Police

Police Chief

Chief of Police Sherri Knight
311 Hauss Square, Room 131
New Albany, IN 47150-3586
(812) 944-6411, phone
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Contact Information

  • New Albany Police Communications Center: 812-944-6411
  • New Albany Police Information Desk: 812-948-5300
  • New Albany Police Records Division: 812-948-5304
  • New Albany Police Parking/Traffic: 812-948-5303
  • New Albany Criminal Investigation: Division 812-948-5317
  • New Albany Police Confidential Tip Line: 812-948-NAPD

Police Administration

  • Chief Sherri Knight
  • Assistant Chief Greg Pennell
  • Major Keith Whitlow

Vehicle Identification Number Checks

Indiana Code 9-18-2 establishes the requirements for vehicle registration and licensing within the State of Indiana. New residents have 60 days from the date of residency to register and plate any vehicles that were legally registered and licensed in another state. Car dealers will generally provide buyers with temporary tags that give them 30 days to register and plate vehicles.

Any vehicles brought from another state to be registered and licensed in Indiana must undergo a Vehicle Identification Number check from local police. The New Albany Police Department provides this service for a $5 charge, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding public holidays.

Handgun Permits

Handguns are regulated by Indiana Code 35-47-2. Online applications for handgun permits are available online from the Indiana State Police, including answers to frequently asked questions. The New Albany Police Department completes handgun permit applications between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding public holidays. Click here go to the Firearms application.

Records Division (Incident and Vehicle Crash Reports)

The New Albany Police Records Division is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and is closed on weekends and public holidays. Reports are generally available to the public three business days after the report was submitted to police.

  • There is no charge for copies of incident reports.
  • There is no charge for limited/local background checks.

Copies of vehicle crash reports cost $8 each if picked up in person or $12 each if accessed online at buycrash.com. Please note that buycrash.com is a third-party provider of crash reports that is owned by Open Portal Solutions (formerly Holt Sheets) of Greenwood, Indiana and utilized by law enforcement agencies such as the New Albany Police Department and Indiana State Police.

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