|Walkerton Police Department||Walkerton||Indiana 46574||6 miles|
|Lakeville Police Department||Lakeville||Indiana 46536||8 miles|
|Lapaz Police Department||La Paz||Indiana 46537||8 miles|
|New Carlisle Police Department||New Carlisle||Indiana 46552||12 miles|
|South Bend Police Department||South Bend||Indiana 46601||13 miles|
|Hamlet Police Department||Hamlet||Indiana 46532||13 miles|
|Plymouth Police Department||Plymouth||Indiana 46563||15 miles|
|Roseland Police Department||Roseland||Indiana 46637||15 miles|
|Mishawaka Police Department||Mishawaka||Indiana 46544||16 miles|
|Bremen Police Department||Bremen||Indiana 46506||16 miles|
|La Porte Police Department||La Porte||Indiana 46350||16 miles|
|Knox Police Department||Knox||Indiana 46534||19 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.