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The Washington Police Department (WPD) stands as a dedicated force comprised of twenty-one sworn officers and two administrative assistants. Complementing this professional team, the department boasts a dynamic reserve officer program consisting of community volunteers. These volunteers actively contribute to the community, participating in parades, festivals, athletic events, and routine patrols.

With an unwavering commitment to the citizens of Washington, Indiana (population approximately 12,000), the WPD offers a diverse range of services. These services include complimentary Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) checks, golf cart inspections for those seeking legal registration for city street travel (Local Registration Fees Apply), and fingerprinting services for a nominal $5.00 fee. Additionally, residents within the corporate limits of the City of Washington can avail themselves of background checks for handgun applications.

Operating around the clock, 365 days a year, the Washington Police Department is at the forefront of responding to an array of service calls and investigating a broad spectrum of criminal cases.

Beyond its essential role in ensuring the protection of life and property, the WPD places a strong emphasis on community policing. Officers actively engage with the public through various initiatives, including Safety Night Out events, captivating K-9 demonstrations, enlightening bicycle safety talks, child safety programs, neighborhood safety discussions, informative business security and safety presentations, Emergency Response Team (ERT) training demonstrations, and serving as a Safe Stop for trick-or-treaters during Halloween festivities. The Washington Police Department is not just a law enforcement agency; it's a vital part of the community fabric, dedicated to fostering safety and building strong connections with the residents it serves.


As leaders within the community, we steadfastly commit to upholding the highest standards of professionalism and integrity in executing our duties. With an unwavering dedication to the principles of fairness and profound respect for every citizen, our allegiance is dual-fold—to the core of our mission and the community we serve with diligence.

In safeguarding the rights of all residents, we approach our responsibilities with an unwavering commitment to dignity, honor, and compassion. Endowed with the courage to champion righteousness and confront wrongdoing, we navigate the complexities of law enforcement with a resolute application of judicious common sense.

Our mission is to protect and serve the community with the utmost dedication, fostering an environment of safety, trust, and collaboration. Through rigorous adherence to professional standards, we aspire to be a beacon of exemplary law enforcement, ensuring the welfare and well-being of the residents we are privileged to serve in the great city of Washington.

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101 NE 3rd St
Washington, IN 47501
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