Rensselaer, IN Police

Rensselaer, Indiana Jail and Mugshot Information

Rensselaer is a city in Jasper County, Indiana. The City of Rensselaer had a population of approximately 5,859 in the year 2016.

The mayor of Rensselaer, Indiana is Stephen A. Wood. Stephen A. Wood can be contacted at (219) 866-5212 and by email at mayorwood@cityofrensselaerin.com.

Stephen A. Wood, Mayor
City of Rensselaer
124 S Van Rensselaer St,
Rensselaer IN 47978
Phone: (219) 866-5212
Fax: (219) 866-7551
Email: mayorwood@cityofrensselaerin.com
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm

Rensselaer City Mayor

In 2014, the crime-index in Rensselaer, Indiana was 279.5, higher than it had been since at least the year 2002, but lower than the national average of 289.2. According to research of Indiana and other state lists, there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Rensselaer, Indiana as of December 18, 2018. The ratio of number of residents in Rensselaer to the number of sex offenders is 539 to 1.

There were an estimated 2,413 total crimes per 100,000 people in Rensselaer, 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 Rensselaer is also lower than the national average of 2,837 crimes for every 100,000 individuals.

Further breaking down the types of crimes in Rensselaer, there were an estimated 342 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 2,071 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 Rensselaer, Indiana:

  • The overall crime rate in Rensselaer is 12% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.61 daily crimes that occur in Rensselaer.
  • Rensselaer is safer than 36% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Rensselaer you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Rensselaer has decreased by 5%.

Rensselaer, Indiana Police Station Information

Rensselaer Police Department

The Rensselaer Police Department has 9 full-time police officers serving a population of approximately 6000 people.

Matthew A. Anderson, Chief of Police
Rensselaer Police Department
201 S Cullen St
Rensselaer, IN 47978
Phone: (219) 866-7602
Fax: (219) 866-2377
Email: manderson@cityofrensselaerin.com

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Jasper County Sheriff’s Office

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

Terry J. Risner, Sheriff
Jasper County Sheriff’s Office
2171 North McKinley Avenue
P.O. Box 296
Rensselaer, Indiana 47978
Emergency: 911
Phone: (219) 866-7344
Fax: 219.866.1343

Jasper County Sheriff
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Jasper County Jail Information

The physical location of the jail is:

Jasper County Jail
2171 North McKinley Avenue
Rensselaer, Indiana 47978
Phone: 219.866.4993
Booking Fax: 219.866.1346
Jail Admin Fax: 219.866.1347

Visitations Hours at Jasper County Jail:

Tuesday & Thursday 7:00 PM – 9:00PM CST
Sundays 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM or 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST

Jasper County Jail

Police Records Request in Rensselaer, Indiana

Police Records can be obtained from the Records Division of Rensselaer Police Department. The location and records request contact information is as follows:

Dawn Steinke, Dispatch Supervisor
Records Division
Rensselaer Police Department
201 S Cullen St
PO Box 280
Rensselaer, IN 47978
Phone: (219) 866-7602
Fax: (219) 866-2377

Rensselaer Police Records Division

Public records can be obtained from the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office by visiting, calling or emailing your request to the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office. The Clerk-Treasurer is the custodian of official records.

The location and records request contact information is as follows:

Frieda Bretzinger, Clerk/Treasurer
Office of the Clerk-Treasurer
City of Rensselaer
124 S Van Rensselaer St Br
Rensselaer, IN 47978
Phone: (219) 866-5213
Hours: Monday thru Friday 7:30am-4:00pm (CST)

Rensselaer Clerk-Treasurer

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