Town of Orleans Police Department

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Officers

Chief: Roy W. McFarland

He joined the Orleans Police Department on October 2, 1987 and was appointed Chief of Police on January 1, 2001. Chief McFarland served as Assistant Chief prior to being appointed Chief. Chief McFarland is a hostage/crisis negotiator and a member of the Indiana Association of Hostage-Crisis Negotiators. Chief McFarland is a graduate of Floyd Central High School and The Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Chief McFarland attended Vincennes University and has attended numerous training seminars relating to various law enforcement topics. Chief McFarland attends Dogwood Community Church and is a member of the Spring Mill Fraternal Order of Police Lodge # 172 and the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police.

 

About The Department

The Orleans Police Department has five full time sworn police to serve a population of 2,325 people. The Department has five patrol cars and is proud to serve the community with a 24 hour patrol program. Officers are dispatched by the Orange County Sheriff Department and are in constant radio contact with dispatchers. To reach an officer, Citizens can call the Orleans Police Department at (812) 865-2222. In case of an emergency Citizens may Dial 9-1-1 to request the police department, fire department, or an ambulance.

Patrolman:

Patrolman: Howard D. Rutherford

Rejoined the Orleans Police Department September 6, 1998. Off. Rutherford had previously served the Orleans Police Department from 1978 to 1980 and attained the rank of Chief prior to leaving the department. Off. Rutherford also served the French Lick Police Department from 1984 to 1998 and attained the rank of Sergeant prior to resigning to rejoin the Orleans Police Department. Off. Rutherford is a graduate of Salem Washington Township High School and The Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Off. Rutherford has attended numerous training seminars relating to law enforcement topics.

Patrolman: William Alex Fugate

joined the Orleans Police Department on July 17, 2008. Officer Fugate is a 2004 graduate of Orleans High School and graduated from University of Evansville in May of 2008 with a B.S. in Sociology. Officer Fugate attended the 176th class of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and graduated on May 1, 2009. Officer Fugate is also a member of the Spring Mill Fraternal Order of Police Lodge # 172

Patrolman: Erin Rosenberger

Officer Erin Rosenberger joined the Orleans Police Department on June 13, 2012.  Officer Rosenberger previously worked for the Bedford Police Department and the Indiana Gaming Commission.  Officer Rosenberger is a graduate of Mitchell High School and graduated from Vincennes University with an Associate’s degree in Law Enforcement.  Officer Rosenberger graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in April of 1999 and has attended numerous training seminars relating to law enforcement topics.  Officer Rosenberger is a member of the Spring Mill Fraternal Order of Police Lodge # 172.

Requirements

In order to become a police officer with the Orleans Police Department a person must be 21 years of age, possess a valid Indiana driver’s license, a high school diploma, not have any felony convictions, no convictions involving domestic violence, go through physical fitness testing, psychological testing and written testing, attended and successfully complete a Pre-Basic Course and within one year of hiring attend and successfully complete a 15 week 600 hour Basic Course at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. The Indiana Law Enforcement Basic Course contains 600 hours of training related to law enforcement topics. The officers are taught criminal law, traffic law, firearms training; emergency vehicle operations, physical tactics, EMS awareness, and human behavior are some of the major areas of instruction during this course. A variety of other police related topics such as accident investigation, criminal investigation, domestic violence and sexual assault, water rescue, arresting intoxicated drivers, crime prevention, and evidence collection.

Orleans Police Cars

 

Ford Crown Victoria

2008 Ford Expedition

 

 

 

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