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Police Department

Mission Statement

With a vision for the future and a tradition of excellence, we are dedicated to providing professional law enforcement services while working to obtain justice and equality for all the residents and visitors in our city. The New Haven Police shall treat all people fairly, impartially, and with respect and dignity while maintaining the integrity of the profession. It is the mission of the department to work proactively with the citizens to prevent criminal activities and to enhance the quality of life within our community.


About the New Haven Police Department

The New Haven Police Department currently has twenty-one (21) full time Officers, six (6) full time Dispatchers, ten (10) part time Dispatchers, five (5) part time Crossing Guards, two (2) full time Clerical Administrators and fourteen (14) Reserve Police Officers.

Each person on this department has very important functions to assist in achieving the overall mission of the New Haven Police Department.

The New Haven Police Department is proud to offer many services to the community. Officers are active teaching safety awareness programs to the students of our public and private schools.

Our officers are pleased that they are still able to provide the citizens of New Haven the personalized services that are often times no longer available or offered by larger departments. Officers assist citizens when they are locked out of their vehicles. Our department also continues to conduct routine property checks for citizens who go on vacation or are away from their residence for an extended period of time.

The members of the New Haven Police Department hold themselves to the highest standards and we are proud to provide you the professional service that you deserve.



Canine Program

Since 1981, the streets of New Haven have been patrolled by four legged partners called police service work dogs. The New Haven Police Department K-9 team currently consists of two (2) Officers who are trained dog handlers and two (2) certified police dogs. All canines were trained locally by certified police work dog master trainers. 
Our canines assist patrol officers with apprehension of suspects, search and rescue of missing or lost persons, locating articles, alerting to illegal drugs, and officer protection. Our police service work dogs have proven themselves invaluable to the mission of crime fighting and community safety.
This team relies heavily on outside donations to purchase equipment.

Crime Prevention

The ideal goal in the battle against crime is preventing crime all together. While we realize that crime cannot be totally eliminated, the New Haven Police Department acknowledges the importance of educating the public on the best ways to avoid becoming a victim of crime.  Following are some of the ways that the New Haven Police Department helps to educate the public in crime prevention.

  • School visits to our department to discuss crime prevention.
  • Supporters of the Officer Phil Program, providing educational resources to our local schools.
  • Provides home checks to residents that will be gone on business or vacation.

All of our officers are well versed in crime prevention and willing to help any resident in need of crime prevention advice.

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Crime/Drug Tips

The New Haven Police Department aggressively investigates citizen tips of drug or vice related activity in our city. Although we prefer to speak with you about your concerns, you may post a tip anonymously. The most efficient ways to provide drug or vice information are:

Telephone - (260) 748-7099

Merit Board


Appointed By

 Term Exp.

James Ball, President

 Common Council 


Chad Vaughn, Vice President

 Police Dept.


Scott Mabee, Secretary

 Mayor McDonald


Police Training Room

The NHPD has a Police Training Room that is availble to the public free of charge to local groups for meetings when it is not being utilized by our officers.

Please call Jen Blackburn at 260-748-7083 to check the availibility and make a reservation.

**Disclaimer: On rare occasions, the NHPD Training Schedule will change and the officers may need to use the room on a day it was reserved. In the event this happens, we will assist groups in finding an alternative location for anyone that has a reservation.

Handgun Permits

You must live inside New Haven City limits to obtain a permit at the New Haven Police Department.
Firearms Permit Application Process
**Note: Please use a desktop computer to complete each step, mobile devices and tablets are not set up to complete the steps properly**

Step 1:  Complete the online application at  At the end of the application, you will receive directions on how to schedule electronic fingerprinting (step 2) and payment of state fee. 

Step 2:  Schedule electronic fingerprinting through MorphoTrust.

Step 3:  After your fingerprints are complete, bring your Application Number & receipt from MorphoTrust to your local law enforcement agency for approval and local fee payment.

Step 4:  Your application will be electronically transferred to ISP for final review.  If your application is approved, your permit will be sent to you via U.S. Mail.  If your application is rejected, you will be notified via U.S. Mail and will receive instructions on how to file an appeal. 





Firearms Licensing Fee Schedule

Updated July 1, 2019



License Type

Local Fee

State Fee

Five Year Personal Protection

$10/$5 Refundable*


Lifetime Personal Protection/ No Current License

$50/$30 Refundable*


Lifetime Personal Protection/ Current Valid Indiana License

$40/$30 Refundable*



Not Provided in Law


Retired Law Enforcement Officer

Not Provided in Law

Fee Exempt 

Retired Corrections Officer

Not Provided in Law

Fee Exempt 

Firearms Dealer

Not Provided in Law





















Additional Fees

All NEW license applications incur a $11.95 fee for IDEMIA Electronic Fingerprinting. Additionally, ALL license applications incur an processing fee that varies according to the license type.††

Local Fee Information

Please note that local fees cannot be paid online. Please contact your local police department or sheriff's office for information on local fee payment policies.

Special Notes

* A portion of the local fee is refundable if a license is not issued. The entire state fee is refundable if no license is issued.

 Fee exemption applies only to the initial license application. All duplicate licenses incur a fee of $20.00.

††The online payment service is provided through a partnership between the State of Indiana and its online service provider. A processing fee of $1.00 plus 2% of the transaction amount is added to the price of the service, as outlined in Indiana Code 4-13.1-2-4. For applicants who do not want to use the online service, the applicant will need to bring a certified check or money order to the Indiana State Police Firearms Unit located in Indianapolis Indiana at General Headquarters. The address is 100 N. Senate Avenue, Indiana Government Center North Room 302

Miscellaneous Services

Bicycle Registration          $ 1.00

VIN Checks                      $ 5.00

Fingerprinting                    $ 5.00

Online Crash Reports

Click here for online crash reports. 


RECORDS SERVICES                          FEE

Initial Incident Report                              No Charge

Full Incident Report                                $ 0.15 per page

Limited Criminal History-Inspection          $ 3.00

Limited Criminal History-Release             $ 7.00

Document Copying (11x14 or less)          $ 0.15 per page

Document Copying (greater than 11x14)   $ 1.00 per page

Computer Disc Duplication                      $ 25.00 ea.

Audio CD Duplication                              $ 25.00 ea.

Thumbdrive                                             $20.00 ea.

Reserve Program

The function of the Police Reserve is to aid and assist the New Haven Police Department in preserving the peace; preventing crime; detecting and apprehending violators of the law; safeguarding public health and safety; dispersing unlawful or dangerous assemblies; protecting personal rights; protecting personal and public property; directing the movement of pedestrians and vehicles on all public properties; provide police assistance at fires, public gatherings etc. as may be needed; suppressing all unlawful disorderly conduct or practices; enforcing all federal laws, state laws, and city ordinances; as well as other police related activities as directed by the Board of Control, and or the Board of Public Works and Safety for the City of New Haven.


815 Lincoln Hwy E New Haven, IN 46774
Phone 260-748-7080
Hours of Operation
Mon 7:00am - 4:00pm
Tue 7:00am - 4:00pm
Wed 7:00am - 4:00pm
Thur 7:00am - 4:00pm
Fri 7:00am - 4:00pm
Sat Closed
Sun Closed