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When you accidentally lock your keys in the car, you can contact the Hendricks County Communications Center at 317-839-8700 to have an officer unlock your vehicle's door. This service is provided free of charge by the Plainfield Police Department and you must be the owner of the vehicle needing to be unlocked. Please keep in mind that a vehicle "Lock-out" is not by itself considered an emergency run and an officer will be dispatched to you as soon as one becomes available. If a child or pet is in distress and is locked inside your vehicle, this constitutes an emergency run and you should dial 911.
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The number for the Plainfield Police Department Crime Tip Line is 317-754-5200. This Crime Tip Line is designed for the public to leave information concerning any crime in the Plainfield area. Although anonymous information is useful, please consider leaving your contact information so that an Officer or Detective can follow up if additional information is needed. Please be as specific and detailed as possible with your information.
This tip line is not monitored 24 hours a day. This tip line is not for emergencies, please call 911 in the event of an emergency. Please do not use this tip line to report a crime in progress or issues of an emergency nature.
Remember: If it’s an emergency, call 911, and to report a non-emergency crime, call 317-839-8700.
There is a $5 fee to obtain a Vehicle Identification (VIN) Check. Payment may be made in the form of cash, money order, Visa or Master Card. You may either bring the vehicle to the Police station at 1075 W Main Street or call 317-839-8700 for an officer to come to your location. You should have the Physical Inspection of a Vehicle or Watercraft Form required by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) ready to be completed by the officer.
If you come to the station during regular business hours (Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.) you will pay the $5 fee (cash, money order, Visa or Master Card) before your VIN check is performed.
If you call for an officer to come to your location or bring the vehicle to the station after business hours the officer will complete the form required by the BMV and bring it to the Records Department. You will then be required to come to the station the following business day to pay the $5 fee (cash, money order, Visa or Master Card) and collect your completed paperwork.
The Plainfield Police Department suspended inspections of Rebuilt SALVAGE Motor Vehicles effective May 3, 2019, until further notice. You may contact the Indianapolis State Police District at 317-899-8577 for further information.
For Animal Control, please call the non-emergency number for dispatch at 317-839-8700.
The fee for a copy of a report is $5. Reports can be obtained during business hours 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Plainfield Police Department. Payment can be made by cash, money order, Visa or Master Card.
If you wish to request a report by mail, please send the request including the report number to the following address with the $5 payment in the form of a money order or business check and a self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of the report:Plainfield Police DepartmentRecords Branch1075 W Main StreetPlainfield, IN 46168Accident reports may also be obtained at the Buy Crash website.
Should you need assistance obtaining the report number or if you have other questions about reports, please contact the Records Branch at 317-838-3565, ext. 0.
You can make a verbal commendation by dialing 317-839-8700 and then by asking to speak to a Uniform Division supervisor. If one is immediately available, you will be able to speak to the supervisor directly about the issue. If the on-duty supervisor is unavailable at the time of your call, a message and callback number will be sent to the supervisor to contact you.You may also send a written commendation by emailing Chief Jared McKee at or by mailing it to Plainfield Police Department:1075 W Main StreetPlainfield, IN 46168
You can make a verbal complaint by dialing 317-839-8700 and then by asking to speak to a Uniform Division supervisor. If one is immediately available, you will be able to speak to the supervisor directly about the issue. If the on-duty supervisor is unavailable at the time of your call, a message and callback number will be sent to the supervisor to contact you.
To file a written complaint with the Plainfield Police Department, you may obtain a Citizen Complaint Procedure (PDF) from the police department during business hours (8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday). To file a written complaint, please complete and sign the form and submit it to the police department in person or by email. Please note the complaint process which details how complaints are handled is listed on the complaint form should you have any questions.
The Plainfield Police Department does not take reports over the phone or through electronic format at this time. Any incident occurring in Plainfield that you need to report to the police can be done either by coming to the Plainfield Police Department or by calling the Hendricks County Communications Center at 317-839-8700 to have an officer meet with you. This provides for personal service to the citizens as well as allows the officer to conduct a more thorough investigation.
If you would like to know if the Plainfield Indiana Police Department has your property or would like to check whether or not the property is available to be released, you should contact the Property Room Manager, Lieutenant Gary Tanner by email or by phone at 317-210-3211. Please make sure to include your case number and a phone number where you can be reached when leaving any messages.Property items being retained as evidence in criminal cases will not be available for release until after all defendants involved have had their final dispositions recorded with the court.
If the property item you want to be released is a firearm and was seized as evidence in a criminal or self-endangerment case, a court order for the release of the firearm will need to be obtained from the court handling your case and presented to Lieutenant Tanner prior to scheduling an appointment for release of the property.
All appointments for property releases must be scheduled with Lieutenant Tanner ahead of time to ensure that the property is available to be released and that he will be present when you arrive. Property releases are scheduled Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Any person required to submit state or federal fingerprint cards may bring those cards to the Plainfield Police Department during regular business hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. There will be a $5 processing fee (cash, money order, Visa or Master Card) per card. Please allow 20 to 30 minutes for the fingerprints to be taken.
You will need to complete the Alarm Registration Form (DOC) or you can pick one up at the Plainfield Police Department Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Completed forms can be returned to the Department in person, faxed to 317-837-2498, emailed to email@example.com, or mailed to:
Plainfield Police DepartmentRecords Branch1075 W Main StreetPlainfield, IN 46168
Once your registration form is submitted, a Community Support Officer (CSO) will contact you to arrange a time to apply a permit decal on your premises. There is no charge for the registration of your alarm. View the Alarm Registration Ordinance 5-2001 (PDF) to learn the specifics on the alarm ordinance and how it is enforced.
Vehicles can only be released to the registered owner. If the vehicle's registered owner is not present, a notarized release letter is needed from the owner authorizing the person present to take possession of the vehicle. If you are a lienholder, please contact the Department at 317-838-3565 for more information. Vehicle releases are only issued at the Plainfield Police Department between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.The following must be provided to obtain the vehicle release form:
Vehicles impounded by the Plainfield Police Department are typically stored at Whitlows Towing Service - Joe's Garage, located at 10659 E County Road 251 S, Indianapolis, IN 46231
The facility is southeast of the intersection of U.S.40 and Ronald Reagan Parkway. You may contact Whitlow's Towing Service by calling 317-839-3804.
You must apply for your handgun permit online at in.gov/isp
If you have questions or concerns, you may contact the Indiana State Police Firearms Division at 317-232-8264 or by email at FirearmsQuestions@isp.in.gov
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2021 THE STATE HAS REMOVED LOCAL AND STATE FEES FOR A GUN PERMIT
If you would like to download the process, you may download the Gun Permit Information (Microsoft Word or another word processing application is required).
You can access the online portal on the Indiana State Police website and change your information there.
If you experience issues with the application site or if you have questions, you may contact the Indiana State Police Firearms Division at the following:
Mail or In Person:
Firearms License Unit
Information Technology Section
Criminal Justice Data Division
Indiana State Police
Indiana Government Center North
100 N Senate Avenue, Suite N302
Indianapolis IN 46204
You can access the online portal on the Indiana State Police website and request a gun permit.
The Plainfield Police Department can watch over your property while you are away from your home. A Property Watch Request Form (see below) must be completed and submitted to the Plainfield Police Department headquarters either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, via fax at 317-837-2498 or in person at 1075 W. Main Street, in order to provide this service. You are required to call 317-754-5342 and leave your name and address to discontinue the property watch.
Printable Property Watch Form
Fillable Property Watch Form
View a printable brochure on roundabouts (PDF) from the Indiana Department of Transportation.
Yes, the Records office is closed during lunch. Business hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.