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Rushville Police Department

The mission of the Rushville Police Department is to continually strive to be anywhere, anytime, to help anyone with anything.

Rushville Police Department

Craig Tucker, Police Chief
270 W. 15th Street
Rushville, IN 46173
911 to report emergencies

Assistant Chief Alex Shaver

The Rushville Police Department is a professional law enforcement agency serving citizens and visitors of Rushville 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The department employs two detectives, 13 full-time officers, two K9 officers, one full-time School Resource Officer, five full-time communications officers, two part-time communications officers, and four volunteer, reserve officers.

A Letter from the Chief

On behalf of the men and women of the Rushville Police Department, I would like to thank you for visiting our Web site. The Rushville Police Department currently consists of 18 full-time employees with 13 sworn police officers and five communications officers. We proudly serve the population of Rushville and those citizens who work in and visit our city each day. We pride ourselves on professionalism and strive to provide the highest quality services to those in our care.

We have dedicated ourselves to developing programs and innovative solutions to combat the crime problems that present themselves in our city. By incorporating initiatives such as the D.A.R.E. program, a narcotics program, a bicycle patrol program and other such solutions, we have enjoyed a decrease in property crime as well as violent crime. Our staff is committed to making the City of Rushville a first-class city in which to live, work and raise a family.

As you navigate through our Web site, please take advantage of any opportunities you see to help partner with our department and help improve our community. If I can be of any assistance to you, please do not hesitate to call or email me at

Craig M. Tucker
Chief of Police


Rushville Police Department Programs

In addition to patrolling local streets and answering calls, the Rushville Police Department is involved with several programs designed to educate the general public regarding the dangers of drug and alcohol use, general crime prevention, and keeping our area schools safe all in efforts to make our hometown safer.

Those programs include D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), police K9 demonstrations and illegal substance identification programs, and information on how to stay safe during special occasions such as Halloween.  The Rushville Police Department also oversees and provides officers for the School Resource Officer program in partnership with Rush County Schools with one full-time SRO and several more part-time SROs consisting of fully sworn police officers.

The Rushville Police Department encourages residents to visit the police station to register their bicycles to aid in returning recovered lost or stolen bikes to their rightful owners.  The Rushville Police Department also performs inspections, per ordinance, on golf carts and UTVs to insure safe, legal operation of these vehicles on city streets.  The application for golf carts and UTVs can be located on the city website.

Members of the Rushville Police Department are available to speak to local groups, clubs or organizations about the Rushville Police Department, local programs administered by this agency and/or law enforcement in general. Anyone interested is encouraged to contact the Chief of Police for more information. 

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Important Telephone Numbers Inside the Department



Non-Emergency Central Dispatch:




Important Telephone Numbers
Outside the Department

Adult Protective Services:


Rush County Victim’s Assistance:




Division of Family & Children (CPS):


Rush County Health Department:

765-932-3103 or 765-932-2216

Rush County Probation Department:


Rush County Prosecutor’s Office:


Rush County Sheriff’s Office Non-Emergency Dispatch:


Important Links

Click here to apply to the Police Department

Presidential Executive Order 14074 Letter of Notification

Application for Golf Carts/UTV’s 

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