In response to the growing trend in online shopping and online business transactions, the Speedway Police Department has established an “E-commerce Exchange Zone.” Area residents can use this as a safe place to complete their private business transactions that are initiated through online sites such as Craigslist, OfferUp, and Facebook Marketplace. Each year these types of transactions have developed into crimes such as theft and robbery when individuals meet strangers in parking lots and other unsecured locations in communities across the U.S. The Speedway Police Department has designated two parking spaces in the south parking lot located at 1410 North Lynhurst Drive. Although law enforcement officials will not be involved in the verification, monitoring, or facilitating of the transaction, it provides a familiar, well-lit area to conduct business. The Speedway Police Department also operates 24 hour video surveillance of this area and anyone utilizing the “E-commerce Exchange Zone” is subject to being recorded. No prior arrangements with the Speedway Police Department are necessary for these types of transactions.
@SpeedwayPD officers attending a picnic with @PrideAcademy317 today at Meadowood Park. Thanks for the invitation.
A big thank you goes out to youth group members from Chestnut Ridge Church of God in Hubbard, Ohio. They stopped by this morning to say hello and provide goody bags for officers. Youth group members are in Indianapolis this week for a convention #THANKYOU
Big shout out and thank you to the Girl Scouts of Indiana for the donation of cookies to our officers! You guys really know the way to our hearts
Congratulations Officer Derek Eisman and Officer Mark Ludwig on graduation the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Basic Session 215. We look forward to having these officers back @Speedway_IN soon. Good luck on the beginning of your career in law enforcement.
Dixie the Praying Dog came to visit the Speedway Police Department. Thanks for stopping by!
@SpeedwayPD representing tonight at the Cunningham Park Neighborhood Association annual block party #CommunityPolicing #Westside @Speedway_IN
@SpeedwayPD represented by Officers James Bell and Karl Brown at @SPEA_Indy job fair today @IUPUI #LawEnforcement #Career #Employment
@SpeedwayPD working the @Racemaker #DiamondintheRough 5K for Speedway Trails earlier today @Speedway_IN @ChamberSpdwy
Tier 2 VIP Wayne Grabman speaks on behalf of the Speedway Police Departments Volunteers In Policing program tonight for the Daughters of the American Revolution Speedway Chapter organization at the American Legion Post 500. VIP Grabman has been in the SPD Volunteers In Policing program for 3 years now, and it was his pleasure to share some experiences and the training the Volunteers go through with these ladies. Thanks to those ladies and for the donation made to our program as well, that was a pleasant surprise. Thanks to SPD Lt. Dine for joining and adding to the discussion
VIP Gholdson at Speedway’s 2018 Trunk or Treat (PHOTO COURTESY OF: Kristen Wisemiller Photography)
SPD Officer Derek Eisman and his son at Trunk or Treat
SPD Reserve Lt. Joe Killion and Officer Derek Eisman at Trunk or Treat
SPD Volunteers in Policing assisted at the second Shred-it Day to benefit the reward fund of CrimeStoppers of Central Indiana
Congratulations to Lt. Sam Alexander for 25 years of dedicated service to the Town of Speedway!
The 9th Citizens Academy Graduated this month. Students in the 12 week class participated in mock traffic stops and investigations, learned about drones, fingerprinting, K9, drove a police car, took a high speed ride and much more. The Citizens Academy has more than 165 graduates with varying connections to the town of Speedway (residents, business owners and others). Citizens Academy attendees learn so much about the day to day operations of the police department and get to know Speedway officers, and are the best ambassadors and partners for the Police Department. Graduates of the program who would like to get more involved in the community and assisting the department in their community policing partnerships, are eligible to apply for the Department’s Volunteers in Policing program. Click here for more photos from the 9th Citizens Academy Class!
Officer Jereme Howery, Officer Mark Ludwig, and VIP Vicky Wilkerson at it already this morning @IndyFOP86 Shop with a Cop. Officer Howery is with Caden and Landen and Officer Ludwig is with Karl and Alicia. Officer Howery’s daughter Harper is also helping out this morning. Thanks Harper Jo and all the local law enforcement helping with such a great program!
Look who Officer Jereme Howery ran into at Speedway United Methodist Church earlier today!
I spy Sergeant Rodney Ferguson (top left corner in sunglasses) as he helps as a visiting instructor for B Squad firearms at Indiana Law Enforcement Academy
Captain Trent Theobald will be retiring from the Speedway Police Department effective December 14th to pursue a career in education at Ben Davis Area 31. We congratulate Trent for his 20 years with the department and wish him well in his new career. The Speedway Police Department scheduled an opportunity to personally say “Congratulations” on Friday the 14th of December, and many community members attended!
We hope you enjoyed this recap of our 2018 Year in Review!