Evansville Police Department

Crime Prevention Unit

Evansville Police Department Crime Prevention Unit has 8 Crime Prevention Officers (CPO), and 1 Sergeant. There are 3 sectors and 12 beats, and each beat has a CPO assigned. In each sector and beat there are 42 neighborhood associations which have a CPO assigned. The CPOs work closely with the neighborhood associations building trust and working together to solve crime. The CPO Unit provides security instruction as well as information about the EPD and police work in general. Schools, businesses, organizations, churches, and individuals are encouraged to call (812) 435-6135 or stop by our Crime Prevention Office located at 100 E. Walnut St., Suite 100 for further information. 

Sgt. Joshua Brewer

CPO Unit Commander

Sgt. Joshua Brewer is the CPO Unit Commander, he supervises and oversees the community police unit, its officers and its programs. Sgt. Brewer can be reached at (812)435-6039 and is stationed in the Crime Prevention Office along with the CPOs.

Officer Mario Reid

Mental Health/Homeless liaison

Mario Reid joined the Evansville Police Department in January 2014, starting a journey dedicated to serving and protecting the community. In July 2020, he assumed the role of department's first Community Mental Health Liaison Officer, reflecting his commitment to meeting the unique needs of Mental Health Consumers in the Evansville area. Leveraging his expertise as an investigator and Case Manager, Officer Reid employs a collaborative case management approach to engage individuals experiencing crisis in mental health services. He can be reached at (812)485-3065.

Meet Your Crime Prevention Officers

SOUTH SECTOR

Boundaries for South Sector:  Lloyd Expressway south to the city limits and Riverside east to Weinbach Ave.

South Sector has 3 beats and each beat has a CPO assigned to it.  The CPO is the liaison for the beat and the neighborhood associations in that beat.

Beat 1 Boundaries are Lloyd Expressway south to Washington Avenue, NW Riverside east to Kentucky.

Beat 2 Boundaries are Washington Avenue south to I69, Veterans Parkway to Kentucky Avenue

Beat 3 boundaries are Lloyd Expressway south to I69, Kentucky Ave. east to Weinbach.

 

Beat 1

OFFICER DC Christian

(812) 485-3063
DC Christian has been with the Evansville Police Department for 5 years. He chose a career in law enforcement because he recognized, at a young age, the importance of law enforcement in the community he resided in. He observed the order that police brought to the community in response to shootings, domestic violence, and accidents. His favorite part of being an EPD police officer is the opportunity to serve the people and community that he has grown to love. 

Beat 2

OFFICER Bill Fendel

(812) 435-6035
Bill Fendel was born and raised in Dubois County, Indiana. He is a graduate of Northeast Dubois High School (1989) and Indiana State University (1993). He worked at Branchville Correctional Facility for approximately six months before being hired by EPD in September of 1994. He has served in Motor Patrol his entire career with EPD. He has been married for 15 years and has two children (22-year-old stepson and 15-year-old daughter). He is a devout, church-going Christian of about four years. His primary hobbies/interests are reading, playing drums, and playing ping-pong and pool. He looks forward to serving as a CPO. 

Beat 3

Officer CHAD DIEdRICH
(812)435-6037

Chad Diedrich was raised in Evansville, Indiana. He graduated from Bosse High School in 1990 and attended the University of Southern Indiana.  He has been with the Evansville Police Department since 2005 working in motor patrol, Crime Prevention, Detectives office and served on the SWAT Team.  He has been happily married for 29 years and has two children.  He loves serving the citizens in his hometown as a Crime Prevention Officer.  Officer Diedrich has formed some amazing relationships with the wonderful neighbors in Evansville over the years and is looking forward to serving in the years to come.

Neighborhood Associations:

BEAT 1

  • Knight meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30 PM 
  • Bellemeade/Bayard Park meet the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:00 PM
  • Downtown meets the 2nd Tuesday of every other month at 6 PM (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, and Nov).
  • Coin meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 10:00 AM
  • CCIA meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM
  • Riverside meets the 3rd Wednesday of EVEN months (Feb, Apr, June, Aug, Oct, and Dec).
  • OEHA meets the last Tuesday of ODD  months at 6:30 PM (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov)

BEAT 2

  • Tepe Park meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30 PM  (Mar -Dec)
  • Glenwood meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM (Feb – Nov)
  • Culver meets on 3rd Tuesday quarterly at 6:30 PM (Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct)
  • Goosetown meets the 4th Tuesday of even months only at 6:30 PM

BEAT 3

  • Presidents meets at time and date TBD
  • University South meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM
  • Akin Park meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:15 PM
  • Lincolnshire meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM
 

South Sector Citizens Meeting

They meet the 2nd Thursday in January, May and September 

Partnership Meeting

They meet the 1st Wednesday in March, July and November

The meeting location is the CK Newsome Community Center, Room 118 C & D at 6PM

East SECTOR

Boundaries are Hwy 41 east to the city limits everything NE and SE of Weinbach and Washington Ave. to the city limits.

