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The Elkhart Police Department is committed to working in partnership with the community to improve the quality of life and provide a safe environment with Honor, Integrity, and Justice.

COMMUNITY FIRST

The Elkhart Police Department is committed to working in partnership with the community to improve the quality of life and provide a safe environment with Honor, Integrity, and Justice.

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Frosty 5

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for the 10th Annual Frosty Five Run.  For our 10th year, we are adding a 5 MILE option as well.Enjoy the scenic cross [...]

Trudge for Suds – Elkhart Mardi Gras

February 9 @ 8:00 pm - February 10 @ 8:00 pm

The Pillars of Elkhart Present the 10th Annual Trudge for Suds - Elkhart Mardi Gras!!This event is 21+ only! Free to participate – price is [...]

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ICYMI: Mayor Neese has appointed former United States Attorney and U.S. Assistant Attorney General Deborah J. Daniels, Esq., to lead the assessment of the Elkhart Police Department. This review intends to reinforce public trust in the Police Department. Ms. Daniels will work in tandem with the Police Executive Research Forum to assess the current state of the Department and share best practices to create a roadmap for the future. "This is an opportunity to learn from other communities, and then help others to learn from us," Neese said, and we couldn't agree more. Chief Snyder commented, "This is a significant step forward for our Department, our City, and our community," We will continue to bring you updates as we commit to being honest and transparent with the community. ... See MoreSee Less

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Cpl. Ballard stopped by the St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Elkhart this afternoon to make valentines with the kiddos there. Thank you, Cpl. Ballard, for all you do in the community!

We wish you all a very safe Valentine's Day!A special visitor stopped by today! Thank you Corporal Ballard for making our Valentine's Party special! Turning letters into animals, the kids LOVED it!
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Have you ever heard a police officer use a code on the radio? Did you know what it meant? There are so many different police codes that it almost becomes its own language. That's why we decided to start a series where we break down police terminology every week!

The police codes we use today were first developed in 1937 as a way to reduce the use of speech on busy radio channels. These APCO 10 Signals are still in use today. One such 10-code you may be familiar with is 10-20 which indicates location. So when someone asks, "what's your 10-20?" they mean, "where are you?" Or an officer might say "my 10-20 is Jackson and Prairie," indicating their location. #PoliceTalkTuesday
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What We Do

Great policing isn’t just about being tough on crime – it’s about forming relationships, building bridges, and forging bonds between our men and women in blue and our community. Along with keeping our streets safe, the Elkhart Police Department reaches out to those we wish to protect and serve with events like Night Out Against Crime, our yearly Safe Trunk or Treat, and Coffee With A Cop. We are always looking for ways to improve our relationship with the good men and women of our city to move forward toward our vision of a crime-free Elkhart.

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Open and honest communication is important to us. Comments and suggestions make the Elkhart Police Department better and allow us to serve our community in the best way possible. We also welcome questions you have about law enforcement.

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Ready To Make A Difference?

Modern day policing can be challenging, exciting, and fast-paced. It takes a person of upstanding character, a giving heart, and a strong commitment to the community to wear an Elkhart Police Department badge. Are you ready to protect and serve?

Career Opportunities

WHAT WE DO

Great policing isn’t just about being tough on crime – it’s about forming relationships, building bridges, and forging bonds between our men and women in blue and our community. Along with keeping our streets safe, the Elkhart Police Department reaches out to those we wish to protect and serve with events like Night Out Against Crime, our yearly Safe Trunk or Treat, and Coffee With A Cop. We are always looking for ways to improve our relationship with the good men and women of our city to move forward toward our vision of a crime-free Elkhart.

Learn More

CONTACT US

FOR EMERGENCIES, DIAL 9-1-1

Open and honest communication is important to us. Comments and suggestions make the Elkhart Police Department better and allow us to serve our community in the best way possible. We also welcome questions you have about law enforcement.

Contact Us

READY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

Modern day policing can be challenging, exciting, and fast-paced. It takes a person of upstanding character, a giving heart, and a strong commitment to the community to wear an Elkhart Police Department badge. Are you ready to protect and serve?

Career Opportunities