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Lafayette, Indiana Police Station Crime Information

There were 7 registered sex offenders living in Lafayette as of December, 2023. The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lafayette is 10,246 to 1. The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is significantly lower than the state average. The 2020 crime rate in Lafayette was 320, which was 1.3 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 89.6% U.S. cities. The crime rate in Lafayette increased by 5% from 2019 to 2020. The number of homicides was 6, which was an increase of 1 compared to 2019. In the last 5 years, Lafayette has seen an increase in violent crime and a decrease in property crime.

Lafayette crime rates are 2,783 per 100k, which is 50% higher than Indiana
Property Crime
2,189 crimes per 100k

Violent Crime
594 crimes per 100k

The Lafayette Police Department consists of a Uniform Division, Detective Division, Administrative Services Unit, and a Special Operations Unit. The Uniform Division handles requests for police intervention by working with the community. The Detective Division handles in-depth investigations of major cases. The Administrative Services Unit is responsible for records section management, property and evidence management, internal affairs, training, community outreach, animal control management, school resource officer coordination, and D.A.R.E officer coordination. The Special Operations unit addresses the most significant crime issues and assists the Detective Division.

Accident reports can be purchased at the website To locate an accident report, individuals must first select the state in which the accident occurred. Individuals must also select the jurisdiction in which the accident occurred. Individuals are then given three options to choose from to search for the accident report. The first option is to provide the accident report number. The second option is to provide the last name of the individual involved in the accident and the date of the accident. The last option is to provide the last name of the individual involved and the name of the street where the accident occurred.

Chief of Police: Scott Galloway
Phone: 765-807-1200

Lafayette Police Department Address:
20 N 6th Street
Lafayette, IN 47901

Mugshot Record Request in Lafayette, Indiana

The County of Lafayette makes a form available for public records requests. To make a public record request, individuals must submit the request in writing (handwritten, typed, or electronically) to the Records Division. Requesters must provide their name, address and contact phone number. If applicable, the individual must also provide the identification of the organization the request is being made on behalf of. Public record requests must specifically describe what information is being requested so the County may locate the record.

County Sheriff, Warrant, Most Wanted Information in Lafayette, Indiana

The Tippecanoe Sheriff’s Office uses the JailTracker system to maintain a list of its current inmates. Mugshots are available as a part of this service. The inmate’s charges and biographical information are also available. To inquire about most wanted fugitives or open warrants in Tippecanoe County, the public may contact the Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office directly at:

Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office Address:
2640 Duncan Road
Lafayette, IN 47904

Phone: 765-423-9388

Lafayette, Indiana Information

According to 2020 U.S. Census data, the population of Lafayette was 70,783. The total area of Lafayette is 29.50 square miles. The county seat is Tippecanoe County. The mayor of Lafayette is Tony Roswarski.

Phone: 765-807-1002

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