The Speedway Police Department is inviting residents of Speedway to join members of the Department in celebrating National Night Out crime prevention event. The event, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, brings over 38.1 million people in more than 16,540 communities together to promote the partnership between the police and the community. The event will encourage crime, drug and violence prevention, safety, and neighborhood unity. Citizens across America can send a powerful message about neighborhood unity, awareness, safety, and police-community partnerships. Let criminals know that the Town of Speedway is united and dedicated to building a safer, more caring community. Please join the members of the Speedway Police and Fire Departments for the event to be held on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018, in Leonard Park from 6-8PM.
Highlights of the National Night Out event will include free food and drinks provided by area merchants (while supplies last), police demos, and information about various anticrime initiatives. We’ll also have music, kids’ activities, information booths from public safety-related organizations, civic groups, town departments, and much more!
SPEEDWAY, IN—The Speedway Police Department is currently accepting application for the 2018 Citizens Academy Class. Classes will be every Tuesday evening beginning August 28th, 2018, and running for 12 weeks. The Citizens Academy is a free class, where participants will have lecture and hands-on experiences with different police responsibilities.
Class sizes are limited to 20 participants, selected on first-come, first-served basis. Only those who apply will be considered for the class; we do not allow walk-in participants.
Anyone interested in participating should fill out the application online, or if preferred, the application is available to print using the link below. All applications must be received no later than August 10th to be considered for this session. Any applications received over the class size will have automatic wait-list status.
Another 21 hour CERT training will be held for Speedway residents on Friday 7/13, Saturday 7/14 and Sunday 7/15 at the Community Center at Flanner & Buchanan on High School Road.
If you are interested in receiving this training, you can sign up at this link. Attendees who complete the have the option (but are not required) to volunteer for a Speedway CERT Team to be formed (in process).
The Speedway Police Department is proud to announce to the Speedway community that the Department has been awarded once again as an accredited law enforcement agency through C.A.L.E.A. (the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies). C.A.L.E.A. is widely considered to be the gold standard of professional law enforcement, since less than four percent of police departments in the country are nationally accredited.
This journey began six years ago when the Speedway Police Department signed a contract with C.A.L.E.A., signaling the Department’s intention to be voluntarily held to the best standards and practices in law enforcement. The Department chose to do this to demonstrate its commitment to professionalism to the people of Speedway, whom they serve, and was accredited for the first time in March of 2015.
In December of 2017, C.A.L.E.A. sent two independent assessors to Speedway. They inspected the Department’s facilities and equipment, reviewed the Department’s policies and procedures, observed officers at work, and interviewed Speedway community members regarding their interaction with the Speedway Police Department. Upon completion of their visit, the C.A.L.E.A. assessors recommended without reservation that the Speedway Police Department once again receive accreditation.
On March 24, 2018, representatives of the Speedway Police Department travelled to Frisco, Texas and met with the C.A.L.E.A. commissioners. The commissioners formally recognized the Speedway Police Department as a re-accredited agency. This award is good for four years, at which time the Department will again apply for re-accreditation.
The Department wishes to thank the people of Speedway for their continued support through this process, and looks forward to serving the Town of Speedway in the future.
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!