Chandler Police Department

  • Agency: Chandler Police Department
  • Address: 417 E Jefferson Ave, Chandler, 47610 IN
  • Chief: Ronnie Walker (Chief of police)

Chandler Police Department is located at 417 E Jefferson Ave, Chandler, 47610 IN. The Chief of police of the department is Ronnie Walker. The Chandler Police Department phone number is 812-925-6898.

Chandler Police Department News

🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃 OFFICIAL TRICK-OR-TREATING HOURS For the Town of Chandler will be: Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 from 4pm-8pm This change is due to concerns over the weather. Everyone have fun and be safe!

Mark your calendar for a fun day in Chandler. Thanks to the Chandler Lions Club for their work they do putting on this event.

The Chandler Police Department requests your assistance in helping to identify the person pictured below. This person is a suspect in a theft from a local business. Your help is greatly appreciated!

What is National Night Out? Check out this video!

With summer now in full swing, the Chandler Police Department would like to remind parents and their children of the state curfew laws. It is a curfew violation for any child between the ages of 15 and 17 years old to be in a public place between the hours of 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. It is a curfew violation for any child between the ages of 15 and 17 years old to be in a public place between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. on every other day. It is a curfew violation for any child less than 15 years old to be in a public place between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. on any day. There are allowable exceptions...Please refer to the Indiana Criminal Code 31-37-3-2, 31-37-3-3, and 31-37-3-3.5 for further information regarding this law. The Town of Chandler also manages curfew violations under local ordinances via the Chandler Town Code §130.01 - §130.06. Parents who knowingly allow their children to commit curfew violations could be fined $50 for the first offense and up to $500 for a third or subsequent offense.

With the departure of Justin Altstadt from the Chandler police. We want to welcome Jason Littrell to the department. Jason has been a long time member of the reserve unit for the Warrick County Sheriff’s Office. Please welcome Jason. He will be a good officer for the town. Jason will officially start on the 27th of June.

Chandler Police are looking to identify this person trying to get into cars in Chandler last night. Call Chandler Police if you may know who this is. Thanks for your help.

Weather may be a problem early tomorrow morning as you commute to and from work. Leave early and drive slower. Make sure your windows are clear. Keep a distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. Be safe

We been getting some calls about the Chandler Race Track running cars last night late. The answer to how long can they run cars is as follows. 10:00am to 10:00pm Monday through Thursdays then on Fridays & Saturdays 11am to 12am. And Sundays 11am to 11pm. The race track is not in the town. You can call the Warrick County Area Board of Zoning Appeals office at 897-6160. They need complaints filled before they can do anything. I will have forms at the police department and will have officers bring them to you if needed as soon as I get the forms. For a complaint form call dispatch at 897-1200 and ask for a Chandler Officer to bring you a form. Thanks Chandler Police Chief Robert L. Irvin

