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Bluffton, Indiana Jail and Mugshot Information

Bluffton is a city in Wells County, Indiana. The City of Bluffton had a population of approximately 9,897 in the year 2016.

The mayor of Bluffton, Indiana is Ted Ellis. Ted Ellis can be contacted at (260) 824-1520 and by email at

Ted Ellis, Mayor
City of Bluffton
128 East Market Street
Bluffton, IN 46714
Phone: (260) 824-1520

Bluffton City Mayor

In 2016, the crime-index in Bluffton, Indiana was 188.7, higher than it had been since at least the year 2002, but lower than the national average of 283.0. According to research of Indiana and other state lists, there were 41 registered sex offenders living in Bluffton, Indiana as of December 02, 2018. The ratio of number of residents in Bluffton to the number of sex offenders is 238 to 1.

There were an estimated 408 total crimes per 100,000 people in Bluffton, Indiana. This rate is lower than the average in the state of Indiana which has 3,117 total crimes per 100,000 residents. The crime rate in Bluffton is also lower than the national average of 2,837 crimes for every 100,000 individuals.

Further breaking down the types of crimes in Bluffton, there were an estimated 5 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents (which include murder, robbery, rape, and assault). The average for violent crimes in the state of Indiana is 430 per 100,000 citizens and the average nationally is 386 for every 100,000 residents.

In terms of property crimes, (burglary, theft, and vehicle theft), there were an estimated 403 property crimes per 100,000 residents, a rate which is lower than both the Indiana average of 2,687 property crimes for every 100,000 individuals and lower than the U.S. average of 2,451 property crimes per 100,000 citizens.

Facts about crime in Bluffton, Indiana:

  • The overall crime rate in Bluffton is 43% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.15 daily crimes that occur in Bluffton.
  • Bluffton is safer than 36% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Bluffton you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Bluffton has increased by 17%.

Bluffton, Indiana Police Station Information

The Bluffton Police Department has 20 full-time police officers serving a population of approximately 10000 people.

Bluffton Police Department

Nathan Huss, Chief of Police
Bluffton Police Department
204 E Market Street
Bluffton, IN 46714
Phone: (260) 824-3320
Fax: (260) 824-2027
Emergencies: 911

Bluffton Police Dept

Wells County Sheriff’s Department

The Wells County Sheriff’s Office is also responsible for the public safety of the City of Bluffton, Indiana.

Monte Fisher, Sheriff
Wells County Sheriff’s Department
1615 Western Ave.
Bluffton, IN 46714
Phone: 260-824-3426
Fax: (260) 824-6424
Emergency: 911
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 to 4:30

Wells County Sheriff

Wells County Jail Information

The Wells County Jail was built in 1985 and houses 94 inmates. The physical location of Wells County jail is

Wells County Jail
1615 Western Avenue
Bluffton, IN 46714,
Phone: 260-824-3426
Fax: 260-824-6424.

Visitations Hours at Wells County Jail:

Visits are scheduled 24 hours in advance. To schedule a visit go to or Call 1-866-340-7879.
Lockdown visits are Fridays from 8:00 – 8:30 AM.

Visitations at Wells County Jail:

Wells Jail Information
Wells County Jail

Police Records Request in Bluffton, Indiana

We have not found any police records information on Bluffton. Instead we have included public records. Public records can be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office by visiting, calling or emailing your request to the City Clerk’s Office. The location and records request contact information is as follows:

Tami Runyon, City Clerk
Office of the City Clerk
City of Bluffton
128 East Market Street
Bluffton, IN 46714
Phone: 260.824.0612

Bluffton City-Treasurer

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