Plainfield Police Department

  • Agency: Plainfield Police Department
  • Address: 1075 W. Main St., Plainfield, 46168 IN
  • Chief: Jeff Mitny (Chief of Police)
Phone: 317.838.3565
Fax: 317.838.3714

Plainfield Police Department is located at 1075 W. Main St., Plainfield, 46168 IN. The Chief of Police of the department is Jeff Mitny. The Plainfield Police Department phone number is 317.838.3565.

Plainfield Police Department News

PPD is proud to help the Plainfield Community School Corporation with their new Imagination Lab at Clarks Creek. This month is called "A Hero's Journey!" Officers, Firefighters, 911 Dispatchers, etc. are helping teach kids about their "journey" to serve the community! Here are a few pictures from today's classes.

Plainfield Police would like to introduce our newest member of the Department! Julie Winship, pictured with Chief McKee and Deputy Chief Lees, was selected to be the new Accreditation Manager. Julie starts today and comes to us from the Plainfield Parks and Recreation Department. Good luck Julie!

Today is testing day for new Plainfield Police Officers and Reserve Officers! The physical agility test was first and those who completed it were invited back after lunch to take the written exam. The next step in the process will be the oral review board. Good luck to all applicants!!!

Don’t forget that Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends at 2 a.m. local time on Sunday (Nov. 4). You’ll need to set your clocks back (“fall back”) one hour before going to bed on Saturday!

You may see some changes on the faces of Plainfield Police Officers this month! Police Chief Jared McKee has authorized officers to voluntarily participate in “No Shave November” starting today. Officers choosing to participate will each be donating a dollar per day to one of the following cancer organizations: https://www.cancer.org/ https://www.stjude.org/ https://www.lymphoma.org/ https://komencentralindiana.org/ http://www.cancersupportindy.org/ When you see officers this month looking a little scruffier than usual, please know that it’s for a good cause and maybe even consider joining with them in donating money to cancer organization of your choice as well.

Thank you Biggby Coffee and Owner Jim Goetz for your generous donation to the Plainfield Police Department Chaplain Fund which helps assist those in need during the holidays. We appreciate your continued support of the Plainfield Police Department.

Sometimes police officers don’t realize how much of an impact they make with those they serve. Grant, a Plainfield High School student, drew a picture of K9 Jocko for Corporal Prichard. Grant was able to meet them to give him the picture. Gifts like this mean the most to officers during their career. It’s all about building relationships! Thank you Grant!!

Trick or Treat hours are over for this year. Hope everyone had a great evening! PPD officers enjoyed being in the neighborhoods with the kids having a fun and safe Halloween!

Thank you so much to Ink Therapy for their generous donation to the Plainfield Police Department K9 program. We truly appreciate the support!!!

K9 Jocko visited Plainfield High School today dressed in his hot dog costume!!! 🌭

Good morning! Happy Halloween from the Plainfield Police Department! Please be safe and dry tonight! Trick or Treat hours are 5-8pm. Check out Corporal Prichard and K9 Jocko!

Thank you Biggby Coffee for asking us to help today!

Plainfield Police is hosting the Town of Plainfield Citizens Academy tonight. Chief McKee is addressing the group on the structure of the Department.

Plainfield PD is proud to partner with Biggby Coffee to judge the pumpkin carving contest on Saturday, October 27th! Please read below to enter your pumpkin!

The Plainfield Police Department would like to remind parents of some safety tips to observe during this year’s Halloween Trick-or-Treat times which will be this Wednesday, October 31st between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. •Keep costumes shortened to prevent trips and falls. •Try make-up instead of a mask. Masks often obstruct a child's vision, which makes tasks like crossing the street and going up and down stairs dangerous. •Make sure children wear light colors or put reflective tape on their costumes. Trick or Treating •Make sure older children trick-or-treat with friends. Together, map out a safe route so parents know where they will be. •Instruct children to stop only at familiar homes where the outside lights are on. •Encourage children to trick-or-treat while it's still light out. If children are out after dark, make sure they have flashlights and travel on well lighted streets. •Remind children not to enter the homes or cars of strangers. •Remind children not to eat any of their treats until they get home. •Check out all treats at home in a well-lighted place. •Only eat unopened candies and other treats that are in original wrappers. Remember to inspect fruits for anything suspicious. Also, many communities, schools and churches offer children safe alternatives to trick-or-treating designed to keep children safely within parents' view. Some hospitals and schools allow children to trick-or-treat by going from room to room virtually eliminating the dangers associated with being out walking on the street after dark. Motorists are reminded that they should also do their part in making Halloween safe for children. Make sure to drive cautiously including driving below the posted speed limit while in town during trick or treat hours. Avoid talking on a cell phone or other distracting activities. Remember, excited children may dart out into traffic at any time without warning. Drive with your headlights on even during the daylight trick or treat hours so your vehicle is more visible to children. We hope everyone has a very safe and Happy Halloween!!

On Thursday, October 18th and Friday, October 19th, Hendricks County Highway will be doing culvert replacement on CR 600S (Hadley Rd.) between CRs 600E (Moon Rd.) and Byscane Blvd. (Entrance to Glen Haven West) this section of the road will be closed to emergency traffic/vehicles as well. Please pass this information on to others and plan your travels accordingly.

We are getting closer to the application process deadline. All applications for Police Officer and Reserve Officer are due at Noon on Friday, October 26th. Please apply at: www.townofplainfield.com/police-department.

PPD wants to thank Ink Therapy for hosting a fundraiser for our K9 program. Chris Taylor pictured with Corporal Rob Prichard and K9 Jocko and in another photo with Officer Josh Koch is a supporter of our Department. As you can see Jocko loves the community and enjoyed belly rubs at the event. Thank you also to Biggins the Tattoo Artist who participated in the K9 demo. Great event!

K9 Jocko and handler Corporal Rob Prichard did a K9 demo at Ink Therapy yesterday. Biggins, a tattoo artist at Ink Therapy put on the sleeve and assisted in showing the onlookers how Jocko trains on apprehensions.

PPD had a retirement party for K9 Marlo and Corporal Brad Elston as a K9 handler. Marlo served 10 years on the Department and Corporal Elston served 15 years as a K9 handler. Marlo looks like he enjoyed his cake! Thank you both for your dedicated service to the Department and K9 program.

K9 Jocko went on a field trip today at Hummel Park and met his hero, Clifford the Big Red Dog! Too cute! K9 dogs have heroes too!

Honoring Plainfield Police Department’s history. Deputy Chief Jill Lees had the opportunity to meet Plainfield PD’s first female police officer and first K9 Officer. Officer Jane Altepeter first served as a dispatcher in 1974 and then was appointed as an officer in 1978. She served Plainfield until 1987.

Come help us celebrate Corporal Elston K9 Marlo’s service in the Plainfield Police K-9 unit.

We are still accepting applications for our current hiring process until October 26th at Noon. Please apply at: www.townofplainfield.com/police-department.