Town of Chandler Abandoned Vehicle Ordinance Introduction Abandoned vehicles pose a threat to public health and safety. Indiana state law (I.C. 9-22-1) and the municipal code for the Town of Chandler (chapter 92) allow the Town to remove abandoned vehicles. This memorandum outlines the process and procedure for removal. Removal with a Property Owner’s Consent to Tow If a vehicle has been on private property for more than 48 hours without the property owner’s consent, or a citizen will attest that the vehicle has not moved for 21 days, then the property owner or attesting citizen should notify the Town for proper removal. The Chandler Police Department will attach in a prominent place a notice tag containing the following information: (1) The date, time, officer's name, and address and telephone number of the Chandler Police Department to contact for information. (2) That the vehicle or parts are considered abandoned. (3) That the vehicle or parts will be removed after: (A) twenty-four (24) hours, if the vehicle is located on or within the right-of-way of an interstate highway or any highway that is designated as part of the state highway system; or (B) seventy-two (72) hours, for any other vehicle. (4) That the person who owns the vehicle will be held responsible for all costs incidental to the removal, storage, and disposal of the vehicle. (5) That the person who owns the vehicle may avoid costs by removal of the vehicle or parts within: (A) twenty-four (24) hours, if the vehicle is located on or within the right-of-way of an interstate highway or any highway that is designated as part of the state highway system; or (B) seventy-two (72) hours, for any other vehicle. Removal without a Property Owner’s Consent to Tow Under the Indiana abandoned vehicle statute, a vehicle more than three model years old, mechanically inoperable, and left on the property continuously in a location visible from public property for 20 days can be removed from the property without the owner's consent. The Chandler Police Department (“CPD”) enforces this process. Step 1: Initial inspection and documentation by the CPD. Step 2: CPD makes a reasonable effort to identify the owner. I would recommend the CPD develops a brief checklist of websites and agencies to try and find the owner (DMV, etc.), and then check all of those boxes with each vehicle. Step 3: An officer tags the vehicle with the following information: • The date, time, officer's name, and CPD address and telephone number to contact for information. • That the vehicle or parts are considered abandoned. • That the vehicle or parts will be removed after seventy-two (72) hours. • That the person who owns the vehicle will be held responsible for all costs incidental to the removal, storage, and disposal of the vehicle. • That the person who owns the vehicle may avoid costs by removal of the vehicle or parts within seventy-two (72) hours. Step 4: If the vehicle is still present 72 hours after the tagging, the CPD can refer it for tow. (Some communities wait 20 days to ensure they can prove the vehicle is abandoned, but if you’re confident based on prior inspections and reports that it is abandoned and has sat in public view for 20 days, you merely need to wait 72 hours after the tagging.) Step 5: Within seventy-two (72) hours after removal of an abandoned vehicle to a storage yard or towing service, the CPD should conduct a search of national data bases, including a data base of vehicle identification numbers, to attempt to obtain the last state of record of the vehicle in order to attempt to ascertain the name and address of the person who owns or holds a lien on the vehicle. The CPD should search the title records of the Indiana State Bureau of Motor Vehicles to identify both the owner and any lien holders connected to the vehicle. All parties involved should be notified by letter, informing them that the Town has current possession of the vehicle and the proper procedures required to re-gain possession before it’s sold at auction. To claim their vehicle, the owner must supply proof of ownership (the Title) and photo identification, pay a processing charge of $?, a towing charge of $?, storage fees of $? per day, and pay any impounding fees if applicable. In addition to the towing and storage fees listed above, keeping an abandoned vehicle on private property is a violation (see CMC section 92.99) which can carry a fine of $50 for the first violation in any 12 month period; a civil penalty of $100 for the second violation during any 12-month period; and a civil penalty of $250 for the third and subsequent violations during any 12-month period. Each day a violation exists is considered a separate violation. If the vehicle is a junk vehicle and the market value of it and its parts is less than one thousand dollars ($1,000), the towing service can immediately transfer the vehicle to a storage yard. A copy of the abandoned vehicle report and photographs, if applicable, relating to the abandoned vehicle should be provided to the storage yard. The towing service or the storage yard may dispose of the abandoned vehicle after thirty (30) days after the vehicle’s removal. If in the opinion of the CPD the market value of the abandoned vehicle or parts is at least one thousand dollars ($1,000), the Town may sell the vehicle through one of two methods: 1. The Town may sell the vehicle or parts to the highest bidder at a public sale. Notice of the sale shall be given under IC 5-3-1, except that only one (1) newspaper insertion one (1) week before the public sale is required. 2. The Town may sell the vehicle or part as unclaimed property under IC 36-1-11. The twenty (20) day period for the property to remain unclaimed is sufficient for a sale under this subdivision. If the Town sells the vehicle, the owner is not responsible for storage fees. If the Town sells the vehicle, and proceeds from the sale of the vehicle covered the removal, towing, and storage expenses, any remaining proceeds from the sale of the vehicle shall be returned to the previous owner if that owner is known. The CPD should retain the original records and photographs of the abandoned vehicle for at least two (2) years. Abandoned Vehicle Fund The Town has an abandoned vehicle fund that it should use to fund the costs for administering this process, including removal and storage of abandoned vehicles or parts. Proceeds from the sale of abandoned vehicles or parts should be deposited in the Town’s abandoned vehicle fund. Money remaining in the fund at the end of the year remains in the fund and does not revert to the general fund. However, if it chooses, the Town may transfer money from the fund. The enforcement will start in August of 2017. Some people will be receive a copy of this ordinance in your door you let you know we are looking at vehicles around your property.

