News & Information

CHPD Provides Prescription & Syringe Disposal

The CHARLESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT now provides a free, local, & convenient way to safely dispose of expired / unused prescription pill/tablet medications; as well as used / unwanted syringes.

24 hours per day & 7 days a week, anyone can dispose of Prescription pills/tablets within the CHPD lobby depository box; or...Read More »


JOIN CHPD TUESDAY EVENING AUG 2ND FOR NATIONAL NIGHT OUT!

Charlestown residents, join members of the Charlestown Police Department Tuesday evening, August 2nd, from 6 to 8 pm at the Charlestown Family Activities Park, 1000 Park Street, for National Night Out 2022.  Mission BBQ will be providing free sandwiches, and chips; while the Charlestown Parks Department will provide hot dogs...Read More »


Arrest Made in Child Abuse Investigation

Scott Allen Smith, 29, of Charlestown; was arrested Wednesday following a three-week investigation conducted by detectives with the Charlestown Police Department. Tuesday, May 10th 2022, a toddler aged child was admitted to Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville, presenting several serious and unexplained injuries....Read More »

CHPD Accepting Applications for Full Time & Reserve Positions

The Charlestown Police Department is now accepting applications for Full Time and Reserve Police Officer positions, for purposes of compiling the next hiring list.  Application packets can be obtained during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, from the Charlestown Police Department Records Department, located at 703 Main Street, Charlestown Indiana;...Read More »


Charlestown Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The Charlestown Police Department and the Charlestown Jay C Plus Food Store have teamed up once again to participate in the DEA Sponsored National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.  Officers of the Charlestown Police Department will be on hand Saturday, April 30th, 2022 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, in the...Read More »


Louisville Man Arrested Following Disturbance in Pleasant Ridge Subdivision

Aizak D. Phillips, 22, of Louisville (KY), was located and arrested by officers of the Charlestown Police Department just after midnight Friday night; relating to a disturbance involving a weapon investigation hours earlier in the 300 block of Fairfield Avenue.

CHPD Officers were dispatched to the area of Fairfield Avenue around...Read More »


Roederer and Lyons Promoted to Corporal

Congratulations to Jonathan Roederer and Brandon Lyons who were both promoted to the rank of Corporal this morning at the regular Charlestown Board of Public Works meeting. Shown left to right is Chief Tim Wolff, Corporal Brandon Lyons, Corporal Jonathan Roederer, and Assistant Chief Brion Gilbert. Both Cpl. Lyons and...Read More »


Three New Reserve Officers Sworn In

Chief Tim Wolff and Assistant Chief Brion Gilbert presented three new CHPD Reserve Police Officers for approval by the Charlestown Board of Public Works this morning at City Hall.  The Board approved all three new officers and were subsequently sworn-in by Mayor Treva Hodges with family and friends present.  The...Read More »


National Night Out TONIGHT from 6-8 pm Join US

Reminder Charlestown residents, join us tonight from 6 to 8 pm at the Charlestown Family Activities Park, 1000 Park Street, for National Night Out – Charlestown PD. Join us free of charge for Mission BBQ, Hot Dogs, Chips and drinks, Police and SWAT static display, K9 Demonstration, Skating, Splashpad, Put-Put...Read More »


Cops Cycling for Survivors Return to Charlestown

Indiana Cops Cycling for Survivors made a stop with Charlestown PD this morning, while traveling the entire State of Indiana, to take a moment to honor our fallen Sgt. Ben Bertram and Sgt. TeJuan Johnson.  The Cops Cycling for Survivors Foundation, Incorporated is focused on compassion, integrity, and dedication....Read More »

Ofc. Lyons Graduates DARE with Top Honors

Earlier this year, Charlestown Police Chief Timothy Wolff announced that Officer Brandon Lyons, a five year veteran of the department; would replace Sgt. Adam Clark as the department’s School Resource Officer, beginning the 2021-22 school year.  Sgt. Clark, who is moving into a Shift Supervisor role within the department; has...Read More »


CHPD K9 Hurly Tracks Down Fleeing Suspect

During the early morning hours of Wednesday, March 17th, officers of the Charlestown Police Department responded to the area of County Road 403 and Stony Point Road to assist Clark County Sheriff Deputies with locating a Jeffersonville man who had just fled the scene...Read More »


Charlestown Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 24th

The Charlestown Police Department and the Charlestown Jay C Plus Food Store have teamed up once again to participate in the DEA Sponsored National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.  Officers of the Charlestown Police Department will be on hand Saturday, April 24th, 2021 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, in the...Read More »


CHPD Announces Implementation of Crime Mapping for the Community

The Charlestown Police Department has teamed up with CrimeMapping.com to provide a daily interactive summary of the most serious crimes reported within Charlestown, Indiana.  Like in hundreds of communities across the country, CrimeMapping.com is helping keep communities informed of what types of criminal activity are being reported in their neighborhoods.  Simply...Read More »


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...Read More »


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...Read More »


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...Read More »

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...Read More »


New Radar/Message Speed Limit Sign Project

During their August 2020 meeting, the Charlestown City Council approved a plan to use existing funds to purchase four portable and solar powered radar speed limit signs, equipped with multi-colored LED messaging.  The new radar message signs will be assigned and periodically moved about each of the four council districts...Read More »


2020 Sgt. Bertram 5K-9 Plans Finalized for Virtual Event

We’re pleased to announce information for this year’s Sgt. Bertram 5K-9. We’ve had to make some unfortunate changes to the race protocol this year, due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic. The 2020 Sgt. Bertram 5K-9 will be a virtual race. Race Registration is...Read More »

New Indiana Laws of Interest as of July 1st

As is usual in the the State of Indiana-like many other states, newly legislated laws; as well as, modifications and revisions to existing laws become effective and enforced on July 1st. 

