CHPD News

CHPD, NCOC & Jay C Team Up for 1st Annual “Fill the Fleet” Campaign

The North Clark Outreach Center or NCOC (located in Charlestown), is a non-profit food bank who proudly serves numerous needy families in northern Clark County. This year, NCOC is teaming up with the Charlestown Police Department and the Charlestown Jay C Store in their first annual “Fill the Fleet” food donation charity event that will be held at the Charlestown Jay C Food Store (located at 9501 County Road 403) on Saturday & Sunday, December 1st. & 2nd. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both NCOC & CHPD Officers have a goal to fill up one of their patrol cars on-site with as many non-perishable food donations as possible before delivering them to the Charlestown NCOC in order to serve our communities most needy families at the holidays. If you would like to donate to this wonderful cause you can leave a non-perishable food donation with the staff at the…


Happy Thanksgiving from CHPD

The men and women members of the Charlestown Police Department wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving; with hopes that everyone will take a moment and reflect on what they are thankful for, regardless of the current situation.  “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough”.   William Arthur Ward


Cold Weather Auto Theft Alert

The cold temperatures have settled in to our area; and already some have fallen victim to thieves targeting running cars left unattended.  Yes, even while parked in the driveway of your home and in front of the front door. “Each year dozens of vehicles are stolen in Clark County, some of those in Charlestown, when the weather turns cold and the opportunity of a unlocked vehicle running is exactly how thieves get what they’re looking for”, reminds Chief Keith McDonald, of the Charlestown Police Department. “The vast majority of these car thieves don’t have to smash windows, or anything difficult….just walk up to a car, open the car door, hop in, and drive away,” Chief McDonald explained. In an effort to reduce the number of these types of vehicle thefts, officers will drive around targeted areas to look not only for potential thieves, but victims as well.  Part of the…


Hammond Sworn-in to CHPD Full-Time Force

The City of Charlestown Board of Public Works met Monday morning and approved the hiring of Joshua Hammond; as Charlestown’s newest full time police officer.  Hammond fills the full time officer vacancy recently created when Detective Chuck Ledbetter retired.  Hammond was presented to the Board by Chief Keith McDonald and sworn in by Mayor Bob Hall (shown in the adjacent photo) during Monday’s meeting. Hammond has deep roots in Charlestown, as he was born and raised in Charlestown, graduated from Charlestown High School in 2011, and has the vast majority of his family still living in Charlestown.  Law Enforcement is nothing new to Hammond or his family, as his grandfather, Roger Oliver (who was also in attendance for Joshua’s swearing-in); served many years as a Charlestown Police Department Reserve Officer in the 1980’s.  Hammond served over two years as a Reserve Officer with the Clark County Sheriff Department before being hired…


Charlestown Trick or Treat Moved to Tuesday

Due to the forecast of heavy rain for this Wednesday evening, and a general concern for the health and safety of our children, the City of Charlestown has moved Charlestown’s Halloween Trick or Treat festivities; including Trunk or Treat on the Square and Citywide door-to-door trick or treating, to Tuesday, October 30th, 2018, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.