What The Prosecutors Office does

The Floyd County Prosecutor is charged with the responsibility of representing the State of Indiana in all felony and misdemeanor criminal prosecutions resulting from criminal activity within Floyd County, Indiana. Juvenile violations, all traffic offenses, and other infraction violations of state law within Floyd County are handled by this office.In addition, the Office of the Floyd County Prosecutor is responsible for enforcing certain child support court orders through its Title IV-D Child Support Division.


Chad Kessinger, Chief Investigator

Chad began his career in law enforcement in 1994 with the Louisville Division of Police and then with the newly merged Louisville Metro Police Department.He served in various positions including patrol, district detective, flex detective, street crimes detective and a former member of LMPD’s Special Weapons and Tactic’s Team (SWAT). Chad was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and commanded units in the Patrol Bureau, Basic Training Unit, and Public Integrity Unit. He was assigned to the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Public Corruption Task Force while working as an investigator in Public Integrity. Chad was promoted to Lieutenant and served in both operational and administrative command roles in LMPD’s Fourth Division. Chad Kessinger is part of a continuing family line of law enforcement professionals. Together his family has dedicated over 149 years of service to the community.  

Ed Adams, Investigator

Ed began his career as an Indiana State Police Officer assigned to the Versailles Post, and completed his career at the Sellersburg Post. During his 26-year career, he worked as a Trooper for 10 years, a Detective for 5 years, a Detective Supervisor for 4 years and a District First Sergeant Assistant Commander for 7 years. He also served as a Hostage Negotiator for 12 years.

Ed graduated from the Northwestern University School of Staff and Command in 1990.He worked as an Investigator for Keith Henderson in Crawford County for 4 years, and as the Chief Investigator for Keith Henderson in Floyd County for 12 ½ years.

Joe Towns, Investigator

Joe Towns has been an Investigator for the Floyd County Prosecutor’s Office since his retirement as an Indiana State Police Detective during the summer of 2006. Towns began his law enforcement career in 1982 as a reserve officer for the Clark County Sheriff’s Department. Upon graduation from the Indiana State Police Academy in December 1983, he was assigned to the Evansville State Police District as a Trooper. He later transferred to the Sellersburg State Police District and was assigned to both Floyd and Harrison County.Towns was also assigned as a Trooper in Clark County, until his promotion to Corporal Post Command in 1991, a duty he performed at the Sellersburg Post until December 1998 when he was transferred to the Gaming Division at Caesars Indiana Casino as a State Police Detective. Investigator Towns worked as a Detective in that capacity until joining the Prosecutor’s Office in 2006.

Administrative Staff

The administrative staff for the Office of the Floyd County Prosecutor manages the day-to-day workings of the office and ensures that our organization is able to operate efficiently with a high level of quality performance and professionalism. Our administrative staff can assist you with general questions, as well as with our Infraction Deferral Program.

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