Anderson Police Department

APD Cars building front

The Anderson Police Department is a full service law enforcement agency located in Anderson, Indiana.  The department offers emergency response and criminal investigations within the City of Anderson and assists law enforcement agencies at the federal, state and local level.  The department has a fully trained and equipped SWAT team, Accident Investigation Team, Forensic Lab, Training Section and Community Policing Division to serve the public.
Mission of the Police Department

The mission of the Anderson Police Department is to maintain social order within the community and to provide a safe social environment for the community with carefully prescribed ethical and constitutional restrictions.  The department protects the right of all persons within its jurisdiction to be free from criminal attack, to be secure in their possessions, and to live in peace.  The department serves the people of the City of Anderson by performing the law enforcement function, and it is to these people that the department is ultimately responsible.

A suburban society free from crime and disorder remains an unachieved ideal. Nevertheless, consistent with, and constrained by, the values of a free society, it is the primary objective of the Anderson Police Department to provide a secure social environment.  In so doing the department's role is to enforce the law in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing both the statutory and judicial limitations of police authority and the constitutional rights of all persons and to render appropriate services to our constituency.  It is not the role of the department to legislate, to render legal judgments, or to punish.