|Kouts Police Department||Kouts||Indiana 46347||36 miles|
|Merrillville Police Department||Merrillville||Indiana 46410||38 miles|
|East Chicago Police Department||East Chicago||Indiana 46312||38 miles|
|Plymouth Police Department||Plymouth||Indiana 46563||38 miles|
|Cassopolis Police Department||Cassopolis||Michigan 49031||38 miles|
|Bremen Police Department||Bremen||Indiana 46506||39 miles|
|Whiting Police Department||Whiting||Indiana 46394||39 miles|
|North Judson Police Department||North Judson||Indiana 46366||40 miles|
|Griffith Police Department||Griffith||Indiana 46319||40 miles|
|Highland Police Department||Highland||Indiana 46322||40 miles|
|Hebron Police Department||Hebron||Indiana 46341||40 miles|
|Elkhart Police Department||Elkhart||Indiana 46516||41 miles|
|Hartford Police Department||Hartford||Michigan 49057||41 miles|
|Crown Point Police Department||Crown Point||Indiana 46307||41 miles|
|Wakarusa Police Department||Wakarusa||Indiana 46573||41 miles|
|Hammond Police Department||Hammond||Indiana 46320||42 miles|
|Schererville Police Department||Schererville||Indiana 46375||42 miles|
|Munster Police Department||Munster||Indiana 46321||43 miles|
|Covert Township Police Department||Covert||Michigan 49043||43 miles|
|Culver Police Department||Culver||Indiana 46511||43 miles|
Police departments are municipal law enforcement agencies empowered to enforce city and state laws. These departments play a vital role in maintaining order, protecting private property and protecting the public.
Police departments only have jurisdiction in a limited geographic area. Some police are responsible for security in towns or cities, while others are responsible for patrolling university campuses or other public institutions. Police departments are responsible for issuing citations for speeding, parking and other minor violations to promote public safety.
They also investigate serious crimes, collect evidence, make arrests, and work with other law enforcement agencies in nearby jurisdictions, such as sheriffs' offices. Police departments also maintain databases of criminal records, including mugshots and police blotters. These police records help investigate and prosecute crimes and allow the public to perform background checks.