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Tipton City, Indiana

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

Police Department


Chief of Police Jeff Stout

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 Jeff Stout oversees the activities of thirteen full-time officers, a part-time officer, a community service/animal control officer, a public safety administrative coordinator, and a public safety administrative assistant. Department personnel consists of certified instructors and specialty teams, including firearms, sniper, K-9, UAS (drone), EVOC, S.T.O.P.S., physical tactics, D.A.R.E., and general topics. Chief Stout, 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 accepts cash, check, electronic payment or money order. 

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

Bicycle Tags
Bicycle tags cost $1 each and assist the department in returning your bicycle to the proper person in the event your bicycle is lost or stolen.

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 for $12.

Dog Tags
There are no charges for dog tags; however, in the event your pet is lost or missing, it makes the return of your pet much more likely by our animal control officer if your pet is registered with the department.

Golf Cart Licenses
Golf cart licenses cost $25 each. Before the department can issue the license, the golf cart must be inspected by an officer. Owner must also provide proof of insurance. Licenses must be renewed every year for operation in the City of Tipton limits.

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 checks 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 the 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

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