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911 of Howard County

Howard County 911The Howard County Sheriff's Office Communications Center is dedicated to the safety of our community through teamwork and problem solving partnerships; providing excellent service with dignity and respect.

We remain dedicated to service and committed to excellence, focusing on core values:

  • INTEGRITY: We will hold ourselves accountable to the highest level of honesty and ethical conduct.
  • DEDICATION: We are devoted to customer service and the ideals that make our Center and community unique.
  • SERVICE: We will continue to serve the citizens and visitors of Howard County, in a courteous, respectful and professional manner.
  • PRIDE: We take pride in ourselves as individuals, a team and our citizens as a community.

All citizens of Howard County are directed to call the Howard County Sheriff's Office Communication Center at 457.1105 ext. 1 to report a non-emergency such as a theft or any crime not in progress. Please call your appropriate police department administrative number for any other issue which includes request for police/accident reports, Vehicle Tow Paperwork or police officers voice mails.

For Questions, Comments or Concerns, please contact the 911 Center.

Emergency Dial911 is the number to know to report a police, fire or medical emergency--a situation requiring the immediate presence of police officers, fire fighters or emergency medical personnel.

In a crisis, seconds count! They can mean the difference between life and death.

There is one easy-to-remember number to call for police, fire and medical emergencies--911.

Please remember, 911 is an emergency number ONLY.
  • If you call from any telephone in Howard County, listen for a dial tone, then dial 9-1-1. You do not have to have wireless service to call 911.
  • When you reach the emergency 911 phone dispatcher, you will be asked to verify the location from which you calling and describe the nature of the emergency.
  • Stay calm. Do NOT hang up. Stay on the telephone until directed otherwise by the 911 dispatcher. If you hang up, you must redial.
Call 911 to report:
  • Someone breaking into your home now, or breaking into a neighbor's home
  • A shooting
  • A fire
  • A traffic accident involving injury
  • A person screaming
  • A person choking
  • A fight or display of weapons


DO NOT call 911 to:

  • Report telephone, power or cable television outages
  • Report an abandoned vehicle, a loud party, a pet-related problem or vandalism
  • Request legal advise
  • Request directory assistance
  • Request or provide any information that does NOT need immediate attention

Please remember:
911 is an emergency number and should not be used for non-emergency purposes.

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General Numbers:

  • Kokomo Police Administration (765) 456-7100
  • Greentown Police Administration (765) 628-3434
  • Russiaville Police Administration (765) 883-4545
  • Indiana State Police - Peru District (800) 382-0689

Sheriff's Office Numbers:

  • Administration (765) 456-2020
  • Dispatch (765) 457-1105
  • Criminal Investigations (765) 456-2031
  • Tip Line (765) 614-3372
  • Jail Book-In Desk (765) 456-2026
  • Records (765) 456-2024

Other Numbers:

  • Adult Probation (765) 456-2224
  • Crimestoppers (800) 92-ALERT
  • Emergency Management (765) 456-2242
  • Howard County Highway Dept. (765) 456-2802
  • Howard County Auditor (765) 456-2215
  • Howard County Clerk (765) 456-2204
  • Howard County Circuit Court (765) 456-2202
  • Howard County Superior Court I (765) 456-2200
  • Howard County Superior Court II (765) 456-2201
  • Howard County Superior Court III (765) 456-2220
  • Howard County Superior Court IV (765) 456-2900
  • Humane Society (765) 456-6224
  • Howard County In Home Detention (765) 452-0649
  • Kinsey Youth Center (765) 456-2222
  • Planning Commission (765) 456-2330
  • Prosecutors Office (765) 456-2230
  • Recorder (765) 456-2210
  • Treasurer (765) 456-2213
  • Surveyor (765) 456-2217
  • Road & Weather - Northern Indiana (317) 232-8300
  • Road & Weather - Southern Indiana (317) 232-8298

Text 911Find the message or messaging icon on your phone. Do NOT use a text app you have downloaded. Select "Create a new text message". Put 911 in the to: field.

Put your emergency and your location in the message body. Do not attach or send pictures or videos.

Keep your message short and do not use abbreviations.

After you enter your text, press send.

The 911 center will reply as quickly as possible.

Continue your dialog with 911 and follow their instructions.

When Do You Text 9-1-1?

Make a voice call when you can. Text if you can't make a voice call, or if a voice call would put you in danger. Text-to-911 is not as fast as making a voice call. The 911 center may ask you to make a voice call if you don't know your location.

Zach Rudolph, Communications Coordinator
Office: 765.456.2937

Tim Martin, Asst. Communication Coordinator
Office: 765.456.7959

Howard County Sheriff's Office
Attn: 911 Center
1800 W. Markland Avenue
Kokomo, IN 46901

Non-Emergency: 765.457.1105
Fax: 765.456.7584
Tip Line: 765.614.3372

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Howard County Sheriff’s Office
Attn: 911 Center
1800 W. Markland Ave.
Kokomo, IN 46901


Phone - 765-457-1105

Tip Line - 765-614-3372

Emergency - 911




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