Neighborhood Crime Watch

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  Major David Strong
Phone: 317-571-2746
Asst. Coordinator,
  Officer James Grose
Phone: 317-571-2509
  Karolyn Brumley
Phone: 317-571-2500

Neighborhood Crime WatchThe Carmel Police Department in partnership with many neighborhood associations, has developed a Neighborhood Crime Watch Program. Any organized group of citizens can form a Watch for their community. Neighborhood organizations and the Police Department work together to report and inform each other of criminal activity in the area.

There are currently over 140 neighborhoods and over 15,000 residences involved in the Crime Watch program. The Carmel Police Department will assist in the formation of the Watch group and provide ongoing support.

Is your neighborhood participating in our Crime Watch Programs?
  Contact Karolyn Brumley, 317-571-2500, to find out.

To receive more information about starting a Crime Watch program,
  contact Major David Strong at 317-571-2746.


Vacation Checks

The Carmel Police Department provides vacation checks on residences as a service to its citizens. Upon form submission, requests are available for officer review and action.
  For more information, visit Vacation Checks.


Crime Reporting Tips

Every resident of Carmel must share in the responsibility of crime prevention.
One of the most effective ways to assist the Carmel Police Department is to report observed crimes and suspicious activities.

A person who observes a crime or suspicious activity should call:
emergencies 911; non-emergency 317-773-1282

  • Stay Calm
  • Speak Slowly and Clearly
  • Give as many details (CYMBALS*) as possible
  • WHO was involved in the incident
  • WHAT happened
  • WHERE did the incident occur
  • WHEN or at what time did the incident occur
  • WHY did the incident occur
  • HOW did the incident occur

  C = Color of vehicle or plate of car or person
  Y = Year (of car or age of person)
  M = Make of car or Race of Person
  B = Body of Car or Structure of person
  A = Antenna of vehicle or Attire of person
  L = License Number of Car or Looks of person (hair, beard etc)
  S = Sex of person (Male / Female)

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