New Castle Police Department

  • Agency: New Castle Police Department
  • Address: 227 N Main St, New Castle, 47362 IN
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New Castle Police Department is located at 227 N Main St, New Castle, 47362 IN. The New Castle Police Department phone number is 765-529-5355.

New Castle Police Department News

Congratulations to the winners of this years NCPD Top Shot Awards. In order to qualify with a pistol, officers must shoot at least an 80 out of 100. To seperate tie scores instructors count bullseye or "X" ring hits. This years Top Shot award goes to SGT Josh Hedges with a score of 100 with 29X count. Second place went to LT Aaron Strong with a score of 100 with 25X count. Third place went to Officer Lisa Fullman with a score of 99 with 36X count. This years SWAT/Firearms Instructor Top Shot Award went to Asst. Chief Justin Wardlow with a score of 100 with 38X count. Congratulations to all of our winners and good luck to everyone next year. Recipients pictured below receiving plaques from NCPD Chief of Police Matt Schofield.

***PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT*** ***UPDATE*** As of 1:00pm NCPD has been advised that it is clear to return to WALMART. WALMART is back open and has returned to normal business. Thanks to everyone who shared this post and to all of our citizens for avoiding the area. WalMart located at 3167 S SR 3 in New Castle, IN will be closed until further notice. WalMart is currently experiencing a gas leak. Emergency Services are on scene and the gas company has been notified. We are asking citizens to please avoid the area at this time.

On Friday, September 28, 2018 NCPD Patrolman Dustin Sult graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Patrolman Sult succesfully completed over 600 hrs of training over the last 15 weeks. Patrolman Sult also completed his one year probationary period for New Castle Police Department this same week earning him the title of First Class Patrolman. Please join NCPD in giving Patrolman Sult a big congratualtions and welcome back!

***PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCMENT*** Just wanted to let everyone know that this will be a busy weekend in the City of New Castle. Minor traffic delays may be possible. Please ensure that you drive safely this weekend. On Saturday September 29, 2018 at 1:00pm the, "Cruise for the Chief" ride will be conducted. This is a benefit ride being conducted in memory of former New Castle Police Chief Brad Catron who passed away in December of 2017. At 2:00pm a large skating event will be held at the New Castle Skate Park. Many skaters will be riding and particiapating in events at this location. At 3:00pm the Patriot Guard Motorcycle Riders escorting the Vietnam Memorial Wall That Heals will be riding into New Castle, IN for an event at the American Legion. The Wall That Heals is currently on display in Middletown, IN. We will have New Castle Police Officers assisting with all of these events as much as possible. Expect to see officers directing traffic and on foot as needed to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun filled weekend. As always, in the event of any emergency dial 911. THANK YOU!

New Castle Police Department is proud to partner with FOP John Kura Lodge #70 in preparation for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Starting in October you will see New Castle Police Officers wearing pink undershirts periodically. You will also see pink ribbons on all of our NCPD Patrol Cars. Our local FOP will be selling t-shirts from now until September 29, 2018. All proceeds will be donated to ICAP for the womens screening and mammogram program. All shirt sales will be done by prepay only. Shirts are for sale in the New Castle Police Records Office. Pricing: Adult Small through XL are $15, $2 additional for larger sizes. Youth Small through XL $12 Hooded sweatshirts Small through XL $25, $2 additional for larger sizes. Shirts will have the FOP logo on the front and the below, "No One Fights Alone" graphic on the back. Thanks for supporting New Castle Police Department and our community.

New Castle Police Department remembers! On September 11, 2001 our Nation was savagely attacked. Out of the flames and destruction we rose, stood shoulder to shoulder, and pressed forward as a Nation to overcome this tragedy. On this 17th anniversary NCPD remembers. We remember the 2977 lives that were lost on what they assumed would be a normal day at work. We remember the 343 Firefighters who battled the inferno, made countless trips into the towers, and gave their lives for the citizens they swore to protect. We remember the 60 NYPD and PAPD Officers that rushed to the scene, and begin trying to evacuate and save civilian lives, until they perrished in the tower collapses. We remember the 8 EMT/Paramedics that rushed into the scene over and over to evacuate and treat wounded that paid the ultimate sacrifice. We also remember the 40 brave passengers and crew members on flight 93 that prevented an attack on our Nations Capitol. Today, NCPD is proud of the heroic actions made by our brothers and sisters in Emergency Services those 17 years ago and WE WILL NEVER FORGET!

