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Fortville, Indiana

Fortville Police Department

Mission Statement

We, the members of the Fortville Police Department, are committed to being responsive to the people in our community through impartial, ethical, and compassionate law enforcement. We recognize that it is our responsibility to maintain order, while affording dignity and respect to every individual. Our objective is to improve the quality of life through a community partnership. We strive to make Fortville a community where all people who visit or live in Fortville, can do so safely without fear. The values of the Fortville Police Department revolve around People, Leadership, Service, and Performance.


William Knauer, Chief

Major Derek Shelley

Major Patrick Bratton

Officer Mark Lyons

Officer Matt Fox

Officer Derek Archer

Officer Brandon Pope

Officer Zach Petrey

Officer Anthony Chavez

Reserve Officers

Sgt. Scott Meyer

Officer Chris Wells

Officer Ben Kessinger

Officer Mike Trado


Pastor Phil Edwards

Deacon Frank Klauder

Employment Application – Please review instructions on the last page regarding documents that will need to accompany your application. You may type in the information on the application and print it. Then along with the required documents needed, you may email them to or mail them to- Attn: Chief of Police, 714 E. Broadway Fortville Indiana 46040.

Give an Officer a Compliment Form

Officer Complaint Form

Security/Vacation Form for Residents

Identity Theft Guide from Consumer Affairs

Golf Cart Permit Form