Help Us Help You
Through the years Bargersville has maintained a reputation of a growing hometown community. It is a community that attracts many different types of people who preserve hometown values and respect for one another. In order for us to continue to in this same fashion law abiding citizens are always needed to be watchful in their own neighborhoods. If ever you should encounter suspicious activity please call the Johnson County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center at (317) 736-5155.
To better assist the Dispatch Center, please remember to obtain as much information as possible such as (but not limited to):
Hopefully you will never need to access services in regards to a domestic violence issue, but if you find you or another resident in a domestic violence situation please know we are here to help. Bargersville Police Department holds a zero tolerance for domestic violence. In addition, Turning Point domestic Violence Services offer support for victims of domestic violence and their families. They provide legal advocacy, support groups, safety planning, and case management services.
Other sources for assistance:
Violence Crisis Line 800-221-6311
Bargersville does not require a vendor to hold a permit to solicit door-to-door. We do ask that each solicitor check in with our department and provide the following information:
If you are a resident of the town and wish to inquire about a solicitor or report suspicious activity please contact our office Monday through Friday, 8am to 4:30 p.m. (317) 422-1222. If it is after the hours listed above, or if no answer, then call (317) 736-5155 and request a Bargersville officer to meet or speak with you.
Better Business Bureau for Central Indiana
HOME AND NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY
In these times of economic distress, many people are concerned about the threat of rising crime in their communities. Fortunately, there are ways to help protect your home and your neighborhood from crime. From simple steps like keeping your doors locked to starting a Neighborhood Watch program, there are plenty of things you can do to prevent crime.
Work with your neighbors to keep your neighborhood clean and orderly. Keep spare keys with a trusted neighbor or nearby shopkeeper, not under a doormat or planter, on a ledge, or in the mailbox. Set timers on lights when you're away from home or your business is closed, so they appear to be occupied. Illuminate or eliminate places an intruder might hide: the spaces between trees or shrubs, stairwells, alleys, hallways, and entry ways. With many law enforcement agencies cutting costs, it has never been more important for citizens to work together to prevent crime.
Check out the following link to rate your own risk for burglary!
Identity theft is the fastest growing crime of the 21st century. It occurs when someone uses your personal information, such as your name, Social Security number, credit card number, or bank debit card without your permission, to commit fraud or other crimes.
Identity theft crosses all social, economic, racial and gender barriers. You or someone you know may have experienced some form of identity theft. The crime takes many forms. Identity thieves may rent an apartment, make purchases, obtain a credit card, or establish a telephone account in your name. You may not find out about the theft until you review your credit report or a credit card statement and notice charges you didn’t make—or until you’re contacted by a debt collector.
Identity theft is serious. Electronic technology has made our lives easier but also has made stealing information more convenient for the identity thieves; trading convenience for security may not be the right decision when conducting business.
It is impossible to completely prevent identity theft. Here are a few helpful hints published by the Indiana State Police that can reduce your risk from becoming a victim:
If you are a resident of Bargersville and you are a victim, immediately: