Kenny Kavanaugh, Chief of Police
Michael Scott McVoy, Assistant Chief

2218 E. 10th Streeet, Jeffersonville Indiana
Phone: 812-283-6633, Fax: 812-280-4705
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., M-F
Emergencies:  911
Non-Emergencies Dispatch:  812-283-6633 Ext 1
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 Police 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.- 7 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 Please note that 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 8 a.m. –  7 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding public holidays.


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. –  7 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding public holidays.