Police Department

Robert Cunningham

Tim Hershberger


Eric Lechlitner


Dave Newland


James Geleske


The Indiana Firearm Permit Application is now available online. The online application is available on the Indiana State Police web site. To access the application, CLICK HERE, complete the questions, and click SUBMIT to issue the request. To complete the request, visit your local law enforcement agency Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 am and 3:30 pm to sign the signature page, have fingerprints taken, and submit payment.


Indiana law on handgun permits

After you submit your application, you will have the option to schedule an appointment with another company to take your fingerprints. L-1 Identity Solutions, INC. (http://www.l1id.com/) will provide fingerprinting to applicants using INkless, Indiana’s Electronic Fingerprinting Network. You can schedule an appointment to have your fingerprints done and can pay the state fee online. Afterwards, you can come to the Wakarusa Police Department to sign your application and pay the local fee.

You will need to inform us if you had your fingerprints done by L-1 Identity Solutions or if you have an appointment scheduled.

This entire process needs to be completed in 30 days or you will have to submit a new application.

Four Year Personal Protection
Local Fee – $10/$5 Refundable*
State Fee – $30

Lifetime Personal Protection/No Current License
Local Fee – $50/$30 Refundable*
State Fee – $75

Lifetime Personal Protection/Current Valid License
Local Fee – $40/$30 Refundable*
State Fee – $60

* A portion of the local fee is refundable if a license is not issued. The entire state fee is refundable if no license is issued. State fee needs to be paid with a certified check or money order only and must be separate from local fee.

Duplicate Firearms Permit Request Form

A copy of the completed Wakarusa Police Department’s officer’s report will be released only to you, your insurance company, or your attorney upon request. The copy of the accident investigation form can be obtained through www.buycrash.com. Please wait two (2) business days after the time of the accident before requesting a copy of the report.

If you have any questions regarding the accident report or if you need further assistance, please call the Wakarusa Police Department.

Medications may be dropped off at the Wakarusa Police Department at 102 S. Spring St. We accept medications and sharps, but please put sharps in a puncture proof container. You may also add water to pills, seal the lid tightly, and seal whole container in a reseal able plastic bag. You may soak up liquid meds with sand or kitty liter, secure the lid tightly, and seal the whole container in a resealable plastic bag. Both may be disposed in landfill in that condition.

If you have questions concerning what to recycle, contact Elkhart County Solid Waste District office at