CPD accepting applications for Columbus Public Safety Academy

COLUMBUS, Ind. – The Columbus Police Department is now accepting applications for the 2019 Columbus Public Safety Academy. This program gives participants a “behind the scenes” look at law enforcement and public safety in columbus and Bartholomew County. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with officers from police specialty units such as SWAT, Bomb Squad, Detectives, and K-9 to learn how they help keep Columbus safe. Also included, participants will get to partake in a ride along with an officer, tour the dispatch center and jail, and spend an evening learning about fire safety with the Columbus Fire Department. The course begins August 8th, and participants must be at least 18 years old. Sign up can be found here.

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Accident to cause delays on I-65 and State Road 11

Indiana State Plice, with the assistance from Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Deputies and CPD, are working a vehicle crash involving a person being struck at the 58 mile marker Southbound on I-65. Traffic had been redirected from Southbound 1-65 to at the 64 mile marker to St Rd 11 for some time. As this is being released, both southbound I 65 lanes have been reopened, but expect some delays on I – 65 north of accident and on St Rd 11.

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Auto-pedestrian accident claims life on I-65

COLUMBUS, Ind. The Bartholomew County Coroner's Office is investigating the death of a female pedestrian who was struck and killed by a semi early this morning. The incident occurred Monday in the construction zone on Interstate 65, just north of the Bartholomew-Jackson county line, near mile-marker 58, at around 3:45 a.m. Bartholomew Coroner Clayton Nolting was called to the scene, where he pronounced that the woman died from blunt force trauma. Nolting stated the car the female is believed to have occupied was apparently southbound before it became stuck in a muddy area in the median of I-65. The crash is being investigated by Indiana State Police. The woman's identity will be released once next of kin has been notified, Nolting said.

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