CHPD Announces Implementation of Crime Mapping for the Community

The Charlestown Police Department has teamed up with to provide a daily interactive summary of the most serious crimes reported within Charlestown, Indiana.  Like in hundreds of communities across the country, is helping keep communities informed of what types of criminal activity are being reported in their neighborhoods.  Simply by logging on to; residents can immediately see a street map of Charlestown with the last seven days of the listed crimes reported to CHPD; then easily change the date range through 90 days of records.  All crime data is extracted daily from our department’s record management software and checked for accuracy automatically; and crime data seen on the map can also easily be converted to a report list or chart view, with the click of your computer mouse. Additionally, citizens can also use the CHPD Crime Mapping platform to receive automatic email alerts; which provide information about crimes…

Cold Weather Preparedness and Prevention Suggestions

The National Weather Service is monitoring some very cold artic air approaching from the north; possibly causing temperatures to drop into single digit nightime lows during the first part of next week. Temperatures could remain very low for at least two to three days, and is currently being billed as the coldest air in the area since January 2019. That being said, City of Charlestown officials would like to take the opportunity to offer some extreme cold weather planning and preventative measures; not only as a reminder, but also to help reduce any impacts from severe weather this time of the year. Here are a list of suggestions for extreme winter weather planning and hazard prevention: -Electricity, heating, communication, food/water and medications are essential; have a back up plan and act immediately if any of these become unreliable. -Check on elderly friends, family and neighbors (especially those living alone); while…

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!

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 on your smartphone.

Line of Duty Death of Detective Sergeant TeJuan Johnson

It is with great sadness that the Charlestown Police Department announces the death of its own Detective Sergeant TeJuan Johnson from complications due to Covid 19.  Sergeant Johnson is a 13 year veteran of the department.  Sergeant Johnson served as a Field Training Officer, police bike patrol, narcotics detective, and shift commander.  Please keep his family and his brothers and sisters at the Charlestown Police Department in his thoughts and prayers.