Full access to all of Indiana’s laws/statutes can be found online at http://iga.in.gov/legislative/laws/2020/ic/; however a spreadsheet...Read More »


Charlestown COVID-19 Resource Page

The City of Charlestown has compiled a large amount of COVID-19 links and information which is centralized and specific to Charlestown residents on one web page; almost exclusively covering all local impacts of this emergency situation.  The link to this page is http://cityofcharlestown.com/covid19/; check this page...Read More »


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,...Read More »


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...Read More »

DNA for Property Comes to Charlestown

The Charlestown Police Department Neighborhood Watch Program, in partnership with Charlestown’s State Farm Dale Robinson Agency roll out of “DNA for Property” during the 2019 Founders Day Celebration.

The Charlestown Police Department is a proactive agency and is always looking for new resources that will help protect the valuables...Read More »


Beware of IRS Refund Scam Letter

If you receive a letter similar to this one, use caution and beware that it is an attempt to obtain your personal information and use it for their personal gain…..because it is not from the “real US Internal Revenue Service”. This is the latest scam...Read More »


Bertram Memorial 5K-9 Run/Walk Announced

The inaugural Sgt. Bertram Memorial 5K-9 Run/Walk will be held Saturday, April 20th, 2019; and is an official fund raiser to benefit the Bertram Family Memorial Trip to National Police Week this May in Washington, D.C. The Sgt. Bertram Memorial 5K-9 is for Runners, Walkers & Canines....Read More »


Sgt. Bertram Portrait Presented for New Station

Toward the end of December 2018, the Charlestown Police Department learned of a brother officer named Jonny Castro, of the Philadelphia City Police Department (PA); who paints portraits of fallen officers throughout the country. A rendering of our fallen Sgt. Bertram’s portrait, created by Officer Castro, was posted on...Read More »


In The Line of Duty Death of Sgt. Ben Bertram


POLICE K9 SGT. BEN BERTRAM and recently retired K9 Partner KUBO.

POLICE K9 SGT. BENTON HURLEY “BEN” BERTRAM, 33 YEARS OF AGE, A NINE YEAR VETERAN OFFICER OF THE CHARLESTOWN CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT AND FORMER CLARK COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT CORRECTIONS OFFICER; DIED IN THE LINE OF DUTY ON DECEMBER...Read More »


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...Read More »


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...Read More »


CHPD Makes Donation to Clark Special Olympics

On Friday, September 28th the Clark County Special Olympics was presented a check for $3000 from Police Officer fundraising activities! From October of 2017 to March of 2018 Officers donated a portion of each of their pay checks to Special Olympics. An account was set up at New Washington State...Read More »


Indiana AG Encourages Consumer eComplaints

Representatives of Indiana’s State Attorney General’s Office recently visited Clark County, and through the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office; is encouraging Indiana citizens to use their improved electronic complaint system for various consumer concerns.  The electronic complaint system enables citizens to file a complaint securely over the internet for various concerns...Read More »


Council Approves Financing for New CHPD

During the July 2nd, 2018 Charlestown City Council Meeting, the council entertained an ordinance to approve the financing of the construction of a new Charlestown Police Headquarters facility.  The ordinance passed 4-1 on a second and final reading, with councilwoman Tina Barnes abstaining from the vote.

The new facility will be...Read More »


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...Read More »


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...Read More »


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...Read More »


Fraud Alert: Home Shoppers and Renters Beware

The Charlestown Police Department has recently received a few complaints regarding attempts to fraud individuals looking for homes to rent or sell.  The scam involves individuals posting ads on social media and sell websites; including Craigslist, claiming to be responsible for area homes already up for sale or rent.  These...Read More »


CHPD Launches Operation Identify

The Charlestown Police Department’s OPERATION IDENTIFY is a Crime Prevention initiative that serves more than one purpose in preserving personal property.  Using the easy steps of Operation Identify, property owners can take proper inventory of valuable items and not only be better prepared to help law enforcement get valuables...Read More »


Active Shooter Preparedness: Information to Consider

Unfortunately, in this day and age, it is important for citizens to consider what to do in the event of finding them self and/or family members in danger because of the presence of an active shooter situation.  The Charlestown Police Department agrees and provides the following information and resources; currently...Read More »


Protect Yourself Against New Phone Scam Methods

The Charlestown Police Department has recently received complaints from individuals experiencing a new type of phone scam being attempted by perpetrators in the Louisville Metro area.  The scam involves receiving a phone call from an individual claiming to represent a local utility company, such as Duke Energy.  The scammer calls...Read More »


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...Read More »


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...Read More »