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...Read More »
During the early morning hours of Wednesday, March 17th, officers of the Charlestown Police Department responded to the area of County Road 403 and Stony Point Road to assist Clark County Sheriff Deputies with locating a Jeffersonville man who had just fled the scene...Read More »
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 24th, 2021 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, in the...Read More »
The Charlestown Police Department has teamed up with CrimeMapping.com to provide a daily interactive summary of the most serious crimes reported within Charlestown, Indiana. Like in hundreds of communities across the country, CrimeMapping.com is helping keep communities informed of what types of criminal activity are being reported in their neighborhoods. Simply...Read More »
Clark County is now under a Winter Storm WARNING in effect until 7:00 pm Thursday evening.
Sleet and freezing rain is entering the area, already resulting in two traffic accidents in the Charlestown area. Roads are slick and hazardous...Read More »
The National Weather Service is monitoring some very cold artic air approaching from the north; possibly causing temperatures to drop into single digit nightime lows during the first part of next week. Temperatures could remain very low for at least two to three days, and is currently being billed as...Read More »
The Charlestown Police Department is accepting applications for full time Police Officer beginning January 11, 2021. Application packets can be obtained anytime from the lobby of the Charlestown Police Department, located at 703 Main Street, Charlestown Indiana; but must be completed and returned as directed no later than 4:00 p.m....Read More »
The women and men of the Charlestown Police Department wish everyone a very Happy New Year; with sincere hopes that everyone has a fun but safe New Years Eve this evening. Those who are venturing away from their homes, please remember to have a designated plan for not driving while...Read More »
The Charlestown Police Department, in an effort to further increase connectivity with the residents of the City of Charlestown, recently launched a free mobile app for both iOS and Android smartphones. CLICK HERE to find it now in your app store.
Features of the new...Read More »
It is with great sadness that the Charlestown Police Department announces the death of its own Detective Sergeant TeJuan Johnson from complications due to Covid 19. Sergeant Johnson is a 13 year veteran of the department. Sergeant Johnson served as a Field Training Officer, police bike patrol, narcotics detective, and...Read More »
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 24th, 2020 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, in the...Read More »
During their August 2020 meeting, the Charlestown City Council approved a plan to use existing funds to purchase four portable and solar powered radar speed limit signs, equipped with multi-colored LED messaging. The new radar message signs will be assigned and periodically moved about each of the four council districts...Read More »
As is usual in the the State of Indiana-like many other states, newly legislated laws; as well as, modifications and revisions to existing laws become effective and enforced on July 1st.
The Charlestown Police Department public lobby will return to normal operations access beginning Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020; however normal also includes that visitors to the Department, located at 703 Main Street, PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING and limit lobby occupancy to one person at a time. Signage to politely remind visitors of...Read More »
The City of Charlestown has compiled a large amount of COVID-19 links and information which is centralized and specific to Charlestown residents on one web page; almost exclusively covering all local impacts of this emergency situation. The link to this page is http://cityofcharlestown.com/covid19/; check this page...Read More »
Due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 Health Crisis, the Charlestown Police Department is restricting access to our front lobby, effectively immediately. The department continues to pursue ways to balance providing efficient services to the community; while also minimizing exposure risk to personnel and virus community spread. The department has increased...Read More »
Today, March 23rd, 2020, as part of and in follow up to Indiana’s Emergency Disaster Law (Indiana Code 10-14-3) declaration; Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has issued a “Stay at Home” directive (20-08) effective from 11:59 pm on March 24, 2020, through 11:59...Read More »
The Charlestown Police Department, along with the Clark County Health Department and other county-wide agencies, want to make sure residents have ready access to the latest and most accurate information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19). There are two ways to obtain the latest and most accurate information; at the local Clark...Read More »
Purchasing items online has become a normal part of everyday life, just as child custody exchanges have become more and more prevalent. Meeting in a neutral and safe location to perform custody exchanges or purchase transactions, especially with someone unknown, can sometimes become heated, tricky and perilous. For these reasons,...Read More »
The City of Charlestown Trunk or Treat Event (usually held on the City Square each year), this Thursday October 31st; has been moved to Charlestown Middle School, located at 8804 High Jackson Rd, Charlestown. We will have lots of Candy, Hot Dogs and Drinks free while supplies last. Charlestown Trunk...Read More »
Charlestown Police Department’s K9 Franco will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.
“The Charlestown Police Department is very appreciative of the work that Vested Interest in K9s does across...Read More »
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...Read More »
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...Read More »
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...Read More »
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...Read More »
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...Read More »
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...Read More »
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....Read More »
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...Read More »
POLICE K9 SGT. BENTON HURLEY “BEN” BERTRAM, 33 YEARS OF AGE, A NINE YEAR VETERAN OFFICER OF THE CHARLESTOWN CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT AND FORMER CLARK COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT CORRECTIONS OFFICER; DIED IN THE LINE OF DUTY ON DECEMBER...Read More »
The North Clark Outreach Center or NCOC (located in Charlestown), is a non-profit food bank who proudly serves numerous needy families in northern Clark County. This year, NCOC is teaming up with the Charlestown Police Department and the Charlestown Jay C Store in their first annual “Fill the Fleet” food...Read More »
The men and women members of the Charlestown Police Department wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving; with hopes that everyone will take a moment and reflect on what they are thankful for, regardless of the current situation. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you...Read More »
The cold temperatures have settled in to our area; and already some have fallen victim to thieves targeting running cars left unattended. Yes, even while parked in the driveway of your home and in front of the front door.