New Castle Police Department would like to express our appreciation to all of those involved in the organization of the K9 Clash Bass Tournament held at Summit Lake on September 8, 2018. The tournament resulted in fundraising over $1500.00 for the NCPD K9 Unit. Thanks to all who participated and made this event such a success. The check donated to NCPD's K9 Fund was donated in memory of Chief Brad Catron. NCPD greatly appreciates all of the support we receive from our community.

New Castle Police Department is saddened to learn of the passing of former Chief of Police Lloyd Edmond Lacy. Over the course of his career with NCPD Chief Lacy served as Sergeant of the New Castle Police Emergency First Aid Unit, Traffic Captain, and Chief of Police. Chief Lacy also served with the Indiana National Guard, United States Airforce, Henry County Civil Defense Police, and the Henry County Sheriff's Department as a deputy sheriff. Please join New Castle Police Department in paying our respects to a life commited to service. Chief Lacy's visitation is scheduled for Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Marcum Funeral Home from 4pm-8pm. Funeral Services are scheduled for Friday, August 31, 2018 at 11am.

***COMMUNITY SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT*** Effective todays date, August 28, 2018, please do not park in the 1400 Plaza. This is due to work occurring at that location on the parking lot. Tenants of the Jennings Building may park along Broad St. and/or Race St. as necessary. Anyone parked in 1400 Plaza after todays date will be subject to having their vehicle towed. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in this matter.

New Castle Police Department would like to thank FATHEADZ Eyewear for their generous donation to the New Castle Police Department K9 Fundraiser.

New Castle Police Department would like to thank Boars Head for their generous donation to the New Castle Police Department K9 Fundraiser.

New Castle Police Department would like to remind our citizens to ensure that you are parking in areas where it is legal to do so. Recently, the City of New Castle has fielded several complaints regarding parking in manners that violate New Castle City Ordinance. Feel free to review the city ordinance below: 72.12 PARKING ON CURBS, SIDEWALKS, OR TERRACES RESTRICTED. (A) It shall be unlawful to park motor vehicles on curbs, sidewalks, or terraces. (B) Upon application to the office of the City Building Inspector, the Inspector may grant a waiver of this section upon the following: (1) It is determined that an immediate and temporary condition exists which requires a vehicle to cross or rest upon a curb, sidewalk or terrace by necessity, (2) The person, corporation, or entity seeking the waiver provides the city with sufficient security (bond or proof of insurance) to indemnify the property owner and/or the city in the event repairs are necessitated due to the violation of this section, and (3) The property owner provides a written consent acknowledging the existence of the necessity for violating this section and agreeing to make repairs to property damaged as a result of that violation. (C) In the event of an emergency occurring which makes compliance with division (B)(1) through (3) of this section impossible, service or repairs of utilities (water, electricity, gas, or telephone) is exempted from the provisions of this section. (D) Nothing in this section shall be construed to require the city to make repairs to sidewalks, curbs, or terraces. Further, nothing herein shall impose liability upon the city due to the condition of curbs, sidewalks, or terraces. Such repairs and liability are expressly the responsibility of the property owners. NCPD would request that everyone ensure you are legally parked and not in violation of the ordinance. We do not want to issue citations or impound vehicles unless it becomes absolutely necessary. Thanks for your assistance in this matter.

New Castle Police Department is proud to announce that as of August 10, 2018 NCPD has two trained and certified police K9's on patrol in our community. Officer Brandy Pierce and Sgt Josh Hedges returned to patrol this past weekend with their new partners. Officer Pierce is partnered with K9 Zorro and Sgt Hedges is partnered with K9 Axe. NCPD would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the citizens and businesses that donated to our K9 fund to make this a possibility. We would also like to thank the City of New Castle for matching the donated funds. Due to everybodys hard work and generosity we now have an operational K9 program. If you see Officer Pierce or Sgt Hedges on patrol tell them congratulations on their accomplishment.

NCPD would like to thank all of the individuals who played in our K9 Fundraiser Golf Outing on June 30, 2018. We would also like to thank all of the hole sponsors and businesses that made donations in support of New Castle Police Departments K9 Program. We would also like to thank Westwood Golf Club for allowing us to utilize their course and facilities for this event. Over 60 golfers participated in this outing and over $5000.00 was raised for the NCPD K9 Fund. NCPD would like to take a moment to congratulate the winners. Finishing in 1st Place was Chuck Hamby, Cory Clemens, Zach Grounds, and Chris Hufford. Finishing in 2nd Place was Bob Childs, Mick Pratt, Ryan Purvis, and Andy Williams. Congratulations and thanks to all for a fun day in support of a great cause.

