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:
27 simple assaults
27 vehicle-related larcenies
30 larcenies (non-vehicle)
12 stolen vehicles
6 aggravated assaults
Clermont Police Department
1 simple assault
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.
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.
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.