The City of Crawfordsville, Indiana

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Police Department

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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Photograph of Missing Person. James Frank Popp.


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Jamie Vance


Family members last saw James Frank Popp of Crawfordsville June 7. They contacted the Crawfordsville Police Department June 13 about his disappearance.

Popp, 41, was reportedly headed to Indianapolis on June 7, but no one has had contact with him since. Both Crawfordsville Police Department and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department are now working together since Indianapolis was his last known destination.

According to family members, his phone was last pinged on 82nd Street on the east side of Indianapolis, but he has not had any social media activity since his disappearance.

Popp is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 195 pounds. He's bald and has brown eyes.

Anyone with information on Popp's whereabouts should call Det. Bob Rivers at the Crawfordsville Police Department at 765-362-3762.
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Pictures would help also.

Hope you're finding safe and well

Possible vehicle he was traveling in?

Was he alone? Traveling alone?

The ppl that came home from Indy without him should have a good idea, i would think.

Rosie Surber Harvey Donald Harvey

Hope you find this man OK and that he is safe.

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