New Chandler Fireworks Ordinance in effect for July 4, 2017 On 7/3/2017 The Town of Chandler adopted ordinance 2017-03 creating section 90.05 of the code of ordinances. Consumer Fireworks may only be used, ignited, or discharged in the Town limits during the following times: Between 5pm-12am (midnight) on June 29th - July 9th. Between 10am-12am (midnight) July 4th. Between 10am December 31 until 1am on January 1. No discharge of consumer fireworks on any street in town, any public park, or public area. The full text of the ordinance is below ----------- TOWN OF CHANDLER ORDINANCE NUMBER 2017-03 AN ORDINANCE CREATING SECTION 90.05 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES WHEREAS, the Town of Chandler, Indiana (“Town”), recognizes and strongly supports the American tradition of permitting the use of fireworks during Independence Day celebrations and other holidays; WHEREAS, the Town believes that fireworks should remain permissible on certain dates and times; WHEREAS, certain restrictions on fireworks serve a substantial, legitimate, and nondiscriminatory Town function of protecting the public peace, health, and safety; WHEREAS, Indiana law currently provides that municipalities may not adopt an ordinance reducing the number of days that consumer fireworks may be used for Independence Day celebrations pursuant to Ind. Code 22-11-14-10.5(c)(3); and WHEREAS, the Town desires to restrict when fireworks may be set off in order to promote public peace, health, and safety. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, by the Town of Chandler, Indiana, as follows: Section 1. Addition of Section 90.05. Section 90.05 of the Chandler Code of Ordinances is hereby created by inserting the following: § 90.05 FIREWORKS Consumer fireworks may be used within the corporate limits of the Town of Chandler only under the provisions of this section. (A) For the purposes of this section, the term “consumer fireworks” means a small firework that is designed primarily to produce visible effects by combustion, and that is required to comply with the construction, chemical composition, and labeling regulations promulgated by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission under 16 CFR 1507. The term also includes some small devices designed to produce an audible effect, such as whistling devices, ground devices containing 50 milligrams or less of explosive composition, and aerial devices containing 130 milligrams or less of explosive composition. Propelling or expelling charges consisting of a mixture of charcoal, sulfur, and potassium nitrate are not considered as designed to produce an audible effect. Consumer fireworks: (1) Include: (a) aerial devices, which include sky rockets, missile type rockets, helicopter or aerial spinners, roman candles, mines, and shells; (b) ground audible devices, which include firecrackers, salutes, and chasers; and (c) firework devices containing combinations of the effects described in subsections (A)(1)(a) and (A)(1)(b) of this section; and (2) Do not include the following items: (a) Dipped sticks or wire sparklers. However, total pyrotechnic composition may not exceed 100 grams per item. Devices containing chlorate or perchlorate salts may not exceed five grams in total composition per item. (b) Cylindrical fountains. (c) Cone fountains. (d) Illuminating torches. (e) Wheels. (f) Ground spinners. (g) Flitter sparklers. (h) Snakes or glow worms. (i) Trick noisemakers, which include: A. Party poppers. B. Booby traps. C. Snappers. D. Trick matches. (j) Cigarette loads. (k) Auto burglar alarms. (B) No person shall use, ignite or discharge consumer fireworks within the corporate limits of the Town of Chandler except during the following times: (1) Between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight on June 29th, June 30th, July 1st, July 2nd, July 3rd, July 5th, July 6th, July 7th, July 8th, and July 9th; and (2) Between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight on July 4th; and (3) Between the hours of 10:00 a.m. on December 31 and 1:00 a.m. on January 1. (C) No person may use, ignite, or discharge consumer fireworks on any public street or in any public park or public area within the corporate limits of the Town of Chandler at any time. (D) No person may use, ignite, or discharge consumer fireworks in a manner which causes them to land upon property owned or occupied by another person. (E) No person may use, ignite, or discharge consumer fireworks within the corporate limits of the Town of Chandler during any day on which a burn ban has been issued by state or local authorities. (F) This section shall not apply to supervised public fireworks displays which have been properly permitted and approved by the State of Indiana or by the Town Council of Chandler, Indiana.

State St in Chandler at Thorp lane is closed again because of another large tree. Traffic diverted at Oak St. And Greenwood Rd. Please stay out out area while crews try to clean the area up. Thanks CPD

The Police Department's Guide to Safe Driving! Check it out! Pssst - There's a section titled "What You Can do to Increase Your Odds of Receiving a Warning — Instead of a Ticket." Might be worth checking out. https://www.defensivedriving.org/the-police-department-guide-to-safe-driving/

Please avoid the following roads due to rising water. Heim Road West of Mallard Circle, Inderrieden Road North of Green Valley Drive, and Farley Road. Water varies from a few inches to several feet. These levels will change as we continue to get more rain. It only takes a few inches of water to sweep your vehicle off the roadway.

Please welcome 40 years of serving the people of Warrick County to protecting and serving to people of Chandler Indiana. Marvin Heilman has become the Asst. Chief of the Chandler police department.