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