Santa Claus Police Department

  • Agency: Santa Claus Police Department
  • Address: 90 N. Holiday Blvd, Santa Claus, 47579 IN
  • Chief: Joey Brown (Chief of Police)
Phone: (812)937-2340
Fax: (812)937-3762

Santa Claus Police Department is located at 90 N. Holiday Blvd, Santa Claus, 47579 IN. The Chief of Police of the department is Joey Brown. The Santa Claus Police Department phone number is (812)937-2340.

Santa Claus Police Department News

There is a new three way stop in town, Ashburn and Louis J Koch Blvd. is now a three way stop so please share with all your friends in town. Have a great day and be safe out there. Santa Claus Police.

Gage L. Nelson, 20, of Santa Claus, was sentenced on Friday, October 20 in the Spencer Circuit Court for two counts of child molesting as Level 3 felonies and one count of child solicitation as a Level 5 felony. Spencer Circuit Court Judge Jon Dartt handed down the sentence after accepting the terms of a plea agreement entered into by Nelson with the Spencer County Prosecutor’s Office. The Santa Claus Police Department and Spencer County Department of Child Services began an investigation in December 2015 after receiving information that Nelson, who was 18 years old at the time, had inappropriate sexual contact with an 11 year-old girl. During the course of the investigation, Santa Claus Marshals Matt Keller and James Faulkenburg discovered that Nelson had also had an inappropriate relationship with another 13 year-old female and had solicited another 13 year-old female for sex. Spencer County Prosecuting Attorney, Dan Wilkinson, filed for an arrest warrant for Nelson on May 13, 2016 and Nelson was arrested and transported to the Spencer County Law Enforcement Center that same day. Nelson has been held at the Spencer County Law Enforcement Center on $20,000 cash bond since that time. Nelson entered into a plea agreement regarding the charges on September 1 and entered guilty pleas to two counts of child molesting as Level 3 felonies and to one count of child solicitation as a Level 5 felony. Pursuant to the agreement accepted by the Court, Nelson was sentenced to 16 years to the Indiana Department of Correction with 10 years of the sentence to be executed and 6 years to be suspended. Upon release from the Department of Correction, Nelson will be required to register as a sex offender for life and will be subject to very strict special probation conditions for adult sex offenders. Following the sentencing on October 20, Spencer County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Wilkinson said, “This is an example of our local protocol and multi-disciplinary team for child abuse investigations working as designed. A report was made to the Department of Child Services, our multi-disciplinary team met and conducted a forensic interview at our designated interview location, law enforcement performed follow-up investigation and an arrest warrant was ultimately issued. Thanks to the following of the protocol as well as the strength and perseverance of the victims who cooperated in the prosecution, the Defendant in this case will spend years in jail and prison followed by intensive supervision and registration requirements after his release.” The public is encouraged to report suspected child abuse or neglect by calling the Indiana Department of Child Services at (800) 800-5556 or local law enforcement. Anyone with information regarding criminal activity of any kind may leave a tip anonymously through the Spencer County Crime Tip Line at (800) 615-6088 or online at

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We here at the department have been busy getting ready for the Holiday rush. We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Holiday and please be safe if you are traveling this Holiday season.

Good morning, Hope everyone has a great day be safe and Happy Valentine's Day.

Santa Claus Police Department hopes everyone had a great holiday season. Its a new Year (2017) lets make it a great one.

The Holidays are approaching fast, the Santa Claus Police Department would like to wish everyone a safe and wonderful holiday season this year.

Good morning everyone; hope everyone has a great day, i would like to start the morning with a couple of quotes. SUCCESS; It is not the position where you are standing, but which direction you are going" - Oliver Wendell Holmes. LIFE; is to short to wake up in the morning with regrets so, love the people who treat you right and forget about the ones who dont. And believe that everything happens for a reason if you get a chance - take it. if it changes your life - let it. Nobody said that it would be easy... they just promised it would be worth it. - Unknown-

On 12-3-2016 Officer Klem was sent by Spencer County Dispatch to the Circle "S" in Santa Claus in reference to two male subjects acting suspicious. Officer Klem made contact with one of the subjects who he discovered through Dispatch had a warrant. Officer Klem then disovered that the subject was in possession of methamphetamine, marijuana, hydrocodone and a glass smoking device. The subject was taken into custody and transported to Spencer County Jail. Officer Klem was assisted by Spencer County Sheriff's Department.

On 12-6-2016 while on patrol in Santa Claus Officer Faulkenburg observed a vehicle with two male subjects in it not wearing there seatbelts, also the plate on the vehicle returned to a different vehicle. After stopping the vehicle for the violations and making contact with the driver Officer Faulkenburg could smell an odor of marijuana. During the investigation it was discovered that the driver was in possession of methamphetmine, marijuana and syringe. The subject was taken into custody and transported to Spencer County Jail. Officer Faulkenburg was assisted by Chief Brown and Officer Klem of the Santa Claus Police Department.

Good morning; I hope everyone has great friday and a safe weekend.

Its Friday; Christmas Lake Village will be having there annual yard sale tomorrow gates open at 7:00 am central. Remember there will be a lot of people out driving and walking around. The roads will be busy drive safe and have a great weekend, and we hope you find all the good deals. everyone have a safe weekend. Santa Claus Police.

Santa Claus Police Department is looking for some help; Our Department has purchased a new White police car.The car will be a Dodge Charger, what we are looking for are some ideas on decals for the new car, the current decals we have on our vehicles will not fit the Charger, so we would like to change the look and would like some ideas from the public. We realize we live in Santa Claus but we maintain a professional department and need a professional look. Please no Santa's or Elve's:)