Tipton City, Indiana

We are a community of hard working people with a commitment to keeping our city safe, clean, and prosperous.

Police Department

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Chief, Thomas Clark

The Tipton Police Department is dedicated to providing the highest levels of service to the community to keep it safe, protect lives and property, prevent crime, preserve peace, maintain order, and enforce the laws in a manner consistent with the United States Constitution, Indiana state laws, and local ordinances. The department prides itself in working hand-in-hand with the citizens of the City of Tipton in its continuing effort to enhance the quality of life for all.

Tipton Police Chief Thomas Clark oversees the activities of eleven full-time officers, a community service/animal control officer, a public safety administrative coordinator, and a secretary. The department also has several certified instructors, including firearms, sniper, EVOC, S.T.O.P.S., physical tactics, D.A.R.E. officers, and general topics. Chief Clark, along with the entire department, is available for a variety of community outreach programs and is ready to serve you, whatever your need.

The police department only accepts cash, check or money order.  NO ELECTRONIC PAYMENT AVAILABLE

The department’s administrative staff can help you obtain copies of:

Bicycle Tags
Bicycle tags cost $1 each and must be renewed every year.

Crash Reports
Crash reports from the state cost $10 each. Because they take awhile to obtain, please allow us ample time when making your request. Crash reports also can be purchased online at www.buycrash.com for $12.

Dog Tags
Tags for each spayed or neutered dog cost $2 each. Tags for each dog that has not been spayed or neutered cost $6 each. Owner must provide proof of current rabies shot. Tags must be renewed every year.

Golf Cart Licenses
Golf cart licenses cost $25 each. Before the department can issue the license, the golf cart must be inspected by a police officer. Owner must also provide proof of insurance. Licenses must be renewed every year.

Gun Permits
Fees for gun permits vary. Click “Indiana Handgun Permits” link below for details. Four-year or lifetime permits are available. See “Indiana Handgun Permits” link for additional information.

VIN Checks
Vin checks for those who live within the City of Tipton cost $5 for any vehicle with a motor. We do not charge for VIN check on trailers. VIN checks for motor-driven vehicles can be paid for only during office hours.

These items are available by applying in person at Tipton Police Department during office hours—8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday (excluding holidays)

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Police Department
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225 E Jefferson St
Tipton, IN 46072
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  • Phone: (765) 675-2152
  • Fax: (765) 675-3500
  • Staff Directory
  • Office Hours:
    M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (excluding holidays)

    Dispatch: 765-675-2111
    Tip Line: 765-675-1280
    EMERGENCY DIAL 911

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