New Castle Police Department would like to remind the citizens of New Castle to protect your personal information. NCPD was recently made aware of scam phone calls where the caller is claiming to be associated with Henry County Hospital. NCPD contacted Henry Community Health and verified that the phone calls were not associated with our local hospital. Please do not give out any personal information over the telephone.

NCPD is proud to introduce our two new K9 Officers. Pictured below is SGT Josh Hedges and his new K9 Partner Axe as well as Officer Brandy Pierce and her new K9 Partner Falco. NCPD greatly appreciates all of the fundraising to help us purchase both K9's. While we have not reached our fundraising goal as of this time; we are getting closer. NCPD would also like to thank Vohne Liche Kennels for all of their assistance in selecting new K9's for our community.

On Thursday (6/21/2018) at approximately 3:11pm New Castle Police Department was alerted about a Social Media post which stated, "Im gonna shoot up Wal-Mart." Immediately after being made aware of the threat NCPD directed officers to respond to Wal-Mart while simultaneously beginning to investigate the Social Media post. Officers quickly determined that the suspect, later identified as Keith Jordan, was using a fake name on Social Media. Once officers identified the suspect all on-duty officers were notified and provided a description of the suspect and his vehicle. A short time later NCPD located the suspects vehicle and initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle near 9th and Vine St. Mr. Jordan was detained at the traffic stop and advised of the reason for the investigation. Mr. Jordan was fully cooperative during this investigation and stated that he was, "Dared" to post the threat to see what would happen. Mr. Jordan was not armed and indicated that he never intended to harm anyone. Henry County Prosecutor Joe Bergacs was notified and made aware of the situation. Prosecutor Bergacs requested that a report be filed and issued an arrest warrant on Friday (6-22-2018). NCPD ensured that officers remained at Wal-Mart until after Mr. Jordan was located and Henry County Prosecutors Office was consulted. Due to this being a misdemeanor crime Mr. Jordan was released from the scene pending the issuance of an arrest warrant. Mr. Keith Jordan was arrested without incident on Friday (6-22-2018) and transported to the Henry County Jail on charges of A Misdemeanor Intimidation. NCPD would like to thank all of the citizens who immediately reported this incident as well as Henry County Sheriffs Department for their assistance in searching for Mr. Jordan. We would also like to thank Henry County Prosecutors Office for their quick reaction and assistance during this investigation. NCPD would like to remind people that threats of this nature are not anything to joke about and will absolutely be investigated and prosecuted in New Castle, IN.

Community Service Announcement On Saturday, June 23, 2018 New Castle Police Department has been requested to assist with traffic control for the New Castle Mini Marathon. The New Castle Mini Marathon is a 13.1 mile run that begins at the Henry County YMCA. The running route will take runners on parts of North SR103, South Main St, Bundy Ave, and Trojan Lane. This event is scheduled to begin at 8:00am and will not conclude until all runners and walkers have completed the route. We would ask motorists to remain vigilant in these areas, decrease speeds, and follow the direction of officers assisting with traffic. Please help us ensure that this is a safe and fun activity for all participants.

New Castle Police Department is excited to announce the hiring of Officer Joshua Harter. Officer Harter is 35 years old and is a native of Henry County, Indiana. Officer Harter attended Blue River Valley High School and has 10 years experience in corrections. Officer Harter also holds a degree in Law Enforcement from Vincennes University. Pictured below is Mayor Greg York, Officer Josh Harter, Chief Matt Schofield, and Assistant Chief Justin Wardlow.

New Castle Police Department is excited to announce that the New Castle City Council Finance Committee has agreed to match all K9 Fundraising Donations up to $20,000.00. Earlier this year NCPD announced that we would be attempting to purchase a second K9 Officer for the department; however, before that could occur K9 Lex passed away unexpectedly. K9 Lex's passing left NCPD without any K9 Officers. Recently, the New Castle City Council Finance Committee met and agreed to match the many donations that have already been received from our generous community up to $20,000.00. We are very excited to announce that on June 25, 2018 Officer Brandy Pierce and Sgt Josh Hedges will be traveling to Vohne Liche Kennels to select NCPD's two new K9 Officers. Vohne Liche Kennels has generously agreed to allow NCPD to begin the process of selecting our new K9 Officers while we continue fundraising efforts to make these purchases. NCPD is hoping to have two K9 Officers trained, partnered with Officer Pierce and Sgt Hedges, and patroling the streets of New Castle by August, 2018. NCPD would like to thank the community for the overwhelming support that we have been shown over the last several months. We deeply appreciate the way this community supports our police department and are extremely grateful for the many donations we have received thus far. NCPD is also very appreciative of the New Castle City Council Finance Committee and Mayor Greg York's support for New Castle Police Department and our K9 Program. Anyone wishing to make donations to the New Castle Police Department K9 Program may do so at New Castle Police Department in the Records Office located at 227 N Main St New Castle, IN 47362. Checks should be made to NCPD K9 Fund.

