Winchester Police Department

  • Agency: Winchester Police Department
  • Address: 113 E Washington St, Winchester, 47394 IN
  • Chief: Mike Burk (Chief of Police)
Phone: (765) 584-6845
Fax: (765) 584-3730

Winchester Police Department is located at 113 E Washington St, Winchester, 47394 IN. The Chief of Police of the department is Mike Burk. The Winchester Police Department phone number is (765) 584-6845.

Winchester Police Department News

The Winchester Police Department will be accepting applications from October 24th, 2018 to November 9th, 2018. The applications will be used to establish an eligibility list for the hiring of a full time police officer for the city of Winchester, IN. Applications may be obtained in person by the applicant at 113 E. Washington St. Winchester, IN between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM or on-line at An Indiana Law Enforcement Academy certification is desired, but not required to apply. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid Indiana driver’s license, have no felony or domestic violence convictions and be able to pass a physical fitness exam and drug screen. Training, uniforms and equipment provided. Benefits include (but not limited to): Medical, dental and vison insurance, clothing allowance, longevity pay, take home car program, incentive pay for special training, holiday/personal & vacation pay, overtime opportunities.

The Winchester Police Department would like to thank this wonderful community. Neighbors, friends and family came out today to assist with a search of a 14 year old with developmental issues. It is truly amazing to see the help offered at a moments notice! Great job Winchester!! We would also like to thank: Winchester Fire Department, Randolph County Sheriff's Department, Randolph County Dispatch, White River Fire Department, Department of Family Services, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Department of Home Land Security/ EMA, Winchester Street Department, and various other departments through out our area offering support. The child was located safe and healthy.

FOUND SAFE! THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP! ******ALERT****** *MISSING AUTISTIC CHILD* Rebecca "Becca" Perreira age 14. 5'3" Brown hair/ Brown eyes. Last seen the area of S. Wall St and W. Orange St, Winchester, early morning hours of Oct 22, 2018. If located please contact Police Dispatch (765)584-1721.

A huge thank you to all our sponsors, door prize donors and especially to those who came out and played in our disc golf tournament. Congratulations to 1st place Justin and Adam, 2nd place Tim and Cody Yost, and 3rd place Cameron and Brent. It was a good tournament and we all had a fun time with everyone!

Sgt. Brandon Barndollar and Sgt. Austin Highlen hd the opportunity to train with K9 handlers from around the world and meet this incredible young man. He makes visits to police officers just to thank them for their service! #idonutneedareasontothankacop

Ladies and gentleman please if you need to report an offense or something urgent please call dispatch at 765-584-1721 or for emergencies call 911. If you leave an officer a voicemail at the police department he or she may not receive the voicemail for some time if they are on their days off or vacation. Thank you and everyone stay safe!

Please join us on May 30th 2018, in wishing Chief Richie Tucker a happy retirement. The event will be held at the Beeson Clubhouse and open to the public from 5-7 pm. Refreshments will be available. We look forward to hearing stories of Chief Tucker throughout the years!

Thoughts and prayer to Terre Haute PD and most of all to the family of the deceased fallen officer! RIP brother we will take the watch from here!

Officer Highlen receiving Life Saving Award

Congratulate K-9 Officer Austin Highlen for receiving the Life Saving award through the Police Hall Of Fame. On February 23rd, 2018 Officer Austin Highlen responded to a residence where he located a Male subject not breathing and no pulse. Officer Highlen begin performing CPR and due to his efforts the man's life was saved. Chief Gary Moore of the Winchester Fire Department stated without Officer's Highlen's quick response and starting CPR before their arrival the man may not have survived.

WINCHESTER POLICE NOW HIRING Full-Time Patrol Officer April 23rd, - May 15th, 2018 5:00 pm Applications may be picked up at the secretary’s office located in the main hall. • Must be 21 years of age by acceptance to Indiana Law Enforcement academy • Must be accepted by pension prior to 36th birthday • Able to pass application process • Able to successfully pass physical agility test • Must reside in Randolph County or neighboring county in Indiana • Must have valid Indiana driver’s license • Must pass interviews • Must submit to a Voice Stress Test Disqualifications • Incomplete applications • Any felony arrest or convictions • Any domestic violence arrest or convictions • Any past drug use within 5 years • Any past marijuana use within 2 years • Any past theft arrest or convictions

