Archive for Speedway PD

Get to Know Your Officers – Sgt. Kyle Hodges (Part 1)

This week, we’re getting to know another member of the Speedway Police Department. In this episode, Sgt. Kyle Hodges tells us about his career with Speedway PD, his daily duties – and one of the funniest moments he’s encountered while patrolling, you won’t want to miss!

Get to Know Your Officers – Sgt. Jacob McAtee (Pts. 3 & 4)

Welcome back to our “Getting to Know Your Officers” video series. Let’s catch up with Sgt. Jacob McAtee! In Part 3, Sgt. McAtee shares his motto in life, and his favorite places to dine in Speedway!

Here is the conclusion of our interview with Sgt. McAtee. We hope you enjoyed getting to know him!

Stay tuned for more “Get to Know Your Officers” videos next week!

Get to Know Your Officers: Speedway Sgt. Jacob McAtee (Part 2)

In today’s segment of “Getting to Know Your Officers”, Debbie West continues her talk with Sgt. Jacob McAtee, who tells us what the community can do to help the police, what he enjoys about Speedway, and shares one of his more amusing moments of policing!

Get to Know Your Officers: Speedway Sgt. Jacob McAtee (Part 1)

We hope you enjoyed getting to know Officer Karl Brown with our first video. In case you missed it, you can watch our interview with Officer Brown at our YouTube channel here (or the link on the right side of our page).

In our next “Get to Know Your Officers” video, we’re talking to Speedway PD Sgt. Jacob McAtee. In this first installment, Sgt. McAtee introduces himself, shares a bit about his recent promotion to Sergeant, and what he enjoys about patrolling!

On Friday, we’ll continue our talk with Sgt. McAtee, so stay tuned!

Speedway Community-Police Partnerships: 2017 Year in Review – Part 3

Welcome to the final installment of the Speedway Police Department’s 2017 year in review!


The Speedway Police Department invited residents of Speedway to join members of the Department in celebrating our National Night Out crime prevention event. The event brings communities together to promote the partnership between the police and the community.

Highlights of the National Night Out event included free food and drinks, police demos, and information about various anti-crime initiatives. We also had music, kids’ activities, information booths from public safety-related organizations, civic groups, town departments, and much more!

Thanks to all who attended National Night Out-we hope you had a great time, had plenty of food and enjoyed meeting with SPD!

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‪Congratulations to Sergeant Rodney Ferguson. Rodney has been with Speedway PD for 30 years. Thank you for your service!!‬‪



School Resource Officer Mark Jones wrapped up this year’s Student Academy at Speedway H.S. today. The student academy averaged 25 students each day.‬

Thank you Barbecue and Bourbon for providing an excellent lunch once again for our Crime Stoppers Shred Day volunteers. Much appreciated!

Speedway PD – Guardians of Speedway – had a great time at Trunk or Treat! It was freezing but so much fun!





The Speedway Police Citizens Academy graduated its 8th class, congratulations and we look forward to you continuing your relationship with the Speedway Police Department through volunteerism, continuing education and other partnership opportunities!

8th Speedway Police Citizens Academy Graduation

8th Speedway Police Citizens Academy Graduation

Citizens Academy Alumni and Volunteers in Policing (VIP) provided the graduation reception

8th Speedway Police Citizens Academy Graduation

Mrs. Alisia Apple of Pride Academy was presented the Jefferson Award today! Thank you Alisia for all the wonderful things you do for the children and the community! You are an amazing woman and we are so lucky to have you and Pride in our community!


On Monday, December 4th, 2017 the Speedway Police Department hired its newest police officer. Officer Karl Brown, 35, was sworn in by Clerk-Treasurer Monty Combs during a ceremony held at the Speedway Town Hall. Officer Brown resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife L’America Brown. Prior to working for the Town of Speedway, Officer Brown was employed as a Police Officer with the Indianapolis Airport Police Department. He is a graduate of Indiana Law Enforcement Academy class 2015-205 and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Indianapolis. Please help us in welcoming Officer Karl Brown to the Town of Speedway.


Light the Night on Main



Shop with a Cop



Speedway Police and Fire sandwich challenge at GetGo Speedway PD vs. Speedway Fire Department in a sandwich making contest for charity at the new GetGo in Speedway. Unfortunately SPD lost for following the rules! Thanks to Speedway GetGo for the donation made to the department during their long awaited grand opening.



It was a great 2017 and we look forward to an even better 2018!

Get to Know Your Speedway Officers: Officer Karl Brown

In the first of our “Get to Know Your Officers” Series, this week, our host Debbie West interviews Speedway Police Officer Karl Brown.

We hope you’ll enjoy this series and getting to know your Speedway officers!

VIDEO: Speedway Police Citizens Academy

Every fall, the Speedway Police Department conducts a Citizens Academy for citizens to learn more about the department, the officers and detectives, and the work they do. The class is free, and includes plenty of exciting hands on activity like fingerprinting, mock traffic stops, a high speed ride, crime scene investigation and more! For more info or to apply: Speedway Police Citizens Academy

Speedway Community-Police Partnerships: 2017 Year in Review – Part 2

Welcome to the second installment of the Speedway Police Department’s 2017 year in review!


