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 National Night Out in a big way!  “National Night Out, (or NNO), is a night that citizens across America can send a powerful message about neighborhood unity, awareness, safety & strengthen police-community partnerships, Charlestown Police Chief Keith McDonald said.” “This community has always been great to CHPD and we would like to show our gratitude by hosting a free crime prevention party to our citizens”.  “We feel it’s important that our community get to know their officers on a first name basis and our officers get to know our citizens in order to identify the needs in a particular neighborhood…

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 a holiday; however someone getting seriously injured normally does. Please exercise caution when celebrating, and especially when using fireworks.  Celebrate with regard and respect for your neighbors; know what fireworks are legal, when they can be legally set off, and where they can be legally set off.  Avoid liability, a visit from your local first responders, and be responsible about doing your part to prevent accidents. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING USE & SAFETY OF FIREWORKS Happy Independence Day Charlestown!

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 PAGE The Charlestown Police Department asks everyone to be mindful of all festival rules and regulations established for the safety and well being of everyone attending.  Also, it is very important not to park where posted as a NO PARKING area nor on private property or in a manner which blocks anyone’s access to private property. Traffic Advisory for Saturday morning’s Founder’s Day Parade: The Charlestown Founder’s Day Celebration Parade will be begin promptly from the south parking lot of the Charlestown High School at 10:30 am Saturday morning.  The parade route includes traveling Park Street to Market Street (Indiana Highway #3) south…

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 Grace Avenue, in Charlestown (next to the Cobblestone Hotel off IN 62).  Meteorologists from Louisville’s Regional National Weather Service office will be present to teach those in attendance how to spot all types of severe weather common in the Ohio Valley; especially Thunderstorm and Tornado activity.  Those in attendance can also elect to become one of the nation’s 290,000 certified spotters.  Since the 1970’s, the National Weather Service has used weather spotters to obtain critical weather information; providing trained visual information in conjunction with radar technology to help warn the public of hazardous weather conditions.  Whether you want to become…

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 PERIOD, IMMEDIATELY CHECK YOUR ACCOUNTS FOR FRAUDULENT CHARGES, REPORT THOSE CHARGES TO YOUR ACCOUNT COMPANY AS WELL AS THE CHARLESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT. Additional case inquiries can be forwarded to Detective Chuck Ledbetter, 812-256-7770 or via email at