Evansville Police Department

EPD introduces mounted patrol

Nov 9, 2017
John Gibson

The Evansville Police Department has put two officers on horseback. 

The EPD introduced its mounted patrol at The Boys and Girls of Evansville, where kids had an opportunity to meet the horses named Blondie and Speck.

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke said it’s not only about public safety, but building relationships. 

(He said seeing children petting horses in the heart of the city is something you don't see every day.)

Police Chief Billy Bolin said the animals provide a boost…

Back to the books

Aug 8, 2017

Wednesday is Back-to-School day for many students in the Tri-State.

Evansville-Vanderburgh, Warrick County, Henderson County, and Daviess County are among school districts welcoming back thousands of students and staff on Wednesday.

Students head back to class Thursday at Mt. Vernon and North Posey schools. Some schools have already resumed classes.

Police agencies are stressing safety regardless of when the school bells ring.

Evansville Police Department welcomes new officers

Jul 10, 2017
Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

The Evansville Police Department (EPD) welcomed new officers at a ceremony Monday afternoon.  After about a year-long application process, Ben Hallmark, Nathan Cooper, Ryan Eagleson, Cody Smith, Nick Hackworth, Jason Martin, Taylor Garcia-Grisham, Chris Beitler, Jesse Montank, Mark Galey, Quinton Keil and Dylan Barnes took an oath to become EPD’s newest officers.

Chief of Police Billy Bolin said the hiring process is rigorous, so appointments in the department call for a celebration.

EFD accepting online arson tips

Jun 23, 2017

The Evansville Fire Department is seeking arson tips online. 

The fire department’s website now features a page called “Submit Arson Tip,” where you can click a logo that takes you to an email page.

You can find it at evansvillegov.org.

In a news release, the department says arson hurts neighborhoods and the entire city.

Fire departments across the U.S. responded to nearly 54,000 intentional structure fires between 2005 and 2009.

They say most fires are started between 3 p.m. and midnight.

Police: man kills burglar "within the law"

May 22, 2017

Evansville Police are investigating a shooting that killed an alleged burglar.

Police responded to a report of shots fired in the 1100 Block of Washington Avenue at about 4:00 a.m. Sunday.

Officers were flagged down by a pedestrian who told them a man had been shot.

A news release from the EPD says officers found 25-year-old Malcolm Tyler Payton on the ground.

He appeared to be wounded and as officers rendered first aid, they found a gun under Payton.

He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

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