Retirement Notice April 5, 2018 To: City of Winchester From: Chief Richie Tucker I wanted to officially document my notice of retirement. I will be retiring this June, 2018. My official last day of work will be May 31st 2018; It has been an honor working for the City of Winchester in many capacities such as, Patrolman, Sergeant, Deputy Chief and now Chief of Police. During my 25 years as a Law Enforcement Officer for the city of Winchester I have accomplished many goals, and served a lot of wonderful people in the City of Winchester and Randolph County. I will miss all of you and am excited to start the next chapter in my life. Deputy Chief Jon Reed will be taking my place as Chief of Police on June 1st, 2018. He will continue to work diligently on stopping drug abuse and all crimes that affect our wonderful community. Please offer him the same respect and support you have shown me over the years. I am very proud of every Winchester Police Officer and know the community should be as well. Sincerely; Richie Tucker, Chief of Police

Please share and get the word out for a good cause. The camp is a great event ran by donations for All Randolph county children ages 11-15!

See some of our available dogs at the Winchester Randolph County Animal Shelter, or go to to see them and help them find their forever homes. We have some wonderful pets waiting to come home with you.

We’ve got it from here Brother. Prayers for Boone County Indiana and everyone’s families. WINCHESTER INDIANA POLICE DEPARTMENT

Winchester Police sends prayers and thoughts to the deputy and his family as well as the deputies and families of the Boone County Sheriffs dept. one of our brothers, a deputy of Boone County was shot today. Last known consociational was critical. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers!

PRESS RELEASE On February 22nd, 2018, Officers of the Winchester Police Department were requested to respond to 930 E. Greenville Pike, Aldi’s Foods, for a suspicious vehicle that had alarmed employees. Upon arrival of Sergeant Brandon Barndollar and Officer Brandon Martin, one of the occupants was identified as Todd Pearson, 52, of Winchester. During the investigation, Officer Brandon Martin located a 35mm film container on Pearsons’s person that was found to contain a prescription pill and a plastic baggy that contained a white crystal rock like material later identified as Methamphetamine. A search of the vehicle turned up further illegal items such as more pills and a glass smoking pipe with drug residue in it. Pearson was then arrested and transported to the Randolph County jail by Officer Erick Davis. During transport to the jail, Pearson attempted to escape from the police car and had to be re secured and transported to the jail by another vehicle. Once at the jail, Pearson was found to be in possession of Fentnyl on his person, and then began to resist jail staff before needing to be physically restrained. Todd Pearson was left in the custody of the Randolph County jail staff and was charged with: -Possession of methamphetamine F5 felony -Possession of a narcotic Drug F6 felony -Trafficking with an inmate F6 Felony -Maintaining a common Nuisance F6 Felony -Resisting Law Enforcement A Misdemeanor -Possession of Schedule 4 Controlled substance A Misdemeanor -Possession of Schedule 2 Controlled substance A Misdemeanor -Possession of Drug Paraphernalia A Misdemeanor

PRESS RELEASE On Tuesday February 27, 2018 at approximately 9:21 am Officer Mark Anderson responded to the 500 block of Heather Park Apartments in reference to a Domestic / Battery. When Officer Anderson arrived he found the victim to have injury to her left eye from being punched by Ralph David Mills age 33 of Winchester during a domestic just moments before. Mr. Mills had left the scene, and once Officer Anderson cleared the scene he located Mr. Mills walking through the 600 Block of Heather Park Apartments parking lot. Mr. Mills was placed under arrest and during the pat-down, Officer Anderson located a large plastic baggy containing 6 individual baggies containing Marijuana. Once at the Randolph County Jail, Jail staff located a small plastic bag on Mr. Mills person which he stated was Crystal Methamphetamine which was field tested with a positive result for Methamphetamine. Mr. Mills is charged on preliminary charges of. Domestic Violence causing injury Level 6 felony Possession of Marijuana Class A Misdemeanor (Level 6 with prior conviction) Possession of Methamphetamine Level 5 felony (Within 500 ft. of School and Public Park Class 4 felony)

Congratulations lady Falcon basketball! State bound!

Prayers for the victims, families, First responders, and the community of Parkland Florida

II was asked to be one of the Judges for the Store Front contest to Support the Lady Falcons going to Semi-State . What an honor, I felt all the participants done an awesome job and everyone derserves to be recognized. Chief Richie Tucker