CHPD News

COVID-19: Know the Facts and Practice What Keeps You Well

The Charlestown Police Department, along with the Clark County Health Department and other county-wide agencies, want to make sure residents have ready access to the latest and most accurate information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  There are two ways to obtain the latest and most accurate information; at the local Clark County level, as well as the national (CDC) level.  This is a rapidly changing health challenge, warranting residents to arm themselves with factual knowledge, not hype and panic.  Like with most viruses, the importance of practicing good and frequent hygienic habits (handwashing and hand sanitizing) is the ultimate way to prepare to remain well.  Officials around the world are working around the clock to identify precisely how the virus has spread, adversely affecting mainly the elderly and those with lower immune health conditions.  Learn the facts, made available using the two following outlets, and practice good hygiene. Stay up to…


Public Safe Exchange Zone Added at CHPD Station

Purchasing items online has become a normal part of everyday life, just as child custody exchanges have become more and more prevalent. Meeting in a neutral and safe location to perform custody exchanges or purchase transactions, especially with someone unknown, can sometimes become heated, tricky and perilous. For these reasons, law enforcement all across the country are setting up Safe Exchange Zones, where online transactions and child custody exchanges can occur under video surveillance to provide greater safety and documentation for all parties involved. The City of Charlestown and Charlestown Police Department recognizes the value of the above outlined reasons, and have created a Safe Exchange Zone in the east parking lot of police headquarters, located at 703 Main Street, in Charlestown. Two parking spaces have been marked and posted reserved for the purpose of safe exchange; available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week without reservation. The Charlestown…


Charlestown Police Department’s K9 Franco Receives Body Armor Donation

Charlestown Police Department’s K9 Franco has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.   Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,500 U.S. made, custom fitted, NIJ certified protective vests in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $6.9 million dollars.   The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age….


Charlestown Trunk Or Treat Moved to Charlestown Middle School

The City of Charlestown Trunk or Treat Event (usually held on the City Square each year), this Thursday October 31st; has been moved to Charlestown Middle School, located at 8804 High Jackson Rd, Charlestown.  We will have lots of Candy, Hot Dogs and Drinks free while supplies last.  Charlestown Trunk or Treat, for Kids ages 12 and Under, will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, again at Charlestown Middle School, instead of on the City Square, due to in climate weather forecasted.  All Trunk or Treat vendors that are registered to hand out candy, please arrive at CMS at 5:30 pm, and please bring a table or chair if needed. Charlestown City wide door-to-door Trick or Treating will also be occurring between 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm Thursday evening; Halloween Night.


CHPD’s K9 Franco to get donation of body armor

Charlestown Police Department’s K9 Franco will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks. “The Charlestown Police Department is very appreciative of the work that Vested Interest in K9s does across the nation; in recognizing the need for keeping our country’s police K9’s safe”, commented Chief Keith McDonald. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,500 U.S. made, custom fitted, NIJ certified protective vests, in…