Fortville Police Department

  • Agency: Fortville Police Department
  • Address: 714 E Broadway St, Fortville, 46040 IN
  • Chief: Benjamin J Kiphart (Chief of police)

Fortville Police Department is located at 714 E Broadway St, Fortville, 46040 IN. The Chief of police of the department is Benjamin J Kiphart. The Fortville Police Department phone number is 317-477-1144.

Fortville Police Department News

There will be food, drinks, and lots of BINGO! Come early to save your seat. Doors open at 4:00 PM.

Mount Comfort Elementary School will be on a 2 hour delay today due to lack of power. All other Mt. Vernon Schools are on normal times. Any questions please contact Mt. Vernon Schools.

We are heading out for 2018 FORTVILLE HALLOWEEN! Post your pics here of the kiddos and the officers.

Just a reminder that officers will be in the neighborhoods this evening handing out candy to all of the little ghouls and goblins. Officers will have their red and blue lights on. All vehicles will have Fortville Police Markings on them. Feel free to stop us and say hi! Please share with all of your friends and neighbors.🤡🤠👺💀👻👩‍🚒👮‍♂️🤴🧚‍♀️🧛‍♂️🧜‍♂️🧜‍♀️🧝‍♀️🧞‍♂️🧟‍♂️🐸🐙🦋🍭🍬🎃

FORTVILLE – On October 24, 2018, Officers of the Fortville Police Department were dispatched to the 300 block of Michigan Street for a report of a child in need of service. Detectives determined that a 17-year-old male was allegedly touched inappropriately and seduced by a 42-year-old male. Detectives interviewed the victim at the Fortville Police Department and during the course of the interview it was disclosed the alleged suspect was identified as Robert Hartsock (42 years old) of Fortville. Detectives located Hartsock and conducted an interview with him. Hartsock was arrested for Child Seduction (Felony 6) and Sexual Battery (Felony 6). Hartsock was transported to the Hancock County Jail. All suspects are assumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

· With Halloween fast approaching, it is important to know which houses your children should avoid. There are approximately 61 registered sex offenders residing in Hancock County . If you visit you can see where registered sex offenders are living in Hancock County. . Offender Watch website allows the public to sign up for free automatic email notifications if a sex offender moves within a specific area. You can register any addresses that you or your children might be - home, school, daycare, gyms, ball fields, relativeshomes, friends homes etc.

Anyone missing a cruiser style bike please contact dispatch (317-477-4400) and ask to speak with a fortville officer. The brand has been whited out for identification purposes. If it not claimed in 10 days it will be given to a less fortunate child during our shop with public safety event.

1000 North is shut down at 50 West due to a tree across the roadway and power lines down. Ninestar is on scene trying to correct the problem. PLEASE AVOID THE AREA IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.

Greetings I want to let everyone know that NASA(Neighborhoods Against Substance Abuse) will host a “Drug Toss” on Saturday, October 20th. You can take your old, unused or expired medication to the Greenfield Bank at 111 West Broadway St. Fortville. This is a great way to get rid of unused medication. The hours are from 9:00am-12:00pm. Wishing a safe weekend to every. Chief Knauer

Did you know you can text 911 in Indiana.

The Fortville Police Department is now accepting applications for this years "Shop with Public Safety" to assist children in need for Christmas gifts. This program is only for children under the age of 18 and you must live in the the Mt. Vernon School Corporation district. You can pick up a application at the town hall (714 East Broadway Street) Monday thru Friday 08:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or you can download it at Applications must be turned in no later then November 16, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Just a heads up!

Someone reported that they found a bicycle on their property that did not belong to them. We would like to find the owner and return the bike to the rightful owner. If you are missing a bicycle please call 317-477-4400 (non-emergency number to dispatch) and ask to speak to a Fortville officer. Dispatch will page the officer on duty and the officer will call you back. You will be asked to identify the bike by make and color.

Greetings As some of you know the Police Department has been enforcing a State Law that allows us to issue citations to trains that block an intersection for more than 10 minutes. We feel that this was an inconvenience to the motoring public and an issue for public safety trying to respond to calls. Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled that the State Law is invalid and the State cannot enforce this as the trains operate under Federal Law. With that being the rule of law as been determined and we will no longer be issuing citations to CSX for blocking the roadways. I do not agree with the law but it does not matter as it is the law. We know this will continue to happen with the trains and lets face it, as many have noted, these trains have been running long before we were here. I know it’s an inconvenience when it happens however I am asking that you DO NOT contact dispatch or the Police Department as we are unable to take any action on these calls. Thanks for reading and please be safe out there.

The newest member of the Fortville Police Department! Officer Spencer Case, Officer Case took the oath to protect and serve this afternoon at the Fortville Town Hall. Officer Case is coming to us from another department. Please welcome him to our community when you see him out and about.

Immediate Release On September 4th, 2018 at approximately 9:40 A.M. Officers from the Fortville Police Department were call to the Panda Chinese Restaurant located at 21 South Main Street in Fortville for a burglary where the rear of the building had been forced open. Officers cleared the building and spoke with the owner of the restaurant (Heng Hu). Mr. Hu stated that there was some petty cash stolen and didn’t notice anything else that was stolen or misplaced. Detectives were called and began to investigate. During the next 30 hours, Officers and Detectives worked diligently, identified the suspect, obtained a confession, recovered part of the stolen money, and subsequently arrested the suspect (Blake Howard of Fortville) and transported him to the Hancock County Jail. Howard’s pending charges are burglary (felony 5), theft (felony 6) along with public intoxication (misdemeanor B). All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

We want to congratulate our new reserve Officers on being sworn in today! Congratulations Reserve Officer Sarah Jones, Reserve Officer Todd Suchy and Reserve Officer Ryan Runyon, welcome to FPD! Stay safe!

We were honored to surprise Carter at home after his return home from the hospital! He is a strong and very courageous little boy! #carterstrong

We were honored to surprise Carter at home after his return home from the hospital! He is a strong and very courageous little boy! #carterstrong

The Fortville Police Department and ALL employee of the town would like to say thank you to FAI(Fortville Action Inc.) for supplying lunch at the Town Hall yesterday in the way of 🍕 Pizza and beverages. We certainly appreciate you thinking of us. FAI is a great NON PROFIT community organization and I would certainly encourage anyone that would like to volunteer for community events get involved with this organization. Thank you again FAI. Chief Knauer

This morning Officer Brandon Pope was sworn in as a full time police officer. Brandon served in the United States Marine Corp and had a couple of tours of duty in Afganastan. Brandon had been previously employed by a major health insurance company as a security specialist. If you see him out and about please welcome him to our community.

Greetings I would like to say thank you to everyone who came out to Mozzi’s pizza today and tonight to support our efforts in raising funds for our K-9 program. I would especially like to thank Mozzi’s for their generous contribution of 20% of their sales today towards our program. I would also like to thank our police departments Auxiliary Officers for putting this fundraiser together. Just so everyone is aware, we are currently trying to raise $25,000 to start our program. The K-9 Will assist us in combating the drug problems in Fortville along with tracking lost children. The k-9 will also be used to track and apprehend criminals who try to victimize our citizens. As of today we have raised approximately $9000. If anyone would like to make a contribution they may do so at the Town Hall and specify that it is for the K-9 program. Again, I would like to thank all the citizens of Fortville for their continued support of the police department. Chief Knauer