News & Information

National Night Out 2017 Charlestown August 1st

The Charlestown Police Department is participating in the 34th Annual National Night Out crime prevention event on Tuesday, August 1st at the Charlestown Family Activities Park located at 1000 Park St. from 6 to 9 p.m.  “Our goal is to urge our neighborhoods throughout our community to help us celebrate...Read More »


Have a Safe & Legal 4th of July Holiday Charlestown

The Charlestown Police Department encourages all citizens to have a safe and legal Fourth of July holiday; remembering that accidents do happen that can change the course of your life as well as the lives of those we care about.  Preventing accidents doesn’t have to ruin the fun of celebrating...Read More »


Charlestown's Founder's Day This Weekend

The annual Charlestown Founder’s Day Celebration is this weekend on the City Square in the middle of Charlestown, Friday and Saturday, June 23rd and 24th, 2017.

For a complete list of details, schedule of events and more, go to the following internet link:

CHARLESTOWN FOUNDER’S DAY INFORMATION...Read More »


CHPD Hosting Sky Warn Spotter Seminar April 4th

The Charlestown Police Department is hosting a Sky Warn Spotter training seminar, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, on evening of Tuesday, April 4th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  The seminar is FREE, with no obligations, and will be held in the conference room of the Wilson Education Center, located at 2101...Read More »


Circle K ATM Transaction Data Possibly Compromised

The Charlestown Police Department is currently investigating the possibility that the transaction data may have been compromised on the ATM machine located inside the Charlestown Circle K Convenience Store, located at 1075 Market Street; sometime between November 1, 2016 and today (11/30/16).  IF YOU USED THIS ATM BETWEEN THIS TIME...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 »


Distracted Driving Concerns Heighten in Charlestown

The Charlestown Police Department has experienced an increase in serious motor vehicle accidents lately both in and around the city; two of which involved school buses and CHPD has taken notice. Charlestown Police Chief Keith McDonald wants to remind motorists to watch their speed by allowing more travel time getting...Read More »


Pokemon Go Safety Concerns for Parents & Players

The Charlestown Police Departments urges players; as well as, parents of “Pokémon Go” players to stay safe and alert as the game becomes more popular.

The game, which launched last week for iPhones and Android devices, is based on the classic cartoon and video game series.  1Players use a...Read More »


Have a Safe 4th of July Holiday

The men and women of the Charlestown Police Department want to wish everyone a Happy Independence Day Holiday weekend; with a reminder to keep celebrations safe and respectful of neighbors in your community.  Click on the following link for a quick reference of Indiana’s laws regarding fireworks; as well as...Read More »


Now Accepting Full Time and Reserve Applications

The Charlestown Police Department is currently accepting applications for full-time and reserve Police Officers.  Application packets can be obtained Monday thru Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Charlestown Police Department, located at 701 Main Street, Charlestown Indiana.  The application deadline is 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 20th. Any...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 »


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...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 »