Shelbyville Police Department

Chief of Police
Bill Elliott

105 W Taylor St
Shelbyville, Indiana 46176
Phone: (317)392-5106
Fax: (317)392-3645

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Shelbyville has a population of approximately 22,000 and covers 16 square miles with a total of 7,939 households. The Police Department has 41 full-time police officers. There are 31 patrol officers, 5 detectives, 2 administrators, 1 systems (computer) administrator, 1 narcotics officer and 1 DARE officer. There are 3 secretaries with duties that include, but are not limited to gun permits, payroll, parking tickets, transcribing statements, and much more. There are 8 dispatchers to take incoming calls for police assistance and emergencies, which include fire and ambulance runs. We currently have 7 Reserve Police Officers, but normally have 15 to 25 members. The Reserves volunteer their services and are very helpful with local sporting events, traffic direction or assisting officers on the streets.

The police department receives between 15,000 and 18,000 calls annually. Shelbyville is a safe city, but is not totally free of criminal activity. Please remember 911 is for emergency calls. To make a police report dial 392-2511. Copies of reports or administrative needs call 392-5106. If you need to contact me call 317-392-5106 or email me at

The Chief of Police is also responsible for the operation of the Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter. The Shelter employees 1 Coordinator, 2 Animal Control Officers, 2 part time kennel workers, and several volunteers. The Shelter serves the entire Shelby County area. Adoptable animals can be found on our link to the Animal Shelter.