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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.

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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LATEST NEWS

News & Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

Hall of Heroes Comic Con 2018

September 8, 2018 - September 9, 2018

Hall of Heroes Comic Con is busting out of The Lerner Theatre this year and expanding onto Main Street in Downtown Elkhart! More room for [...]

Cup with a Cop

October 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join your neighborhood police officers for conversation and questions over a cup of coffee! WHERE: Martin's Super Markets (555 E Jackson Blvd, Elkhart, IN) 555 [...]

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"True public safety requires collaboration between law enforcement and the community." Betsy Hodges
We are dedicated to Elkhart, and it's residents. Together we can show that Elkhart is the City with a Heart.
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Severe weather can be both frightening and dangerous. We recommend following these winter driving tips:

Avoid driving while you’re fatigued.
Make sure all tires are properly inflated.
Keep your gas tank at least half full to avoid gas line freeze-up.
Avoid cruise control when driving on slippery surfaces
Buckle Up!!
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Welcome, Chief Chris Snyder!

Chief Snyder has been part of the Elkhart Police Department for 21 years. In previous years he served as Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Public Information Officer under two different chiefs. Most recently, Snyder served a detective in the Elkhart County Homicide Unit. “Chris is well-known and respected throughout the community for his professionalism and transparency,” Mayor Neese said. “During his years of service to the department, he has also earned the trust of his colleagues and other city staff.” We fully believe we are in good hands.

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Snow is coming!! Be sure to give yourself extra time this evening and tomorrow morning as the roads may be slick. Also, DO NOT leave a running vehicle unlocked or unattended. Car theft seems to increase this time of year for that very reason. So please, please lock your doors and help lower your risk. Drive safe! ... See MoreSee Less

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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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Contact Police

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.

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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