Michigan City, IN Police

Michigan City, Indiana Jail and Mugshot Information

Michigan City is a city in La Porte County, Indiana. The City of Michigan City had a population of approximately 31,479 in the year 2016.

The mayor of Michigan City, Indiana is Ron Meer. Ron Meer can be contacted at (219) 873-1400 and by email at mayormeer@emichigancity.com.

Ron Meer, Mayor
City of Michigan City
100 East Michigan Boulevard
Michigan City, Indiana 46360
Phone: (219) 873-1400
Fax: (219) 873-1515
Email: mayormeer@emichigancity.com

Michigan City Mayor

In 2006, the crime-index in Michigan City, Indiana was 398.5, lower than it had been since at least the year 2002, but higher than the national average of 283.0. According to research of Indiana and other state lists, there were 103 registered sex offenders living in Michigan City, Indiana as of December 14, 2018. The ratio of number of residents in Michigan City to the number of sex offenders is 302 to 1.

There were an estimated 3,853 total crimes per 100,000 people in Michigan City, 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 Michigan City is also lower than the national average of 2,837 crimes for every 100,000 individuals.

Further breaking down the types of crimes in Michigan City, there were an estimated 546 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 3,307 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 Michigan City, Indiana:

  • The overall crime rate in Michigan City is 40% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.55 daily crimes that occur in Michigan City.
  • Michigan City is safer than 10% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Michigan City you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Michigan City has decreased by 26%.

Michigan City, Indiana Police Station Information

Michigan City Police Department

The Michigan City Police Department has 90 full-time police officers serving a population of approximately 34000 people.

Mark Swistek, Chief of Police
Michigan City Police Department
1201 E. Michigan Blvd.
Michigan City, Indiana 46360-3231
Email: mswisteck@michigancity.com
Phone: 219-873-1460
Fax: 219-873-1489
Emergency: 911

Michigan City Police Dept

La Porte County Sheriff’s Department

The La Porte County Sheriff’s Department is also responsible for the public safety of the City of La Porte, Indiana.

John T. Boyd, Sheriff
La Porte County Sheriff’s Department
809 State Street, Suite 202A
LaPorte, IN 46350
Phone: 219-326-7700
Fax (LP): 219-324-6205

La Porte County Sheriff
La Porte Sheriff Facebook

La Porte County Jail Information

The physical location of the jail is:

La Porte County Jail
809 State Street, Suite 202A
LaPorte, IN 46350
Phone: 219-362-6548
Fax: 219-878-9132

Visitations Hours at La Porte County Jail:

Video visitation must be scheduled 24hours in advance.

La Porte Jail Visitations
La Porte Corrections Division

Police Records Request in Michigan City, Indiana

Police records can be obtained from the Records Division of the Michigan City Police Department. Copies of Michigan City generated police reports, handgun permit applications, vehicle inspections, background employment check, and vehicle accident reports are but a few of the services handled by our Records Division. The location and records request contact information is given below:

Records Division
Michigan City Police Department
1201 E. Michigan Blvd.
Michigan City, Indiana 46360-3231
Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00am to 4:30pm; Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm

Michigan City Records Division

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