Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I get a Police House Watch Request Form for while I’m out of town?
You can fill out the Police House Watch Request Form online.
Is Ossian taking applications for full-time officers?
You can check by going to the Police Department Pre-Employment Application. When the Police Department is hiring, the application will be available to be filled out. If the department is not hiring, you will receive a message that the form is not available.
How do I report a criminal offense or incident that occurs within the Town of Ossian?
Crime detection and prevention is the responsibility of every citizen of the Town of Ossian. In fact, research indicates that police officers play only a small part in actual crime prevention. You are strongly encouraged to report any and all criminal or suspicious activity to the police department.
The Wells County Sheriff’s Department provides dispatch services for the Ossian Police Department. They may be contacted for non-emergencies at 260-622-7519. For all police emergencies dial 911. An officer will respond in a timely manner to your emergency or call for service.
How do I obtain an Indiana handgun permit?
Visit the Indiana State Police online handgun license application portal and follow the instructions on the screen. Start by clicking the “Begin Your Application Online” button under Step 1. Remember you will need to do all 3 steps including visiting the law enforcement agency in the jurisdiction where you live in order to complete the application process.
How do I obtain a copy of an accident report?
You can obtain a copy of an Indiana accident report on-line at www.buycrash.com for a $12.00 fee. You can also contact the police department and pick up a copy of an accident report for a $3.00 per copy fee.
How can I become a Reserve Police Officer for the Town of Ossian?
If you are interested in becoming a part of the Ossian Reserve Police Officer Corps, contact the Chief of Police for an application.
The Town of Ossian will provide Reserve Officer Academy Training to qualified and committed Reserve Officer Candidates. The successful completion of this academy will provide Ossian Reserve Officers with full arrest and police powers. Therefore, the Ossian Police Department will only accept qualified candidates to fill Reserve Officer positions.
You must possess a clean and safe driving record and have both NO misdemeanor criminal convections within the past 7 years AND NO felony convictions of any kind. In addition, the Ossian Police Department will conduct an extensive background check, drug tests and voice stress or polygraph examinations.
As a Reserve Office, you will be required to volunteer a minimum of 16 hours per month to the police department.