East Sector has 5 beats and each beat has a CPO assigned to it.  The CPO is the liaison for the beat and the neighborhood associations in that beat

Beat 1 boundaries are Morgan Ave. north to the city limits, Hwy 41 east to Green River Rd.

 Beat 2 boundaries are Weinbach Ave. east to Green River Rd., and Morgan Ave. south to Washington Ave.

Beat 3 boundaries are Weinbach Ave east to Green River Rd., and Washington Ave south to the city limits.

Beat 4 boundaries are Green River Rd to Burkhardt and south of Newburgh Rd to city limits including east of Burkhardt.

 Beat 5 boundaries are Lloyd & Green River Rd. north and east to the city limits.

 

Andrew Smith

Beat 1, 3, & 5

Officer Andrew Smith
(812) 485-3061

Andrew Smith was born and raised in California where he was a Correctional Officer for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for nearly 7 years. Andrew and his family moved to Evansville once he was hired by the Evansville Police Department in March of 2021. Andrew has worked in the Motor Patrol Unit in the East and South sectors. Andrew joined EPD’s recruitment team in 2023 where he continued to further his desire to connect with the community, building real and meaningful connections with the people of Evansville. Most recently, Andrew was assigned to the EPD’s crime prevention unit where he plans to pursue his goal of making a positive and lasting impact in the community he calls home. 
Terrance Eastwood

Beat 2, 4, & 5

Officer Terrance Eastwood
(812) 435-6107

Terrance Eastwood was hired by the Evansville Police Department on March 29th, 2021, leaving a Corn Conservation Technician position at Azteca Milling. Terrance joined the Evansville Police Department to make a difference in the community and has always led with establishing a relationship with the community to better serve and protect them. Since then, he has patrolled the west sector beat 4 on 2nd shift. While learning from fellow officers and eager to make a difference in the community, Terrance was hired into the CPO unit March of 2024. Terrance believes that at the core of police work is community engagement and dedicates himself to being not only a vessel to the community but also a resource to combat crime in the area. Looking to make the Evansville area a better place for everyone, Terrance is eager to work alongside the many units in the Evansville Police Department to collaborate and make and keep our communities safe. 

Neighborhood Associations:

BEAT 1 & 2

  • Timber Park meets 1st Monday of each month at 6:30 PM
  • Willemette meets 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM
  • Oakhill meets 4th Monday of each month at 6:00 PM
  • Wesselman meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 PM. (No meetings in Feb, Dec)
  • Midtown meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month (Apr, May, June, Sept, Oct) at 6:30 PM.
  • Alvord Blvd meets the last Tuesday of each month (Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Aug, Oct, Nov) at 7 PM
  • South Lincoln Park meets quarterly (Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct) at 6:30 PM

BEAT 3 & 4

  • South Dexter meets 1st Monday of each month at 6:00 PM
  • Southeast Side meets 1st Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM
  • Ross Center meets 2nd Thursday of each month  at 6:00 PM
  • Eastview meets 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM
  • Lorraine Park meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM
  • Arcadian Acres TBD
  • Plaza meets 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM

East Sector Citizens meeting

They meet the 3rd Tuesday in January, May and September

 Partnership Meeting

They meet the 1st Wednesday in March, July and November

The meeting place is the CK Newsome Community Center, Room 118 C & D at 6 PM

West SECTOR

Boundaries at Lloyd Expressway north to the city limits, and Hwy 41 and Lloyd Expressway west to the city limits. 

West sector has 4 beats and each beat has a CPO assigned to it.  The CPO is the liaison for the beat and the neighborhood associations in that beat.

Beat 1 Boundaries are St Joe Avenue west to the City limits, Broadway north to the City limits.

Beat 2 Boundaries are Lloyd Expressway north to Diamond Avenue. and St. Joe Avenue east to First Ave.

Beat 3 Boundaries are First Avenue East to Highway 41 and Diamond Avenue south to Lloyd Expressway.

Beat 4 Boundaries are Highway 41 and Diamond Avenue to Kratzville Road to the City limits to the north.