New Castle Police Department would like to congratulate Officer Justin Farr on his successful completion of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Officer Farr graduated on May 31, 2018 after successfully completing 15 weeks of resident training. Congratulations and welcome back Officer Farr! Pictured Below from Left to Right is Officer Justin Farr and Chief Matt Schofield.

2018 Eastwood Elementary D.A.R.E. essay winners! Thank you Breanna, Kyla, and Peyton for your hard work! (The fourth winner Garrett is not pictured.) A special thank you to Jack's Donuts for sponsoring the prizes awarded!

On May 6, 2018 New Castle Police Department had the priviledge of recognizing several officers for their involvement in critical incidents which occurred in 2017. The first incident was an Officer Involved Shooting which occurred on September 24, 2017 and involved Lt. Adrian Darling, Officer Brandon Edstene, and Officer Brandy Pierce. The second critical incident was an Officer Involved Shooting which occurred on October 29, 2017 and involved Officer Nick Rhodes, Officer Chase Koger, Deputy Blake Thrasher, Sgt Justin Wardlow, and Lt. Aaron Strong. Lt. Adrian Darling and Lt. Aaron Strong both received Letters of Commendation for being the Shift Commanders during these incidents. Officer Nick Rhodes, Officer Chase Koger, Officer Brandon Edstene, and Deputy Blake Thrasher all received Meritorious Conduct Medals for their involvement in these incidents. These officers and Deputy Thrasher all performed above and beyond during these situations. Their actions prevented loss of life and ensured the safety of the community. These officers and Deputy Thrasher were instrumental in providing immediate medical care during these incidents in an effort to save victims and suspects. Officer Brandy Pierce and Asst. Chief Justin Wardlow both received the Medal of Valor for their actions. Officer Brandy Pierce was shot in the line of duty and returned fire to stop the threat. Officer Pierce assurred that other officers present were okay before ever assessing herself and realizing that she had been shot. Officer Pierce was saved by her bullet proof vest and her late K9 Partner, Lex. Asst Chief Wardlow was at the time Sgt Wardlow. Sgt Wardlow responded to a domestic dispute and was forced to shoot a suspect to stop his attack on a female victim. A tazer was deployed prior to the shooting; however, it was unsuccesful in stopping the suspect which forced Sgt Wardlow to utilize his firearm to stop the threat. Sgt Wardlow's actions stopped the suspect and resulted in the victim surviving this encounter. We are very proud of all of our officers and appreciate the support we received from our community during both of these violent situations. NCPD would like to thank New Castle Mayor Greg York, the New Castle City Council, and the citizens we serve for recognizing and supporting these officers.

New Castle Police Department would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the men and women of the Terre Haute Police Department. On 5/4/2018 Patrolman Rob Pitts, a 16 year veteran, paid the ultimate sacrifice while attempting to locate a homicide suspect in Terre Haute, IN. During the course of that incident Patrolman Pitts was shot in the line of duty and succumbed to his injuries a short time later. Please take a moment to send your thoughts and prayers to Patrolman Pitts family as well as to all of the members of Terre Haute Police Department. Patrolman Rob Pitts End of Watch 5/4/2018 Rest Easy Brother; We Will Hold The Line From Here!

New Castle Police Department is deeply saddened to announce the passing of K9 Officer Lex. K9 Lex and his partner, Officer Brandy Pierce, faithfully served the citizens of New Castle together for the last 6.5 years. K9 Lex developed a health condition which resulted in him passing away very quickly. He was approximately 8 years old. K9 Lex was New Castle Police Department's only K9 and will be deeply missed. Please join us in supporting Officer Brandy Pierce during this difficult time. As many of you know, NCPD has been actively fundraising with the goal of adding additional K9's to our department. Anyone wishing to make donations may do so at New Castle Police Department Records Office. Checks can be made to NCPD and "K9 Fund" placed in the memo line. Thanks for all of your support.