The City of Crawfordsville, Indiana

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The Crawfordsville Police Department (CPD) is comprised of forty one sworn officers, two clerical, a two-member meter department, and five crossing guards. Overseeing the department is the three member Metropolitan Board of Police Commissioners. These are citizens appointed by the mayor who conduct hiring and implement general personnel policies of the CPD.

The structure of our sworn staff consists of the following; Chief of Police, Assistant Chief, twenty nine uniformed patrol division officers, and five criminal investigators. All sworn officers are required to successfully meet the training requirements specified by the fifteen-week Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Additionally, our department requires eight months of intense training prior to patrolling independently throughout our community. Officers must complete twenty-four hours of state approved training annually to retain their powers.

As recently as 25 years ago the CPD handled approximately 5,000 service calls annually. In 2005 these service call figures exceeded 23,000. To help offset this demand we are supported by a fifteen member reserve officer program made up of community volunteers. These volunteers assist with various tasks including parades, festivals, athletic events and routine patrols.

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For those interested in assisting the family of Indiana's recently fallen hero, Trooper Peter Stephan, a memorial fund has been set up at Old National Bank. This is the official fund so please use this method to contribute. Unfortunately, unscrupulous individuals may attempt to scam those who wish to assist the family.

Funds can be taken to any Old National Bank branch. The bank is informing local branches to expect these donations. Contributions should be made to: Indiana Fallen Heroes Foundation/Peter Stephan; Account number 11034708. These funds will be transmitted to the family at an appropriate time. Trooper Stephan left behind a wife and infant child.

Funeral arrangements are pending at this time.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of and entire IndIana State Police as they grieve the death of Trooper Peter Stephan. God Bless. ... See moreSee less

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of  and entire IndIana State Police as they grieve the death of Trooper Peter Stephan.  God Bless.


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So sad. Prayers and thoughts to all πŸ–€

Prayers for all his family and friends!

Praying for the family

Prayers for the family. So sad.

It is very sad... I listened to the run on the fire radio last night. It was heart breaking. My thoughts and prayers to all! πŸ’™πŸ–€πŸ™

Praying for his family.

Thoughts and prayers!

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What happened to Trooper Stephen







I hadn't heard anything about it until now

Prayers for his family and friends. RIP Officer Stephan.

I've been praying for his family and department πŸ™πŸΌπŸ˜’

So sad. Praying for his family and friends.

Prayers for family and friends....

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