Have a Happy and Safe New Year

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 impaired on any substance.  CHPD, along with most first responders nationwide, wants to have a quiet and uneventful evening / night; and no one wants anyone hurt or worse.  It is truly no fun having to inform the loved ones of a family members tragic death; especially on a holiday and due to a senseless act such a intoxicated driving.  Happy New Year everyone!

CHPD Launches Mobile App

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 CHPD Mobile app include: The ability to receive push notifications of important local information directly on your smartphone; Simple and easy to use contact links for reporting crime and contacting CHPD officers (in Charlestown, Indiana). Directions and information on Department services such as obtaining report copies, vehicle inspections, handgun permits, background checks, vacation checks, property release, etc. Resources for local interests including crime prevention tips, Neighborhood Watch updates, Crime Mapping, and much more. You can find the new CHPD app in the Apple Store or Google Play Store by searching Charlestown Police Department; or simply navigate to on your smartphone.

CHPD Lobby Access Restricted….Options Announced

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 the number of officers on-duty and patrolling throughout the city every day, around the clock. However, while this public health crisis is underway, visitors to our department should expect to find our lobby locked and signage providing direction on how to receive services posted. So you know what to expect, and possibly save you a wasted trip to our facility; the following options can be used by the community while our lobby is restricted. – Anyone with an EMERGENCY; as always should CALL 911 for immediate assistance. – Non-emergency contact with an officer can be arranged by leaving a return…

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 24th, 2020 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….

New Radar/Message Speed Limit Sign Project

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 within Charlestown; and mounted on designated city street locations, based on citizen speeding complaints and areas where a local vehicular traffic study is needed.  These new signs will be easy for the city street department to relocate, so that they are able to be deployed for weeks at a time;   then relocated where most needed.  “The City Council is excited to work on this project with our Police Department.  The signs will   help in neighborhoods where our residents have concerns of speeding. We look forward to working with them on many more projects”, commented City Councilwoman Ruthie Jackson.  These new…