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Traffic Advisory for Saturday’s Pirate Fun Run

In preparation for this Saturday’s Annual Pirate Fun Run, we wanted to take a moment and share the event route and traffic details to help assist everyone with getting around Charlestown during the event. CHPD officers will be regulating the entire event route and diverting some vehicle traffic to keep everyone safe. The Fun Run will begin at approximately 8:00 am this Saturday, leaving Charlestown HS to the north toward Market Street (Hwy #3) via Pirate Place/Basham/Parkland Drive. The route will proceed north in the right lane of Market Street and turn south on Monroe Street (as the southbound lane of Monroe Street will remain closed during the event). The route then turns right onto westbound Main Street and returns to Level Street via Harrison and Water Streets (see attached graphic); before ending back at Charlestown High School. Northbound Monroe Street will remain open from SR 62 to Market Street…


Travel Advisory for CHS / P.R. Elementary / & St. Michael Commuting Parents and Students

The first day of school is fast approaching and the Charlestown Police Department (CHPD) wants to ensure that motorists have an effective-yet safe commute-both in and out of our school campuses. One of the challenges we anticipate this year is the construction project that is currently taking place on Market Street in between Park Street and C.R. 403. The construction is expected to last several more months; which will make travel through the area a challenge, especially at peak school travel times. CHPD has met with school & school transportation administrators in order to develop a travel plan for buses coming to and from the affected area schools; involving more use of Monroe Street from both the north and south sides of town. Thus, we expect heavy traffic on Monroe Street in the area of Park Street; however we also strongly suggest parents and commuting students use Monroe Street; as well…


CHPD Accepting Applications

The Charlestown Police Department is currently accepting applications for full-time and reserve Police Officers. Application packets can be obtained anytime at the Charlestown Police Department, located at 703 Main Street, Charlestown, Indiana. The application deadline is 4:00 p.m., Friday, August 30th, 2019. Any questions can be directed to Major Tim Wolff, Assistant Chief of Police at 812-256-6345 ext. 103 or twolff@ctownpd.com.


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 of both the residents and businesses of the community. CHPD plans to use the DNA for Property program to enhance their current efforts with their neighborhood watch and other crime prevention campaigns. “DNA for Property” is a special forensic adhesive that can be applied to all types of valuables. The adhesive is swabbed on an item and will permanently dry clear and invisible to the naked eye. Suspended in the adhesive are thousands of “microscopic dots” .05mm in size, that is smaller than the size of a grain of sand. Chemically etched into the microdot is a unique alpha-numeric PIN (personal…


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…