CPD warns of ‘junior police camp’ phone scam

Columbus Police Department is warning the community that a phone scam is underway by an unknown individual attempting to raise money for a “junior police camp.”

A former Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. teacher received a call seeking a donation and contacted the police department, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

Harris said the police department does not solicit funds for any programs over the phone. Most of the community programs sponsored by the police department such as the Youth Academy and Public Safety Committee, are offered free to participants.

If a business or community member wishes to make a donation to the police department, such as a donation for DARE, they should contact the police department directly, Harris said.

Information: Police department, 812-376-2600