“Each year dozens of vehicles are stolen in Clark County, some of...Read More »
The City of Charlestown Board of Public Works met Monday morning and approved the hiring of Joshua Hammond; as Charlestown’s newest full time police officer. Hammond fills the full time officer vacancy recently created when Detective Chuck Ledbetter retired. Hammond was presented to the Board by Chief Keith McDonald and...Read More »
Due to the forecast of heavy rain for this Wednesday evening, and a general concern for the health and safety of our children, the City of Charlestown has moved Charlestown’s Halloween Trick or Treat festivities; including Trunk or Treat on the Square and Citywide door-to-door trick or treating, to Tuesday,...Read More »
The Charlestown Police Department and the Charlestown Jay C Plus Food Store have teamed up to participate in Saturday’s DEA Sponsored National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Officers of the Charlestown Police Department will be on hand Saturday, October 27th, 2018 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, near the entrance of...Read More »
On Friday, September 28th the Clark County Special Olympics was presented a check for $3000 from Police Officer fundraising activities! From October of 2017 to March of 2018 Officers donated a portion of each of their pay checks to Special Olympics. An account was set up at New Washington State...Read More »
Representatives of Indiana’s State Attorney General’s Office recently visited Clark County, and through the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office; is encouraging Indiana citizens to use their improved electronic complaint system for various consumer concerns. The electronic complaint system enables citizens to file a complaint securely over the internet for various concerns...Read More »
Monday, September 3rd, at approximately 4:20 p.m.; Officers from the Charlestown Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery call from the Sunoco Fuel Mart located in the 100 block of Market St., in Charlestown. CHPD Officers met with the owner of the store who informed police that...Read More »
During the July 2nd, 2018 Charlestown City Council Meeting, the council entertained an ordinance to approve the financing of the construction of a new Charlestown Police Headquarters facility. The ordinance passed 4-1 on a second and final reading, with councilwoman Tina Barnes abstaining from the vote.
The new facility will be...Read More »
The men and women of the Charlestown Police Department want to wish everyone a Happy Independence Day Holiday; 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 some...Read More »
For several decades, the Charlestown Police Department has maintained an organized program of performing security checks of businesses inside the city and their associated properties after hours; and especially during the early morning (higher property crime instance) time periods. The program, called Operation Business Check-of which several Charlestown businesses are...Read More »
If you find yourself stressed, depressed, lonely or sad……the Crisis Text line is free, confidential, and might help. Being in crisis, doesn’t just mean possibly being suicidal; it’s any painful emotion for which you need support. Text “Connect” to 741-741 and a trained crisis counselor will text with you about...Read More »
The Southern Indiana area law enforcement, over the past two months and especially during the past two weeks, has noted an unusually high increase in vehicle thefts. Please take an extra moment when leaving your vehicles unattended: ensuring that all doors and hatches are closed and LOCKED, that a SPARE...Read More »
Foundations Family Medicine and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation are providing free HIV and Hepatitis C testing every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, between noon and 3:00 pm, at the rear entrance of the Clark County Courthouse. The Courthouse is located at 501 East Court Avenue, in Jeffersonville, Indiana. ...Read More »
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 701 Main Street, Charlestown Indiana. The application deadline is 7:00 p.m., Monday, April 16th, 2018. Any questions can be directed to Major Tim...Read More »
The Charlestown Police Department has recently received a few complaints regarding attempts to fraud individuals looking for homes to rent or sell. The scam involves individuals posting ads on social media and sell websites; including Craigslist, claiming to be responsible for area homes already up for sale or rent. These...Read More »
Please take a look at the photos and see if you can help us identify the suspect. Pay particular attention to the watch, bracelet and purse shown in one of the pictures, as well as the red or orange lanyard shown around her neck in another. Also of note are...Read More »
The Charlestown Police Department is investigating damage to a citizen’s car which appears to have been caused by someone shooting a high caliber rifle into the air during the evening hours of Saturday, November 11th. This incident occurred in the northern most area of Charlestown, and possibly between 8:00 pm...Read More »
The Charlestown Police Department’s OPERATION IDENTIFY is a Crime Prevention initiative that serves more than one purpose in preserving personal property. Using the easy steps of Operation Identify, property owners can take proper inventory of valuable items and not only be better prepared to help law enforcement get valuables...Read More »
We’d like to thank the Charlestown Pizza Company, their hardworking staff, as well as the entire Charlestown community for showing up to our 1st Christmas with a Cop fundraiser at the Charlestown Pizza Company. We’d also like to thank the wonderful students at Charlestown High School operating 99.3 FM WPMQ...Read More »
Unfortunately, in this day and age, it is important for citizens to consider what to do in the event of finding them self and/or family members in danger because of the presence of an active shooter situation. The Charlestown Police Department agrees and provides the following information and resources; currently...Read More »
The Charlestown Police Department and the Charlestown Pizza Company are joining together to raise money for Charlestown Police Department’s 2017 CHRISTMAS WITH A COP PROGRAM. Come join us at the Charlestown Pizza Company, Monday evening, October 30th, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm; and enjoy great pizza as you are SERVED...Read More »
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 »
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 »
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:
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »