|Hamlet Police Department||Hamlet||Indiana 46532|
|Knox Police Department||Knox||Indiana 46534|
|North Judson Police Department||North Judson||Indiana 46366|
|Culver Police Department||Culver||Indiana 46511||12 miles|
|Walkerton Police Department||Walkerton||Indiana 46574||15 miles|
|Winamac Police Department||Winamac||Indiana 46996||16 miles|
|Plymouth Police Department||Plymouth||Indiana 46563||18 miles|
|Medaryville Police Department||Medaryville||Indiana 47957||19 miles|
|Kouts Police Department||Kouts||Indiana 46347||20 miles|
|North Liberty Police Department||North Liberty||Indiana 46554||21 miles|
|Argos Police Department||Argos||Indiana 46501||21 miles|
|Lapaz Police Department||La Paz||Indiana 46537||21 miles|
|Westville Police Department||Westville||Indiana 46391||22 miles|
|Wheatfield Police Department||Wheatfield||Indiana 46392||22 miles|
|La Porte Police Department||La Porte||Indiana 46350||23 miles|
|Francesville Police Department||Francesville||Indiana 47946||24 miles|
|Valparaiso Police Department||Valparaiso||Indiana 46383||25 miles|
|Lakeville Police Department||Lakeville||Indiana 46536||25 miles|
|Rochester Police Department||Rochester||Indiana 46975||27 miles|
|Bourbon Police Department||Bourbon||Indiana 46504||27 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.