‪Congratulations to Father Matt Tucci of St Christopher Church on becoming one of Speedway Police Department’s newest Chaplains‬.

‪Speedway PD officers stopped by the last day of Vacation Bible School at St. Chris church today.‬



Speedway Police Citizens Academy Alumni again organized Team Dragnet at Relay for Life. Along with SPD Officers, they ran the very popular Jail & Bail!


Team Dragnet also consists of the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, who made walking tacos!



‪Thank you Pride Academy for allowing us to take part in the back pack give away at Meadowood Park today!!


‪Officers Alex Redding & Nathan Shipley taking time to enjoy a lemonade from this young lemonade stand owner



Sgt. Wilson working with Speedway Cable on an informational video on how to use the new HAWK system @ 1800 Cunningham Rd.


The 8th Citizens Academy Begins – Students conduct mock traffic stops, learn about SWAT, K-9 and more.




‪Lucas Oil Raceway welcomes NHRA fans to the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. Main Gate partnered with Speedway PD and Officer James Bell to be part of the Project Nitro Hugs promotion.‬

Some of our Volunteers in Policing personnel assisted at the Speedway Kroger.




Thank you to St. Andrews Church for hosting Speedway Police and Fire. Good lunch and great people at Meadowood Park.


Thanks to Praxair Surface Technologies for donating a fresh coat of paint and painting supplies for the Speedway Police and Fire Headquarters. We would also like to recognize these companies and individuals that helped paint the building: Employees of Praxair Surface Technologies, Employees of Zore’s Wrecker Service, Lt. Sam Alexander, Sgt. Rodney Ferguson, Off. Jacob McAtee, Off. Jereme Howery, VIP Emmanuel Merchiers & VIP Vicky Wilkerson.



Speedway Community-Police Partnerships: 2017 Year in Review – Part 1


Officer Jereme Howery and Sergeant Robert Dine are featured in The Speedway Town Press – West Side Messenger for their mentoring Speedway High School students through weight lifting. Great job!


Allison Elementary Kindergarten Student Donates Pennies to
Speedway Police Department
2017 Speedway Community Policing

Officer Alex Redding and Speedway Police Intern Kelsea Hardin surprised Allison Elementary kindergarten student Kingston Fry for lunch.

Speedway, IN, February 9, 2017: Kingston Fry and his grandmother came to the Speedway Police last Saturday to support the police by donating pennies. Darlene Fry Barnhill told the Speedway Police that her grandson, Kingston, had been collecting pennies from their home in Speedway. After Kingston had filled a 32 ounce Mason jar, he told his grandmother he wanted to donate the pennies to the officers of the Speedway Police Department to help provide them with equipment and other needs the officers may have. Officer Alex Redding and Speedway Police Intern Kelsea Hardin went to Allison Elementary to personally thank Kingston for his generous donation and spent some time with Kingston and his Allison Elementary classmates at lunch.


 2017 Speedway Community Policing
Our new friend Kingston Fry has struck again and donated his 2nd jar of pennies to help. Pictured: Kingston with Officer Joe Harmon and Sgt. Mirantha Wilson

The Speedway Citizens Academy Alumni participated in a “Shoot / Don’t Shoot Use of Force” class at the IMPD Training Academy. Utilizing the Firearms Automated Training System, the class offered them a unique chance to experience a small glimpse of what an officer does during encounters with the public, and the split-second decisions that need to be made in a variety of situations.

SPCAAA Continuing Education: "Use of Force-Shoot/Don't Shoot"

SPCAAA Continuing Education: "Use of Force-Shoot/Don't Shoot"


Speedway Neighborhood Watch meeting was held April 4 with a presentation to residents on the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program, followed by an open Q & A forum by SPD.

 Speedway Neighborhood Watch - April 2017

Lt. Trent Theobald, Officer Jacob McAtee and Officer Nathan Shipley shop by and say hello and pose with the Easter bunny at the Pride Academy Easter Egg Hunt!

Happy Easter from Speedway PD!

Stay tuned for more of the 2017 Year in Review!

Reminder: SPD Needs Your Support, Monday 12/11!

Just a reminder that the Speedway Police Department is undergoing an assessment by CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc) to achieve accreditation, indicating that the Department meets the high standards and criteria and excellence in public safety.

How Can You Help and Why Your Support Is Important

Public support is an important part of the CALEA assessment. You can help by:

  • Attending the meeting on Monday 12/11 at 5:30 at the Town Hall meeting room and offer comments;
  • Attending the meeting and listen to comments
  • Calling to offer your comments on 12/11 between 3-5 PM at 317-246-4326
  • Writing your comments to the Commission: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA®), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155.

For more details on CALEA, click here.

Thank you for your support!

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