Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Pershing, Eisenhower, MacArthur, Patton, and Powell. I remember the Alamo, the Maine, Pearl Harbor and Sept. 11. When freedom called, I answered and stayed until it was over, 'over there'. I left my heroic dead on Flanders Field, on the Rock of Corregidor, on the bleak slopes of Korea, the steaming jungles of Vietnam, the deserts of the Persian Gulf and the mountains of Afghanistan. I am the Brooklyn Bridge, the wheat lands of Kansas and the granite hills of Vermont. I am the coal fields of the Virginias and the bluegrass farms in Kentucky, the Golden Gate and the Grand Canyon. I am Independence Hall, the Monitor, the Merrimac, the Spirit of St. Louis...and footprints on the moon. I am grand: I stretch from the Atlantic to Pacific oceans. My arms reach to Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. More than 3 million square miles burst with my industry. I am more than 2 million farms. I am forest, field, mountain and desert. I am quiet villages and cities that never sleep. You can see the lights and hear the sounds of a myriad of holidays celebrated by my citizens. You can hear the strains of 'Auld Lang Syne' as the calendar turns. I am the World Series, the Super Bowl, the Indianapolis 500, and the Kentucky Derby. I am more than 200,000 schools and colleges. I am more than 300,000 churches, synagogues, mosques and temples; and I am where my people may freely worship as they think best. I am a ballot cast in an election, the roar of the crowd in a stadium, and the choir's voices rising in a cathedral. I am a newspaper editorial and a letter to a member of Congress. I am Eli Whitney, Stephen Foster, and Billy Graham. I am Mark Twain, Tom Edison, Albert Einstein, Walt Disney and Steve Jobs. I am the Wright Brothers, Will Rogers and Bob Hope. I am Henry Ford, Jonas Salk, John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King. I am Neil Armstrong, Charles Yeager and Christa McAuliffe. I am the soldier, fireman, policeman, statesman, the everyday man, woman and child. Yes, I am the nation, and these are the things that I am. I was conceived in freedom for all, and, God willing, in freedom I will spend all of my days. May I always possess the integrity, the courage and the strength to defeat the shackles, to remain a citadel of freedom and a beacon of enlightenment to the world. This is my wish, my goal, my prayer... 242 years from that glorious day on which I was born. I am America."

We had a great day of training along with our Brothers from Marengo PD on the Emergency Vehicle Operations Course at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. A very special thank you to ICO Sergeant Terry Allen for being our Instructor for the day. Safe driving under all conditions is a huge responsibility that we take very seriously. Today’s hands-on training helped us all further hone our emergency driving skills.

Congratulations Charlie and Echo👍

63 of Indiana’s 92 counties have already passed this tax. It’s how Public Safety gets the funding needed to protect and serve the community. Crawford county has done without for too long and it’s time we caught up with the rest of the State in the level of services we can provide. First Responders earning a wage that’s below the poverty level is unacceptable. Relying on our 3 neighboring counties for Paramedic services is unacceptable. Not having School Resource Officers is unacceptable. Having a 9-1-1 center that is understaffed and outdated is unacceptable. The list goes on and on. Nobody likes taxes, that’s a given. But this tax needs to be adopted and we can’t put this off like we’ve been putting off the Paramedic service discussion. It’s time to act. It’s time we move our county forward.

Great job Marengo PD.

Please take time today to remember all who went before us paying the ultimate price for our freedom. We will never forget🇺🇸. Enjoy your freedom this Memorial Day!

We would like to recognize and thank all of our hard working EMS workers for all they do in our community.

This is National Police Week. Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week is an observance in the United States that pays tribute to the local, state, and federal peace officers who have died, or who have been disabled, in the line of duty. The Memorial takes place on May 15, and Police Week is the calendar week in which the Memorial falls.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Leavenworth Fire Chief George Pelleman’s family, fellow firefighters, and friends. George passed away this morning after a hard fought battle with cancer. George was a Navy SEAL back in the early days of the Vietnam war, before most people even knew what a SEAL was or did. He took on one of the hardest jobs a man can have and he succeeded and survived a terrible war. He continued to serve in our community, as both a Leavenworth Marshal and more recently as Leavenworth’s Fire Chief. George wore many hats in his lifetime, but they all showcased his selfless spirit of service to his fellow man. We salute George Pelleman for his lifetime of service. Rest In Peace Brother.

R.I.P. Brother.

Sitting at Pilot conducting a pre-Blitz seatbelt usage survey. Out of 65 vehicles surveyed so far, 12 drivers and 3 passengers were not wearing belts. The enforcement period starts on May 11th. Remember to buckle up whenever you drive or ride.

The national Click It Or Ticket campaign will begin on May 11th and end on June 3rd this year. We will be participating in High Visibility Patrols during that period to enforce passenger restraint laws for adults and children, front seat and back, day and night. This is a zero-tolerance enforcement period, so there will be no warnings issued. Don't be a statistic. Buckle up every time you drive or ride in a motor vehicle.

We would like to welcome our newest officer, Robert Lott, to the department. Robert was sworn in this evening. Robert is married to Victoria, and they have a 2 year old son. Robert has previous experience as a police officer in Harrison County and was a corrections officer in Floyd County. We are happy to have him working with us.

Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers go out to the families of these two officers. Assassinated for no reason but that they wore a badge.

Thank you to all of our dispatchers!

This week is National Work Zone Awareness Week. Please give our highway workers a “BRAKE”!!!