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.