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The Police Department understands that coming forward with information can often be difficult.  We make every effort to protect our sources’ identity.  Information that we receive from the public is a vital investigative tool.  We often have several questions about the information that you provide and find that it works best if we are able to speak to you directly. 

  • If you witness or are a victim of a crime, it is best to call 911.  In some non-emergency situations the 911 dispatcher may transfer you to the Records Department to file a report over the phone. 
     
  • If you have information about narcotics use or sales, you should contact the Narcotics Unit directly at (812)436-7917.
     
  • If you wish to leave information on an answering machine anonymously you may call our TIP LINE: (812)435-6194.
     
  • On occasion the department will provide a different number to contact for specific cases, such as a homicide or a wide-spread scam.

 

WHEN REPORTING A CRIME, IT IS ALWAYS HELPFUL TO TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING THINGS:

Suspect Information: name, date of birth, sex, race, hair color, height, weight, clothing, facial hair, tattoos, scars

Involved vehicle: license plate, make, model, year, color, number of doors, damage, stickers, other distinguishing marks

Time of day and frequency of events are also important.