700 North Walnut Street
Hartford City, IN 47348
Emergency Only: 911
Scott D. Mealy
The Hartford City Police Department is comprised of twelve full-time Officers. These include the Chief, Deputy Chief, two Detectives, three Sergeants and five Patrolmen. Also included is a full time K-9 Unit, and a three member Emergency Response Team that train with three members from the Sheriffs Office.
The Department is actively involved with a number of organizations such as TRIAD (Crime and the Elderly), Neighborhood Watch groups DFBC (Drug Free Blackford County and Safe Kids).
With recent improvements such as competitive wages and benefits, as well as a take home car policy. The Hartford City Police Department is an excellent example of a well trained modern police force.
The Blackford County Emergency Response Team (E.R.T.)
The Blackford County Emergency Response Team (E.R.T.) consists of 2 law enforcement agencies. The Hartford City Police Department currently has 3 members on the 6 man team. The team trains several hours a month to be ready on a moments notice. All members volunteer their time to provide this service to the residence of Hartford City and Blackford County. The team also includes 3 members from the Blackford County Sheriff's Office. The team commanders are Chief Scott Mealy, Team Commander of the Hartford City Police Department and Sheriff Jeff Sones of the Blackford County Sheriff's Office.
The Detective Bureau of the Hartford City Police Department currently consists of one detective, Lt. Cody Crouse. He is responsible for reviewing nearly 750 criminal complaints annually and in turn conducting the needed follow up investigations when required.
All too often in America, senior citizens are victims of crime and abuse. The Hartford City Police Department as well as the Blackford County Sheriff’s Office, the Montpelier Police Department and local Senior Citizens Organizations have joined forces. We have made it a priority to work together to educate Senior Citizens regarding Frauds, Scams and Abuse. In doing so, we have also built programs and relationships that allow Senior Citizens to get to know the Police Officers that serve them on a personal level.
If you have any questions about TRIAD or the Hartford City Police Department call us at (765)348-4819 or email us.