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, October 23rd, 2021 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, in the parking lot of Charlestown Jay C Plus Food Store; to provide a safe disposal of expired and unused prescription pill/tablet 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. This event will be managed in a parking lot drive-thru fashion with personnel wearing personal protective gloves and masks to accept unused and expired prescription pills and tablets only….SORRY NO LIQUIDS, SPRAYS OR AREOSOLS CAN BE ACCEPTED. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue….

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 three new officers will now begin orientation and field training with the department and are (from left to right in the adjacent photo) Matthew Myers, of Charlestown; David Schoengart, of Sellersburg; and Seth Christian, of Jeffersonville.  Myers and Christian are currently employed as Supervisors with the Floyd County Jail; and Schoengart is a local business owner who recently moved to Clark County with over twenty years of law enforcement experience with the Jefferson and Oldham County Sheriff Departments in Kentucky.  Congratulations to all three officers and welcome to the community of Charlestown and CHPD.

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 Golf, and much more. Meet your Charlestown PD officers and personnel.

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. Their core mission is to raise awareness of fallen law enforcement officers who are killed in the line of duty and their survivors.  Funds generated will be utilized to perpetuate the memories of the officers and support their survivors left behind. Active officers and civilian participant riders raise awareness and actively support law enforcement survivors through the annual bicycle tour around the state of Indiana which raises funds to be utilized to support scholarships, camps and events held in memory of officers killed in the line of duty and other survivor causes as determined by the Cops Cycling for Survivors Foundation…

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 been assisting Officer Lyons with the transition since January.  The Charlestown Police Department, in cooperation with the Greater Clark School Corporation, currently assigns a certified School Resource Police Officer assigned to Jonathan Jennings Elementary and Charlestown Middle School, in Charlestown. This past week, as part of his training and transition, Officer Lyons completed the two week course to become a Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Officer instructor; which will enable him to continue the department’s tradition of teaching the D.A.R.E. curriculum to students in his assigned schools.  Additionally, Officer Lyons is trained to teach enhancement lessons such as Elementary Gangs…