Police Department

About the Kendallville Police Department

Department Profile
The City of Kendallville Police Department is a full-service police agency, providing police protection to a city of approximately 10,000 residents and a land area of approximately 6 square miles. The Police Department employs 28 full-time persons: 19 sworn officers, 8 full time dispatchers and 1 records clerk. As part of  the department, the Kendallville Police Communications Center receives information and calls from citizens and assigns patrol units to respond to criminal and traffic incidents. The Kendallville Police Communications Center also maintains law enforcement records, provides general operations and maintenance support. The Department also has 2 part-time Code Enforcement Officers who enforce City ordinances and violations.

Our department responds to citizens requests for information, coordinates activities with community organizations and assists school administrators in support of safer schools. We also facilitate the safe and expedient movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic, provide neighborhood patrols and serve as a presence for the deterrence of crime. Through the continued education and training of our sworn officers and dispatchers, we work to make the City of Kendallville a safe community.

Mission Statement
It is the mission of the Kendallville Police Department to provide professional, high quality and effective police services in partnership with the community. We, the members of the Kendallville Police Department, believe that our work has vital impact on the quality of life in our community. To demonstrate our commitment to our profession, on and off duty, we subscribe to the following values:

  • Pride
    The department recognizes that its employees are the vital component to the successful delivery of police services. We believe we can achieve our highest potential by actively involving our employees in problem solving and improving police services.
  • Integrity
    Integrity is defined as being honest, moral, upright and sincere. Public trust can only exist with our integrity and respect for one another. The foundation of the Kendallville Police Department is the high level of integrity of its employees.
  • Professionalism
    Recognizing the changing and diverse needs of the community, the Kendallville Police Department promotes and encourages a policy of professional individual excellence, which is delivered and enhanced by continuing education and training.
  • Fairness
    Department members shall uphold laws in an ethical, impartial, courteous and professional manner while respecting the rights and the dignity of all persons. We shall strive to achieve a balance between enforcement and community needs which reflect both the spirit and the letter of the law. We support an organizational climate of mutual trust and respect.