Southport Police Department

  • Agency: Southport Police Department
  • Address: 6901 Derbyshire Rd, Southport, 46227-5133 IN
  • Chief: Steve Davis (Chief of Police)
Phone: (317) 787-7595
Fax: 317-222-4323

Southport Police Department is located at 6901 Derbyshire Rd, Southport, 46227-5133 IN. The Chief of Police of the department is Steve Davis. The Southport Police Department phone number is (317) 787-7595.

Southport Police Department News

Will you be visiting Southport tonight to truck or treat? Stop by the police department at 137 Worman Street to get your candy. Our police officers will also be handing out candy from their cars while patrolling the city.

BOO! Happy Halloween! Trick or Treat hours are from 6:00-8:00. It’ll be a cold and wet. Superman can’t catch a cold, so throw on a jacket. Look both ways when crossing the street! Last, leave some candy for your parents and brush your teeth! 🎃👻🎃👻🎃👻

Referencing President Trump and Vice President Pence’s visit to Southport, Friday. No information has been provided yet regarding traffic, road closures, times etc. As soon as information is available, it will be released.

Thank you to all who came out on this chilly and windy day to “Trunk or Treat” with us! We also want to thank Walmart, Meijers and Target for donating the candy we used to hand out to all the guys and ghouls. 🎃 👻 🎃 👻 🎃 #HappyHalloween #RememberToBrushYourTeeth #SugarRush

Remember, Trunk or Treat is tomorrow at Southport Park from 4-7!

Interested in working for the Southport Police Department? We’re hiring volunteer Desk Services and Public Assistance Officers. Contact Captain Marlett at DMarlett@southportpolice.org or; 317-787-7595

Alright, Lauren! #SouthportSTRONG

We’re sorry to hear of another loss from Florence, SC.

Have you seen Lucky? He’s black with a white patch on his chest and paw. Chin is turning gray. 11 years old. He is missing from 7500 Madison Ave. He’s a friendly pup who’s scared of loud noises. If you’ve seen Lucky, contact 317-787-7595 /Police or, 317-698-1249 /his family

Thank you Nameless Catering Company and to the person who nominated us.

Our October article for the Southside Times: October, 2018 issue Community Safety and Preparedness - by Explorer Post 1832 of the Southport Police Department For October the Southport Explorer Post 1832 would like to remind our community about Halloween Safety for our young citizens. The following information is a composite put together from safety programs of the National Safety Council and the American Academy of Pediatrics. ​Follow these tips and have a very happy and treat filled Halloween. The Costume: Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame. Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility. Because masks can limit or block eyesight, consider non-toxic makeup and decorative hats as safer alternatives. Hats should fit properly so they don't slide over eyes. Makeup should be tested ahead of time on a small patch of skin to make sure there are no unpleasant surprises on the big day. When shopping for costumes, wigs and accessories, look for and purchase those with a label clearly indicating they are flame resistant. If a sword, cane, or stick is a part of your child's costume, make sure it is not sharp or long. A child may be easily hurt by these accessories if he stumbles or trips. Do not use decorative contact lenses. While the packaging on decorative lenses will often make claims such as "one size fits all," or "no need to see an eye specialist," using decorative contact lenses without a prescription is both dangerous and illegal. This can cause pain, inflammation, and serious eye disorders and infections, which may lead to permanent vision loss. Review with children how to call 9-1-1 (or their local emergency number) if they ever have an emergency or become lost. When buying Halloween makeup, make sure it is nontoxic and always test it in a small area first Remove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation Carving a Pumpkin: Small children should never carve pumpkins. Children can draw a face with markers. Then parents can do the cutting. Consider using a flashlight or glow stick instead of a candle to light your pumpkin. If you do use a candle, a votive candle is safest. Candlelit pumpkins should be placed on a sturdy table, away from curtains and other flammable objects, and not on a porch or any path where visitors may pass close by. They should never be left unattended. Safety at Home: To keep homes safe for visiting trick-or-treaters, parents should remove from the porch and front yard anything a child could trip over such as garden hoses, toys, bikes and lawn decorations. Parents should check outdoor lights and replace burned-out bulbs. Wet leaves or snow should be swept from sidewalks and steps. Restrain pets so they do not inadvertently jump on or bite a trick-or-treater or run away. The Trick or Treat Path: A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds. Have flashlights with fresh batteries for all children and their escorts. If your older children are going alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time when they should return home. Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat. Stay in a group and communicate where they will be going. Remember reflective tape for costumes and trick-or-treat bags. Carry a cellphone for quick communication, however, children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don't run, across the street Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk. If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic. Never cut across yards or use alleys. Teach your children to never enter a stranger’s home or vehicle. Only cross the street as a group in established crosswalks (as recognized by local custom). Never cross between parked cars or out of driveways. Don't assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing Trick-or-Treaters. Just because one car stops, doesn't mean others will! Law enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity. Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing Discourage new, inexperienced drivers from driving on Halloween Keep Halloween Healthy: A good meal prior to parties and trick-or-treating will discourage youngsters from filling up on Halloween treats. Consider purchasing non-food treats for those who visit your home, such as coloring books or pens and pencils. Wait until children are home to sort and check treats. Though tampering is rare, a responsible adult should closely examine all treats and throw away any spoiled, unwrapped or suspicious items. Try to ration treats for the days and weeks following Halloween. Check the Halloween Treats: Halloween can be tricky for children with food allergies. It's important that parents closely examine Halloween candy to avoid a potentially life-threatening reaction: Always read the ingredient label on treats. Many popular Halloween candies contain some of the most common allergens, such as peanuts or tree nuts, milk, egg, soy or wheat. If the ingredients aren't listed, arrange for a treat "exchange" with classmates or friends. Or, bag up the goodies your child can't eat because of an allergy and leave them with a note asking the "Treat Fairy" to swap them for a prize. Be aware that even if they are not listed on the ingredient label, candy is at high risk of containing trace amounts of common allergy triggers, because factories often produce many different products. Also, "fun size" or miniature candies may have different ingredients or be made on different equipment than the regular size candies, meaning that brands your child previously ate without problems could cause a reaction. Teach your child to politely turn down home-baked items such as cupcakes and brownies, and never to taste or share another child's food.

Congratulations Sergeant Harrison for receiving the Officer of the Quarter award.

Congratulations Officer Rauch on receiving the Officer of the Quarter award.

Congratulations Detective Swanson and Sergeant Harman for receiving the Life Saving Award.