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By Steve Dulworth, Clermont Police Chief


The first four months of 2019 (Jan.–April) continued positive signs for the Clermont

community. Looking at what has been established as Marion County Northwest Zone 41, which encompasses Clermont, with boundaries of Raceway Road to our west, 10th Street to our south, I-74 to our north, and Girls School Road to our east, our IMPD partners continued a busy trend with 137 reports within these boundaries, with Clermont having a total of six.


Broken down into categories, the reporting picture looks like this:


IMPD

27 simple assaults

27 vehicle-related larcenies

12 robberies

21 burglaries

30 larcenies (non-vehicle)

12 stolen vehicles

2 rapes

6 aggravated assaults


Clermont Police Department

1 simple assault

2 larcenies

2 stolen vehicles

1 aggravated assault


Town crimes totaled less than one-half of 1 percent (6 vs. 137) for the same time period.

This proves once again we are not isolated from crime, but having your own police

department with continuous visibility and working hard to keep this activity out of here aids

in a safer environment.


WATCH FOR CHILDREN

School is out and, honestly, it leaves me scratching my head wondering where time goes.

With that said, please watch for children out playing and bicycling as you drive. Remember,

distracted driving leads to 94 percent of crashes resulting in serious injury and death. Texting

has topped the charts as the Number 1 cause.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Please mark your calendars for National Night Out on August 6 at the Clermont Lions Club Park from 6 to 8 p.m. The Clermont Police Department is in the preliminary stages

of planning a fall golf outing fundraiser for our K9 unit and equipment. This always proves

to be a fun time for all. Prizes, raffles, food, and many laughs will highlight the day. The date

will be announced, so please visit our website at https://clermontpolice.in.gov and like us

on Facebook at https://facebook.com/ClermontPoliceIndiana.


REMINDERS

If you are planning any summer getaways, please let us know and we will add you to our list for extra patrols while you are away.


From the officers of your police department, it is an honor to serve this community. Please

have a wonderful and safe summer.


If you see something, please say something.

Updated: Dec 9, 2018

With the holiday season upon us, please remember these safety tips:

  • Stay alert and be aware of what's going on around you.

  • Park in a well-lighted space, and be sure to lock the car, close the windows, and hide shopping bags and gifts in the trunk.

  • Avoid carrying large amounts of cash; pay with a check or credit card whenever possible.

  • Deter pickpockets and purse-snatchers.

  • Don't overburden yourself with packages.

  • Be extra careful with purses and wallets. 

  • Carry a purse close to your body, not dangling by the straps.

  • Put a wallet in an inside coat or front pants pocket.

  • If possible, never shop alone. 

  • Help prevent your vehicle from being stolen by always locking your car and using anti-theft devices. 

  • And although it's cold, never leave your vehicle running while you run inside your home or a store—even if for only a minute or two.

If You Are Traveling ...

  • Get an automatic timer for your lights.

  • Ask a neighbor to watch your home, shovel snow, and park in the driveway from time to time.

  • Don't forget to have mail and newspaper delivery stopped. If it piles up, it's a sure sign you're gone.

  • Clermont residents, contact the Clermont Police Department so we can add you to the list for extra patrols.

Enjoy the Season!

Last but not least, don't let holiday stress get the best of your holiday spirit. Make time to get together with family, friends, and neighbors, and think about reaching out in the spirit of the season and helping someone who's less fortunate.


On behalf of all the officers of your Clermont Police Department, we wish everyone a safe and joyous holiday season.


—Chief Dulworth

Saturday, September 15, is the Town of Clermont's annual parade ahead of the great Clermont Rodeo in the evening. On Saturday, the parade route will use Raceway Road north of Crawfordsville Road, Crawfordsville between Raceway and Tansel Road, and Tansel from Crawfordsville to Kathleen Street.

Please be cautious as you come out along the parade route or as you drive through the area. The parade route will close around 10:30 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday and reopen after the parade has cleared. We want everyone to be safe and enjoy a great Clermont Parade.