Police

Chris Grimm, Chief of Police
Scott Oliver, Assistant Chief
Greg Sumler, Assistant Chief

Suite 135, City Hall, 500 Quartermaster Court
Phone: 812-283-6633, Fax: 812-280-4705
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., M-F


Emergencies: 911
Anonymous Tip Line: 812-218-TIPS (8477)


Coming Soon: Online Reporting

The Jeffersonville Police Department and other law enforcement agencies within the State of Indiana operate under Indiana Code 5-2 and enforce Indiana Code Title 35, as well as certain local ordinances.

The Jeffersonville Police Department is staffed by professional, full-time police officers who are represented by Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 100.

Police Merit Commission

The Jeffersonville Fire Merit Commission meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in Room 101, City Hall, 500 Quartermaster Court.

The Police Merit Commission was created by City Council resolution 2008-R-030 and amended with resolution 2009-R-017under the authority granted by Indiana Code 36-8-3.5. The Commission is responsible for hiring, disciplinary actions and promotions within the police department. Under Indiana Code, its five members include appointments by the mayor (two), City Council (one) and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 100 (two).

The Police Merit Commission will not consider applications for employment that come from sources other than the city's Human Resources Department.

Records Division (Incident and Vehicle Crash Reports)

The Jeffersonville Police Records Division is open 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday and is closed on weekends and public holidays. Reports are generally available to the public three business days after the report was submitted to police. There is no charge for copies of incident reports.

Copies of vehicle crash reports cost $5 each if picked up in person or $12 each if accessed online at buycrash.com. Please note that buycrash.com is a third-party provider of crash reports that is owned by Open Portal Solutions (formerly Holt Sheets) of Greenwood, Indiana and utilized by law enforcement agencies such as the Jeffersonville Police Department and Indiana State Police.

Handgun Permits

Handguns are regulated by Indiana Code 35-47-2. Online applications for handgun permits are available online from the Indiana State Police, including answers to frequently asked questions.

The Jeffersonville Police Department completes handgun permit applications between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, excluding public holidays.

Special Events/Street and Clark Memorial Bridge Closures

Major Glenn Jackson coordinates the Jeffersonville Police Department's efforts relating to special events and the closures of streets and the Clark Memorial Bridge (commonly referred to as the Second Street Bridge), the latter of which is done in conjunction with the Louisville Metro Police Department for special events -- such as charity walks -- that include the bridge.

Vehicle Identification Number Checks

Indiana Code 9-18-2 establishes the requirements for vehicle registration and licensing within the State of Indiana. New residents have 60 days from the date of residency to register and plate any vehicles that were legally registered and licensed in another state. Car dealers will generally provide buyers with temporary tags that give them 30 days to register and plate vehicles.

Any vehicles brought from another state to be registered and licensed in Indiana must undergo a Vehicle Identification Number check from local police. The Jeffersonville Police Department provides this service for a $5 charge, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding public holidays.

STEAMBOAT DAYS

steamboat 2After 15 years, the City of Jeffersonville is proudly bringing back Steamboat Days! The festivities will be held October 17th-19th, 2014 in conjunction with the Belle of Louisville's 100th Birthday Celebration. Come for music, food, arts, steamboats and family!  Learn about the benefits of sponsoring below. 

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RIVERSTAGE

riverstage_logoThe RiverStage is Southern Indiana's premier outdoor entertainment venue. The 2014 events schedule will again include Broadway on the River, Rolling Out the Weekend concerts and Twilight Cinema, all free to the public. In June Jeffersonville will host the fourth annual Smokin' On The River, a BBQ, Blues and Brew Festival. Find out more on the RiverStage's new website.

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JEFF MAIN STREET

mainstreetJeffersonville Main Street Inc. is a nonprofit organization working to continue the revitalization of the commercial and residential districts of downtown Jeffersonville. Be sure to check out their website for information about upcoming community events, the Jeffersonville Farmers Market, Concerts in the Park, and other news.

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JEFF PARKS DEPT

The Jeffersonville Parks Department has a great lineup of programs and activities for all ages! The new website features bios on every park in Jeffersonville as well as events and activities.

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