Police Department

​104 E 2nd St
Otterbein, IN 47970​
765- 583-2200
Emergency: 911
George Frantz
Town Marshal

The Otterbein Police Department is dispatched primarily through the Benton County Sheriff Department and cannot provide 24 hour coverage. Therefore, if a police officer is needed, please contact the Benton County Sheriff's Department or Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Department

All handgun applications must be completed online at firearms.ariesportal.com


Once completed online, contact the Otterbein Town Marshal to make an appointment in order to complete the process. Local fees, payable to the Town of Otterbein, must be in the form of cash, money order or certified check, personal checks will not be accepted.

Police / Crash Reports

Crash and police reports, prepared by the Otterbein Police Dept. may be obtained by contacting the police department. We will not release any reports prepared by another agency. Concerning investigative reports as sometimes requested by insurance companies, only that portion which contains, pertinent information will be released.

Code Red Notifications

Benton County is currently using the Code Red system to notify the communities of severe weather conditions and other emergency situations. Code Red is a service which can send out information thru phone calls, text messages, and/or emails. The Town of Otterbein will also use the system to notify Otterbein residents of community events and alerts such as water issues, boil advisories, trash updates, street closings, and etc.

Sign up for Code Red

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Helpful Links and Emergency #'s

Deparment of Childservices hotline, Crisis Teen Center, Indiana Poison Control and More.

Emergency Contacts

Department of Child Services Hotline


Crisis Center Teen Line


Indiana Poison Center


Adult Protective Services


YWCA Emergency Shelter for women and children in crisis (24 Hour Hot Line)


YWCA Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention Program


Helpful Links

Cod Red Notification  

Indiana State Police 

Handgun Permits 


The Indiana Archives and Records Administration

Indiana Sex and Violent Offender Registry

Indiana Criminal Code 

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Town Hall


104 E 2nd St. PO Box 215

Otterbein, IN 47970

Hours of Operation

Monday 8:30am – 6:00pm

T / W / T/ F: 8:30 am – 4:00pm
Closed for lunch 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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