Vincennes Police Department

  • Agency: Vincennes Police Department
  • Address: 501 Busseron Street, Vincennes, 47591 IN
  • Chief: Thomas Grove (Chief of Police)
Phone: 812-882-1630
Fax: 812-886-3441

Vincennes Police Department is located at 501 Busseron Street, Vincennes, 47591 IN. The Chief of Police of the department is Thomas Grove. The Vincennes Police Department phone number is 812-882-1630.

Vincennes Police Department News

Happy Halloween!

Join us at the Vincennes Police Department in celebrating Red Ribbon Week.

We are finishing up National Teen Driver Safety Week. Check out some of the 8 Danger Zones that are important to discuss with your teen driver.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Join the Vincennes Police Department in raising awareness.

In 1986 the popular show "Stand by Me" immortalized mailbox baseball. Simply put, an individual hangs out a car window or the back of a truck and swings it at mailboxes as they pass by. We have a few cases every year around this time. Recently, we have had numerous cases in the city and on the neighborhoods skirting the city. It is not only costly to homeowners but dangerous for the individuals carrying out the acts of vandalism. This type of crime requires neighbors and motorists assistance to stop. This is truly one of those, "See something, Say something" crimes. Any information about the perpetrators can be passed along to us at 812-882-1630. Chief Luking

VINCENNES POLICE DEPARTMENT CHIEF DUSTIN LUKING PRESS RELEASE All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. DATE: October 10.2017 OFFICER: Chief Dusty Luking NATURE: “Official” Trick or Treat Hours 2017 The Suggested Trick or Treat hours for 2017 are as follows: Monday, October 30, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM & Tuesday, October 31, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM These "official" hours are just a guideline, not a law or rule. The hours are simply to give citizens some idea of when to expect trick or treaters in their neighborhoods and some reasonable times for those participating to patronize those houses who are welcoming visitors. We ask those citizens welcoming trick or treaters to indicate so by illuminating an outside light during the above times. We ask those persons celebrating to respect those that are not participating as well by not visiting those residences without their lights on. Respectfully, Chief Dusty Luking

Main street will be closed to vehicle traffic for the Autumn on Main Festival tonight. The festival runs from 5:30- 9:30. Attached is a layout. Should be a beautiful night downtown. Click on the photo for the full layout.

Throw back Thursday - Main Street Vincennes. Vincennes Police Motor Patrol.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Las Vegas! So thankful for and proud of the emergency responders who were seen running towards the fight and protecting others. Isaiah 6:8 8Then I heard the voice of the LORD saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"

IMPORTANT HOMECOMING INFORMATION for participants in the parade: To alleviate traffic congestion and to keep your kids safe, there will be two drop off locations for this Friday's Vincennes Lincoln Homecoming Parade. You may drop off your kids at the corner of Main and 1st and loop back around Patrick Henry Dr. You may also enter 1st Street from VU and drop off your kids at the corner of 1st and Shelby and exit on Shelby. Spots and locations have been emailed out to contact people this morning. Parade will begin at 3:45. We are expecting great weather and large crowds! Go Big Green!

It's throwback Thursday! This is a flyer from the IACP containing a letter dated 1934 from Chief Martin to Orville Stout of Universal Motor Sales in Vincennes praising the VPD's Ford police car with bullet-proof equipment. You might notice the Thompson sub machine gun that the Chief's holding in the picture. It is still among our armory today and shoots great! The Thompson and "bullet-proof" car were purchased due to encounters with heavily armed criminals primarily involved in bank robberies. Guys like John Dellinger were making there living in the area robbing banks.

Rookie Robert Kincaid is participating in EVO (Emergency Vehicle Operations) this week at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield. Officer Kincaid is just over half way through his fifteen week basic course at the SWILEA. Rookies spend the week driving precision courses, skid pads, and other professional driving courses with instructors to sharpen their skills behind the wheel in emergency situations.

Detective Reese returns this week after attending the National Torch Bearers for Special Olympics conference in Nashville, TN. Representatives from all over the world gathered as Guardians of the Flame. We are proud of her!

Vincennes Police Officers are finishing the final phase of the competitive promotional testing tomorrow. Good Luck on the written exam to all those participating!

Take the opportunity next week to see some of the best K9 teams around next week during Nationals here in Vincennes!

Traffic may be congested in the area of Washington Ave. & Gregg Park this evening after 5:00PM due to the Vincennes Lincoln Football Versus Jasper Big 8 Conference rivalry game. Go Big Green!