Tell City Police Department

  • Agency: Tell City Police Department
  • Address: 707 Mozart St, Tell City, 47586 IN
  • Chief: Greg Hendershot (Chief of Police)
Phone: 812-547-7068
Fax: 812-548-4077

Tell City Police Department is located at 707 Mozart St, Tell City, 47586 IN. The Chief of Police of the department is Greg Hendershot. The Tell City Police Department phone number is 812-547-7068.

Tell City Police Department News

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******Public Information******* The Tell City Police Department is joining forces with the Tell City Troy Township School Corporation in an effort to enhance school bus safety awareness. Based on the recent number of accidents involving school buses, both entities are encouraging motorist to remain vigilant of school buses. This is especially important while buses are stopped to pickup or drop off children. Planning and preparation is underway to staff random buses with uniformed officers during various bus routes while children are in transit. These officers will assist the bus driver by observing for motorist who commits bus stop arm violations. Officers will relay violator information to Central Dispatch or directly to nearby patrol units. We feel this is another layer of security to protect our children. The Tell City Police would like to remind motorist to “watch for our school buses, because we are watching you.”

**Update** The service has been restored. Thanks for all the shares. **Public Information** We are aware of the outages with some mobile wireless providers affecting Perry County. We have been informed that this issue may take some time to repair. We are currently working to determine if our 911 service is compromised. Please note that a landline may be required to call 911 or a non-emergency line to Central Dispatch until further notice. Please share!

A number of TCPD Officers and Dispatchers are taking on a new look this month. As part of our second annual “No Razor Fundrazor” charity event, some staff members won’t need a razor in preparation for work. Our mission is two fold. We will grow beards, mustaches or goatees to “grow” awareness for suicide prevention. Secondly, participating staff members will personally contribute to a fund that will support a local cause this holiday season. Female staff members who participate will be afforded leniency to the standard uniform policy. Last month was National Suicide Prevention Week. Many of us feel the need to raise awareness. Help us raise awareness by placing your razor aside and find a bearded officer to pose with for a picture. We would love to share. #norazorfundrazor National Suicide Hotline I-800-273-8255

****Public Information**** On November 1, 2018, Tell City Police Detective Bryce Hammack and Sergeant Jason Shadwick identified and arrested 61 year old Teddy W. Roy of Evansville Indiana. According to victim statements, Mr. Roy reportedly committed multiple acts of theft against various residents of Perry County. The thefts consisted of cash, in which Mr. Roy reportedly committed by deception. Mr. Roy is also a suspect in a stolen vehicle report filed by a resident of Tell City on October 31, 2018. Investigators were able to recover the stolen vehicle after it was abandoned in Evansville Indiana. They later located Mr. Roy inside a motel, where he was taken into custody without incident. He was transported back to Perry County Indiana and lodged in the Perry County Detention Center. The Tell City Police were assisted by the Evansville Police Department and the Indiana State Parole. ****ALL SUSPECTS ARE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN THE COURT OF LAW

**Update 11-2-18** The subject in the photos has been identified. Thanks for all the shares. TCPD is continuing efforts to identify the individual in these photos. If anyone has been approached by this individual with conversation or transported him to any location, we ask that you contact TCPD as soon as possible. The individual may have introduced himself using the name of “Campbell” and has been known to use the alias “Shorty”. During Initiated conversations, the individual may have offered up the sale of guns. Anyone with information are asked to contact TCPD at 812-547-7068. Please share!

Please be watchful for trick or treaters along the roadways this evening. Remember to supervise little ones and consider safer alternatives to door to door trick or treating.

***PUBLIC INFORMATION*** Due to the projected weather for our area, the City of Tell City Trick or Treating has been changed to Tuesday, October 30, 2018 with hours 5pm-8pm. The safety of our children is top priority. Please share!

It was great to see a large turnout for the Witches Walk. We handed out 1,000 glow bracelets. With all the ghosts and goblins roaming the streets, we beefed up our security by adding some additional officers.

Coming Soon- We are excited to kickoff our second annual “No Razor Fundrazor” charity project in a couple weeks. Participating TCPD Officers and dispatchers will make personal contributions to an agency chosen local charity and grow beards, goatees, or mustaches through the month of November. Female staff members may also participate with the project and receive leniency to the standard uniform policy. In 2017, we were honored to support two local families during the holiday season. We look forward to paying it forward again this year. #norazorfundrazor

We are beyond grateful for the generous donation to our K9 Program from Zach Kalin and Never Enough Tattoo Shop. We truly appreciate the support.

We hope citizens consider this opportunity to assist us in keeping our community safe.

We would like to share a program we have implemented in an effort to deter crime and strengthen our service to our citizens. We recognize the prevalence of surveillance systems at local businesses and residences. We further recognize the value of surveillance systems in the event a crime would occur in your neighborhood. Often times, we develop critical information from camera systems that happened to catch images associated with a criminal act. We have activated a link on our website to allow local residents and businesses to register their camera systems with us. The entries would be maintained in our secure database and not shared with the public. Chief Lawalin feels having this database will maximize our investigations and produce quicker results. If we feel a registered system may help with an investigation, one of our detectives will contact you. Please visit the link to register your system. Thanks in advance for your assistance and support of keeping Tell City safe.

****LOST AND FOUND*** The Tell City Police Department has possession of a laptop computer that was turned in by a kind citizen. If you lost your computer and accessories please come to the department to give a detailed description and retrieve your property. Thanks again to the resident that located this lost item and turned it over to the police. Smith PIO~342

Officer Nathan Gehlhausen was selected to serve as TCPD’s newest full-time Patrol Officer. Officer Gehlhausen is a veteran of the United States Air Force. Officer Gehlhausen previously served as a TCPD Reserve Officer and Part-Time Officer and a Deputy with the Perry County Sheriff’s Office. Officer Gehlhausen starts his new assignment on October 17, 2018.

“Not all super heroes wear capes”..... some of the city’s finest stopped to visit a fellow officer who was patrolling her neighborhood. If your little one decides to trade in the cape, sword, or mask for a badge and a pair of handcuffs this Halloween, send us a pic. We would love to share a picture of the warrior.

A blast from the past with the stars of the TCPD Dispatch Center in 2002. Pictured left to right in front: Janet Hubbard, Pam Wittman, Kathey Lackey, Lela Daugherty, and Kathy Tsantis.

Sgt. Shadwick and K9 Piko enjoyed a demo today at the re-opening event for Never Enough Tattoo Shop.

Updated photo of suspect wanted for questioning in thefts. If anyone has information on the identity of this individual please contact the Tell City Police Department 812-547-7068. All information will remain confidential.

We were glad to be a part of this awesome tradition.