CHPD News

IRS Phone Scams, Facts and What to Do

The Charlestown Police Department has received several complaints from area citizens about “convincing” phone calls and phone messages from the “IRS”; in attempt to panic citizens into thinking they owe taxes to the government and are about to be arrested by local police.  THESE CALLS ARE AN ATTEMPT TO SCAM FINANCIAL INFORMATION FROM CITIZENS.   FACTS TO REMEMBER: The genuine US Government IRS agency does not collect money over the phone, and will always communicate with tax payers via mailed documents.  The recent SCAM calls, claiming to be investigators of the Internal Revenue Service; have gone so far as to claim that recent mailed documents from the IRS to you have been ignored, requiring immediate action to avoid being arrested by local police.  AGAIN THIS IS A SCAM TECHNIQUE, as such a situation would never be handled by the genuine US Government IRS agency in this manner. Anyone receiving phone…


Founders Day Celebration This Weekend

The annual Charlestown Founder’s Day Celebration will be held this weekend, Friday and Saturday, June 24th and 25th; this year at the Family Activities Center off park Street and across from the Charlestown High School, instead of on the square or in Greenway Park.  A complete list of Founders Day Celebration Events and Features is available by CLICKING HERE.  Please keep in mind there will be restricted parking areas in and around the festival area, and traffic detours will occur for events such as the 5K run/walk and Parade on Saturday morning.  Help the Charlestown Police Department keep this year’s Founder’s Day Celebration safe and family friendly by adhering to festival rules and guidelines; while also celebrating the city’s birthday!


Welcome to the New Charlestown Police On-Line

The Charlestown Police Department (CHPD) is comprised of sixteen full time academy certified Indiana Police Officers, including the Chief, School Resource Officer, and Detectives.  The CHPD is supplemented with fifteen certified and trained Reserve Police Officers which enable enhancement of various services provided to the community.  The Charlestown Police Department proudly serves the growing community of Charlestown, located in the south central Indiana county of Clark, with a current estimated population of 8,500+. The Charlestown Police Department headquarters is located at 701 Main Street, in Charlestown, Indiana 47111; and can be contacted via our NON-EMERGENCY phone line at 812-256-6345. CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS TO OUR FACILITY.