|Coordinator: Major David Strong
Phone: (317) 571-2746
|Asst. Coordinator: Ann Gallagher
Phone: (317) 571-2720
|Lieutenant Joe Bickel
Phone: (317) 571-2745
Is your neighborhood participating in our Crime Watch Programs? Contact Ann Gallagher (317-571-2500) to find out.
The 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. To receive more information about starting a Crime Watch program, contact Major Lee Goodman at the number listed above.
- 2018 Annual Crime Watch Meeting
- Watch a video about Carmel Neighborhood Crime Watch
- Indiana Sex & Violent Offender Registry
- Family Watchdog (sexual offenders website)
- Click here to read the latest crime watch newsletter, The Carmel Observer [PDF], online.
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, please follow this LINK.
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: For emergencies call 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
*Definition of CYMBALS
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)