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Police Department

Welcome To the City of Rensselaer Police Department
The Rensselaer Police Department responds to the needs of the citizens of Rensselaer.  The officers patrol the city to ensure the safety of the citizens and to respond to calls for services and reports 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, 6 full-time Communication Personnel.
Chief of Police, Matthew A. Anderson

Chief Matthew A. Anderson

On December 27, 2017, Chief of Police, Matthew A. Anderson was officially sworn in by Mayor Wood to begin his service on January 01, 2018.  Anderson, an 18-year veteran, began his service with the City of Rensselaer Police Department in November of 1998 as a dispatcher.  On June 14, 1999, he was sworn in as a full-time police officer by former Chief of Police, William T. Sammons.  In December of 2016, Matthew Anderson was promoted to Lieutenant by former Chief of Police, Jeffrey S. Phillips

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 Anderson his e-mail address is: or call 219-866-7602.

Contact Us

Matthew A. Anderson, Chief of Police
201 S Cullen St
Rensselaer, 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 the afterhours contact for all utility emergencies.

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