 

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Beat 1 & 2

OFFICER John Montgomery

(812) 435-6116
John Montgomery is excited about his new assignment with the Evansville Police Department’s Crime Prevention Office as a West Sector CPO. He has been employed by the Evansville Police Department for 16 years with a total of 24 years in law enforcement. He has worked in the patrol unit, Field Training Unit, K9 Unit, and the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Drug Task force for nearly 10 years. He is also a certified instructor through the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. John graduated from Mater Dei High School in 1997. He is married to his wife of 9 years, and they have three amazing children. They are members of St. Philip Catholic Parish, where he has been a lifelong member. He is eager to begin working with the residents of Evansville. 
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Beat 3 & 4

OFFICER Ben Hallmark

(812) 435-6105
Ben Hallmark is a father of two children and happily married to his best friend. He has been a Policeman since 2017 and has enjoyed serving in roles with the SWAT team, as a Field Training Officer, and as an instructor for the Police Academy. He looks forward to serving the City of Evansville as a Crime Prevention Officer and building relationships with members of the community.

Neighborhood Associations:

BEAT 1

  • Poplar Grove meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM  
  • West Side Improvement meets the 3rd Thursday in March, June, Sept at 6:00PM
  • Western Terrace meets quarterly TBD at 6:30 PM  
  • Helfrich meets the 1st Monday of each month at 6:00 PM 

BEAT 2

  • STAR meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM
  • CHAIN meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM (except December) 

BEAT 3

  • Jacobsville meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM
  • Business 41 meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:15 PM
  • Diamond Stringtown meets the 1st Tuesday of every other month at 6:00PM (Feb, Apr, Jun, Oct, Dec) 

BEAT 4

  • North Country Club meets quarterly the 3rd Tuesday of (Mar, June, Sept, Dec) at 6:00 PM

 
 

West Sector Citizens meeting

They meet the 3rd Thursday in January, May and September

Partnership Meeting

They meet the 1st Wednesday in March, July and November

The meeting place is the CK Newsome Community Center, Room 118 C & D at 6 PM

Crime Prevention Unit Contacts

NAME
DESK TX
CRIME PREVENTION OFFICE
 
Sergeant Joshua Brewer     5214
435-6039
Main Line
435-6135
CPO Office Secretary
435-6115
 
 
CPO                                  Beats                  School              Badge #
 
CRIME PREVENTION/ WEST SECTOR
 
John Montgomery       1 & 2                     Helfrich            1158
435-6116
Ben Hallmark                3 & 4                     Cedar Hall      1431
435-6105
 
 
CRIME PREVENTION/ EAST SECTOR
 
Andrew Smith                 1&3                      McGary            1515
485-3061
Terrance Eastwood       2&4                     Washington    1514
435-6107
 
 
CRIME PREVENTION/ SOUTH SECTOR
 
DC Christian                     1                          Lincoln              1470
485-3063
Bill Fendel                          2                          Plaza                  1158
435-6035
Chad Diedrich                  3                          Lodge                1294
435-6037
 
 
MENTAL HEALTH/HOMELESS LIAISON
 
Mario Reid                                                     ERM                     1401
485-3065

Inclement-weather safety reminder

This is a reminder of the policy that is in effect in the advent of adverse weather conditions.

 

It is the recommendation for the safety and well being for those involved to cancel any and all meetings and minor events that involve the EPD/CPO unit.  This policy is in place to help assist those involved to help determine if a meeting or event will be held.  While we will attempt to make notifications when possible there may be times when these notifications may be missed.  Below are some guidelines to follow if you ever question if a meeting will still take place.

                  When local news outlets or National Weather Center issue a 

                  weather advisory, a storm watch, storm warning, or other

                  natural disaster that covers the time period of the meeting then 

                  that meeting will be cancelled

             

                  If the EVSC or participating school systems close, then the

                  meeting at those locations will also be cancelled.  This may be

                  harder to determine since individual schools may close.  If in

                  doubt contact the EVSC or school in question.

             

                   Anytime the City of Evansville announces that the city is closed 

                   for whatever reason then all meetings will be cancelled.

 

This policy is to help insure the elderly, physically challenged, and anyone who walks to meetings stay safe and is not endangered.  It is our goal first and foremost to keep people safe and sound.  If the organization or neighborhood determines they still want to hold a meeting, that is their decision to do so, but they do so against the advice of the EPD and will do so knowing an officer will NOT attend the meeting.

 

If you are not sure if we have your contact information, do not utilize Nextdoor.com, the EPD & CPO Facebook pages then call the Crime Prevention Office and give us your information.  If you have any questions, contact your beat CPO.