Tell City Police Department - Administrative Division

The Administrative Division performs the administrative and service functions of the police department. The Administrative Division is made up of the Chief of Police, Assistant Chief of Police, Lieutenants, and Records Coordinator.

Chief Derrick Lawalin joined TCPD in 2001 as a reserve officer. Chief Lawalin began serving as a full-time officer in 2002. Chief Lawalin's experience includes nine years as a canine handler. He also served as Detective before being promoted to Chief of Police in 2015. Chief Lawalin holds a Criminal Justice Degree from Vincennes University and instructor certifications in Traffic stop safety and response to active shooters. Chief Lawalin was named MADD Officer of the Year in 2005 and received a Meritorious Service Award in 2010. In addition, Chief Lawalin is a two time recipient of the "Life saving Medal". You can contact Chief Lawalin by using the contact form below:

Derrick Lawalin

Chief of Police

Assistant Chief Phillip Flamion joined TCPD in 2006 and served as a patrol officer. Assistant Chief Flamion served several years as a school resource officer before being promoted to Assistant Chief of Police in 2023. Assistant Chief Flamion is a less lethal tactics instructor for the department and supervises the communications center. Assistant Chief Flamion holds a Criminal Justice Degree from Vincennes University.

Phillip Flamion

Assistant Chief of Police

Lt. Detective Hammack has been with the Tell City Police Department since 2004, when he joined the Tell City Police Department Reserve Division. He was hired as a full time officer in May of 2006 and graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in December of that same year. Lt. Detective Hammack earned his Instructor Development Certification through the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and serves as the department's firearms instructor. Lt. Detective Hammack was promoted to the position of Detective in 2018 and has received awards such as the "Life Saving Medal" and "Citation of Commendation" during his tenure at the department.

Bryce Hammack

Lt. Detective

Cher joined TCPD in November of 2014. She began working in the dispatch center, and appointed as the Records Coordinator in 2022. Cher still retains certifications for Indiana Data & Communication Systems (IDACS) and Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) which is required for the dispatch operators. Along with her administrative duties for records, Cher fills in as needed in the dispatch center. Cher also serves as the assistant local coordinator with Indiana State for the IDACS system, and CJIS Security System. You can contact Cher Reed by using the contact form below:

Cher Reed

Records Coordinator

Jason Shadwick