Experienced Police Applicants Sought

The Charlestown Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Full Time Police Officer, for EXPERIENCED OFFICER candidates. Applicants must be minimal 21 years of age and possess a valid drivers license. Applicants must have completed a state accredited law enforcement training program. Applicants must also meet Indiana residency requirements at the time of appointment as stated in Indiana code 36-8-4-2. Applications can be picked up at the Charlestown Police Department located at 701 Main Street, Charlestown, IN. 47111. The application deadline will be Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Any questions can be directed toward Major Tim Wolff, Assistant Chief of Police, 812-256-6345 x103 or

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 27th, 2019 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, near the entrance of the Charlestown Jay C Plus Food Store; to provide a safe disposal of expired and unused prescription medications.  Disposal is courtesy of the Charlestown Police Department, through this US Drug Enforcement Agency program, occurring nationwide, totally FREE OF CHARGE and with NO QUESTIONS ASKED. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home…

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 naming the IRS to hit the country; see for more official information and currently reported scams. The United States Internal Revenue Service explains in the above link what literature and forms are legit and how to safely determine your current refund status. Don’t be a victim, always use extreme caution when dealing with telephone calls, emails, door knocks and literature via the mail. If you think you are a victim of identity theft, take quick action. If you have confirmed you have experienced a loss, contact your bank(s) and creditors involved, file a police report immediately. The US Federal Trade Commission provides very helpful…

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. The event will begin at 9:00 am on April 20th, from the Charlestown High School south parking lot. Participant Registration is $30.00 per runner/walker (Pre-Register by April 3rd 2019 & receive your Sgt. Bertram Memorial 5K-9 shirt for free). Kids 10 & Under register for free, (does not include free Sgt. Bertram Memorial 5K-9 Shirt). Dog Registration Fee: $5.00 per dog.  Proof of immunizations is required to participate.  FAwards for top finishers in dog and non dog groups. Click Here for more Information and Registration

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 social media, shared; then included with the portraits of all the officers who lost their life in the line of duty last year nationwide. This morning, with the assistance of former Charlestown Police Department Chief Wayne Crumpton; an original print of Officer Castro’s portrait honoring Sgt. Ben Bertram was framed and present to Chief Keith McDonald and Assistant Chief Tim Wolff in front of Charlestown City Hall. The portrait is planned to find a permanent and special place inside the new Charlestown Police Department Headquarters; currently under constructed and scheduled for completion late this Spring. Portrait of fallen CHPD Sgt. Ben…