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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!

October

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!!‬‪

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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.‬
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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!

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November

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

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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!
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December

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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Light the Night on Main

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Shop with a Cop

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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.

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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!

June

‪Congratulations to Father Matt Tucci of St Christopher Church on becoming one of Speedway Police Department’s newest Chaplains‬.
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‪Speedway PD officers stopped by the last day of Vacation Bible School at St. Chris church today.‬

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

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

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July

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

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

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August

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

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

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September

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

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

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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.

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

February

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!

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Allison Elementary Kindergarten Student Donates Pennies to
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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.

March

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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"

April

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.

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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: Neighborhood Watch Meeting 11/30, 7PM

A quick reminder that there will be a Neighborhood Watch Meeting tomorrow night, Thursday November 30th at 7PM at the Community Room at Flanner & Buchanan.

We will have a safety presentation from the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office and open Q & A with SPD.

See flyer for more details.

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Accreditation Assessment Team Seeks Public Comment

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), will arrive on December 11, 2017, to examine all aspects of the Speedway Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services, Chief James Campbell announced today. Verification by the team that Speedway Police meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation—a highly prized recognition of public safety professional excellence, he said.

As part of the assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Monday, December 11th, at 5:30pm. The session will be conducted at the Town Hall Meeting Room, located at 1450 N. Lynhurst Drive, Speedway, Indiana. If for some reason an individual cannot speak at the public information session but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team, he/she may do so by telephone. The public may call 317-246-4326 on December 11th, between the hours of 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Speedway Police Department’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation are requested to write:

Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA®), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155.

The Speedway Police Department has to comply with nearly 200 standards in order to remain in accredited status, Chief James Campbell said. “Over the past three years, Speedway Police Department has reviewed and prepared Department policies and practices in an effort to maintain accreditation from CALEA. This has been a journey that will hopefully result in national recognition of best practices and policy in professional law enforcement. The Department has worked diligently to once again achieve this goal. The Department and the Community will be well served by this effort. I am truly proud of SPD for accepting this challenge.”

Accreditation is for three years, during which the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited. This accreditation cycle will examine the practices of the Speedway Police Department for 2015, 2016, and 2017, to date.

For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., please write the Commission at 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite320, Gainesville Virginia, 20155 or call 703-352-4225 or email calea@calea.org.

Speedway Police Department Graduates 8th Citizens Academy Class

The Speedway Police Department recently graduated its 8th Citizens Academy class. Chief Campbell thanked all of the graduates for their enthusiasm, welcoming them to future volunteer service to the community and the department.

As in previous classes, the students spent 11 weeks learning all about the Speedway Police Department in a wide variety of classes, ranging from the history of policing and the Speedway Police Department, to K-9, crime scene investigations, chaplains, prosecutor and more. The students also had a variety of hands on experiences, including fingerprint dusting, firearms, and even driving a police car!

Photos and video from their classes will be posted over the coming weeks, so stay tuned.

Click below for more graduation photos!

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Congratulations!

Speedway Neighborhood Watch Meeting Scheduled for November 30th

A Speedway Neighborhood Watch meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, November 30th at 7PM at Flanner & Buchanan’s Community Center.

Deputy Prosecutor Daphne Whitmire of the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will offer a presentation on “Safety by Design: Burglary Prevention.”

Click flyer below for more details.

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For more info on the presentation, see the MCPO flyer: Safety By Design – Burglary Prevention

8th SPD Citizens Academy Begins; A Few Spots Still Open!

Update: The SPD Citizens Academy started yesterday; however, SPD will still accepting CA Patcha few more applications for the 8th Class. All interested parties must submit applications in person or online by next Tuesday, September 5th at NOON. See link below.

Speedway, IN—On Wednesday, August 30, the Speedway Police Department commenced its 8th Citizens Academy Class.

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Administrative Coordinator Sarah Edie welcomed the class and explained about some of the exciting things they will be experiencing in the coming weeks – the chance to drive a police car, go on a ride along, take a high speed ride on the emergency vehicle operator’s course, learn about the various units – K-9, narcotics, SWAT, and much more!

Ms. Edie introduced Speedway Police Chief

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James Campbell, who also welcomed the class and explained his philosophy on community policing and that it was never the intent that public safety was only the responsibility of the police, but rather a partnership between the community and the police in order to solve community problems. He offered a brief history of policing, which highlighted the evolution of public safety from ancient to medieval times, through the beginning of modern policing in London, which influenced policing in America to today.

Speedway Police Commissioner Phill Smith and fullsizeoutput_1f81Assistant Chief Charles Upchurch then taught the class about the history of the Speedway Police Department including some interesting facts about the various town Marshals, as well as milestones such as first radios and even police cars in town!

 

Next week the class will be taught by Set. Chris Ristuccia, who will discuss “Gangs / Narcotics.”

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, you can still join the class starting next Wednesday, September 6th! Submit your application today at this link right away!

Any further questions, please contact Ms. Sarah Edie at sedie@speedwayin.gov or by phone at 317-246-4300.

To learn more about the Speedway Police Citizens Academy program, click here.

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