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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, 12 full-time officers, two K9 officers, five communications officers and two part-time employees.

Rushville Police Department

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

Assistant Chief Alex Shaver

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 17 full-time employees with 12 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


Mission Statement

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


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 and staying out of harm’s way.

Those programs include D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), demonstrations on how to properly install and use child safety seats, information on how to stay safe during special occasions such as Halloween, and the Parks Patrol, a public-private effort between the police department and local citizens designed to promote safety and a family-friendly atmosphere in local parks.

As well, the RPD provides a child identification program in which local children may visit the police station and receive a photo I.D. Rushville residents also are encouraged to visit the police station to register their bicycles to aid in returning recovered lost or stolen bikes to their rightful owners. In partnership with Clean Green Rush, Rushville residents may drop off out-of-date or unwanted prescription medications at the RPD as this step keeps those drugs from ending up in a landfill or nearby streams, rivers and lakes. And, officers from the RPD host Bike Safety Rodeos for area youth where basic bicycle safety and rules of the road are shared.

In addition, someone from the Rushville Police Department is available to speak to local groups, clubs or organizations about the RPD, local programs administered by the RPD and/or law enforcement in general. Anyone interested is encouraged to contact the chief of police for more information.

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:


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