Police Department

City of North Vernon Police (NVPD)

Our department is a progressive, community-oriented police agency committed to improving the quality of life for the citizens we serve.  We invite you to learn about our agency by browsing our website. Here you will find a wide range of information about our organization, its members, and the programs we offer to our community.  

IMG_8484The members of the North Vernon Police Department rigorously defend and sustain identifiable core values that guide them through uncertain, unimaginable, and often horrific situations. Truth, honesty, and trust form a base for all interactions.  Department members are committed to core values of fairness, respect, integrity, compassion, commitment, professionalism, open communication.

Take a look around the city on any given day, at any time of the day, and you'll see officers engaging in a variety of activities to fulfill this mission. Patrol vehicles are the most visible. You might see them in school zones, on traffic stops or on patrol.  Officers in uniforms are at the schools and the narcotics task force agents are gathering information on illegal drugs.

The valley-wide dispatch and 9-1-1 center is receiving calls for help and processing with the resources of police, fire, and medical response. Though their assignments may vary, these employees have one thing in common: they are dedicated to the safety and well-being of all who live in or visit our city.

We do enforce and will issue citations for violations to the City of North Vernon ordinances.  Click on the following link to download the City of North Vernon Ordinance Violation Fees sheet.  Payments for these violations are paid at our Clerk-Treasurer's office, Monday - Friday 8AM - 4PM and is located at 143 E. Walnut Street, North Vernon.

Although we do not take payments for animal control violations, we do enforce them by issuing citations if found in violation.  For your convenience, you may download the animal control ordinance violation fees associated to all violations.  Payments for these violations are made at Jennings County Animal Control, Monday - Friday 8AM - 4PM / Saturday 9AM - 1PM  at 580 W County Rd 350 N, North Vernon.

Our office does handles payments for the following services.  Click the link to  download our Police Department fees.

Mission: The members of the North Vernon Police Department provide quality police services, comprehensive investigative methods, and proactive safety leadership to the citizens and visitors of North Vernon while adhering to principles of collaboration, compassion, and trust.

Vision: "To be recognized as an unsurpassed leader in the innovation and delivery of police services among suburban and rural communities. 

Core Values: Fairness, Respect, Integrity, Compassion, Commitment, Professionalism, and Open Communication. 

Vin Check $5.00 each
Background Checks $5.00 each
Dvd or Cd Recordings $40.00 each
Copy Fee for Other Public Records  $0.10 each
Impound Administrative Service Fee $40.00 each

Starts July 1st, 2021
GUN PERMITS                                 LOCAL FEE                   STATE FEE
5 Year Personal Protection            Free                                 Free

Lifetime Personal Protection        Free                                 Free
No current License

Lifetime Personal Protection       Free                                  Free
Current License                     

Links Regarding the Carry Permits:

ISP: Firearms Licensing


Use our form to report non emergency information related to crimes committed ONLY in the City of North Vernon, Indiana.  Please note, this form submission is not monitored 24/7.

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Our office location is at:
101 N. Madison Avenue
North Vernon, Indiana  47265
E-mail: kmesser@nvpd.org | Phone: 812.346.1466