Articles by Chuck Ledbetter

CHPD Accepting Applications for Full Time Police Officer

The Charlestown Police Department is accepting applications for full time Police Officer beginning January 11, 2021.  Application packets can be obtained anytime from the lobby of the Charlestown Police Department, located at 703 Main Street, Charlestown Indiana; but must be completed and returned as directed no later than 4:00 p.m. (ET), Friday, February 12th, 2021.  The application process shall include; but not be limited to, a physical fitness evaluation, a background investigation, a written exam, and formal interviews.  Applicants must be able to qualify for the appropriate Indiana Public Employee Retirement and Disability membership fund as outlined at https://www.in.gov/inprs/policeandfirefighters.htm.  Questions regarding this application process can be directed to Major Brion Gilbert, Assistant Chief of Police at 812-256-6345 ext. 103 or bgilbert@ctownpd.com.


Have a Happy and Safe New Year

The women and men of the Charlestown Police Department wish everyone a very Happy New Year; with sincere hopes that everyone has a fun but safe New Years Eve this evening.  Those who are venturing away from their homes, please remember to have a designated plan for not driving while impaired on any substance.  CHPD, along with most first responders nationwide, wants to have a quiet and uneventful evening / night; and no one wants anyone hurt or worse.  It is truly no fun having to inform the loved ones of a family members tragic death; especially on a holiday and due to a senseless act such a intoxicated driving.  Happy New Year everyone!


XP: 1625 Market Street

Resident are sick and in the hospital. Requested XP. People will be there from time to time. Its the house right behind the storage units.


CHPD Launches Mobile App

The Charlestown Police Department, in an effort to further increase connectivity with the residents of the City of Charlestown, recently launched a free mobile app for both iOS and Android smartphones.  CLICK HERE to find it now in your app store. Features of the new CHPD Mobile app include: The ability to receive push notifications of important local information directly on your smartphone; Simple and easy to use contact links for reporting crime and contacting CHPD officers (in Charlestown, Indiana). Directions and information on Department services such as obtaining report copies, vehicle inspections, handgun permits, background checks, vacation checks, property release, etc. Resources for local interests including crime prevention tips, Neighborhood Watch updates, Crime Mapping, and much more. You can find the new CHPD app in the Apple Store or Google Play Store by searching Charlestown Police Department; or simply navigate to www.ctownpd.com/APP on your smartphone.


CHPD Lobby Access Restricted….Options Announced

Due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 Health Crisis, the Charlestown Police Department is restricting access to our front lobby, effectively immediately. The department continues to pursue ways to balance providing efficient services to the community; while also minimizing exposure risk to personnel and virus community spread. The department has increased the number of officers on-duty and patrolling throughout the city every day, around the clock. However, while this public health crisis is underway, visitors to our department should expect to find our lobby locked and signage providing direction on how to receive services posted. So you know what to expect, and possibly save you a wasted trip to our facility; the following options can be used by the community while our lobby is restricted. – Anyone with an EMERGENCY; as always should CALL 911 for immediate assistance. – Non-emergency contact with an officer can be arranged by leaving a return…