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Welcome To The City of Rensselaer Police Department

Rensselaer Police Department

The Rensselaer Police Department responds to the needs of the citizens of Rensselaer. The officers patrol the City to insure the safety of the citizens and to respond to calls for services and calls reporting criminal activity. The Rensselaer Police Department can respond to these calls with patrol cars or the bike patrol.
Administrative Telephone (219) 866-7602
Urgent Telephone (219) 866-7611
Emergency Telephone 9 1 1
Number of Employees 11 full-time Sworn Police Officers, 5 full-time Communication Personnel.
Chief of Police, Jeffrey S. Phillips

Chief Jeffrey S Phillips

On January 12, 2012, Chief of Police, Jeffrey S. Phillips was officially sworn in by Clerk-Treasurer, Frieda Bretzinger. Phillips, a 25 year veteran, began his service with the City of Rensselaer Police Department in May of 1986 as a dispatcher. On November 17,1987 he was sworn in as a full time police officer by former Chief of Police, Dennis Anslover. In January, 2000, former Mayor Herb Arihood appointed Sgt. Phillips as Chief of Police. On January 01, 2012 Mayor Stephen A. Wood, announced that Chief Phillips would continue to serve the City of Rensselaer as Chief of Police. On January 11, 2016 Mayor Stephen A. Wood serving his 2nd term as Mayor re-appointed Chief Phillips to continue his service as Chief of Police. 

Our Mission
All members of the Rensselaer Police Department are committed to outstanding professionalism in our service to the community. We strive to preserve, protect, and defend all persons and properties within the City of Rensselaer.
With the authority of those we serve, we are dedicated to maintaining community values while respecting individual rights and fairness above all.
If you have any questions or need to contact Chief Phillips his e-mail address is: or call 219-866-7602.
The Rensselaer Police Department now has a Facebook Page that can be seen at

Contact Us

Jeffrey S. Phillips, Chief of Police
IN,  47978
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  • Phone: (219) 866-7602
  • Fax: (219) 866-2377
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  • The Police Department operates on a 24 hour, seven days per week time frame. The Rensselaer Police Department is also the after hours contact for all utility emergencies.

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