CHPD Operation Business Check Expands

For several decades, the Charlestown Police Department has maintained an organized program of performing security checks of businesses inside the city and their associated properties after hours; and especially during the early morning (higher property crime instance) time periods.  The program, called Operation Business Check-of which several Charlestown businesses are already familiar with, provides department patrol officers with vital security and contact information about registered businesses; which greatly assists officers when finding or responding to a problem. A brand NEW facet of Operation Business Check is receiving timely business crime and security alerts, notifications, and information via email; designed to keep Charlestown businesses informed of local crime trends and information to help employees prevent becoming a victim. Simply complete the CONFIDENTIAL ON-LINE REGISTRATION FORM to add, update and/or renew your business’s participation in Charlestown Police Department’s Operation Business Check.  Whether your Charlestown Business has a physical store front or not, registration…

Free Crisis Text Line 741-741

If you find yourself stressed, depressed, lonely or sad……the Crisis Text line is free, confidential, and might help.  Being in crisis, doesn’t just mean possibly being suicidal; it’s any painful emotion for which you need support.   Text “Connect” to 741-741 and a trained crisis counselor will text with you about anything on your mind; completely free, confidential, nationwide and available anytime of the day or week.  Over 90% of text requests are answered within five minutes, and texting fees are waived by AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile…..and will not appear on your bill.  Life is tough sometimes, try a different perspective by trained counselor who only want to help you, during a personal crisis.  This is a public service message provided through the Charlestown Police Department, by Life Springs Health Services.  For more information, visit or call 812-280-2080.

Security Reminder-Auto Theft Increase

The Southern Indiana area law enforcement, over the past two months and especially during the past two weeks, has noted an unusually high increase in vehicle thefts.  Please take an extra moment when leaving your vehicles unattended:  ensuring that all doors and hatches are closed and LOCKED, that a SPARE KEY is not readily accessible inside, ALARMS are set (if equipped), and parked under as much LIGHTING as possible to help deter thieves. Additionally, it is a great idea to have a copy of your vehicle’s insurance card accessible away from the vehicle (such as a snap shot picture of it saved in your cell phone).  Taking simple steps to protect your property from crime go a long way in the end, and are proven to deter and prevent becoming a victim. For more crime prevention tips, including personal safety, home security, small business, and bike safety; visit the Charlestown…

Free HIV and HEP C Testing Available

Foundations Family Medicine and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation are providing free HIV and Hepatitis C testing every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, between noon and 3:00 pm, at the rear entrance of the Clark County Courthouse.  The Courthouse is located at 501 East Court Avenue, in Jeffersonville, Indiana.  For more information regarding this service, available at no charge to anyone in the Clark County community, contact Staci Mullins at 812-608-2269, Jill Hough at 812-820-5500, or Theresa Bromm at 812-820-6245.

CHPD Accepting Applications for Full Time & Reserve Positions

The Charlestown Police Department is currently accepting applications for full-time and reserve Police Officers. Application packets can be obtained anytime at the Charlestown Police Department, located at 701 Main Street, Charlestown Indiana. The application deadline is 7:00 p.m., Monday, April 16th, 2018. Any questions can be directed to Major Tim Wolff, Assistant Chief of Police at 812-256-6345 ext. 103 or