News & Highlights

Porter County Fair 2016
July 27, 2016

 Fair equals fun!!!

PCSO In The News: Shooter Safety Video
July 27, 2016

 "With recent school shootings in mind, the Porter County Sheriff's Department is working with Jesse Bob Harper Productions to film an instructional video for local schools about what to do if there is an active shooter in the building." -The Times

PCSO In The News: Jail Graduates Say Goodbye To Addiction
July 27, 2016

 "Since the program's October 2002 inception, 2,747 inmates, both men and women, have graduated after 10 weeks of treatment, said Gwen Schilling, an addictions therapist with Porter-Starke Services, which works with the jail by contract." - Post-Tribune

Lieutenant Jenkins Retires
July 19, 2016

 On Thursday July 14th 2016, Lieutenant Steve Jenkins, worked his last shift as a police officer on the roads of Porter County.

C.O.P.S. Ride to Remember Tour Stops at Sheriff's Office
July 19, 2016

 Privileged and humbled to have the Concerns Of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S) Ride to Remember tour, stop at our Department

Community Supports Officers In Nation's Time of Tragedy
July 13, 2016

 We are so grateful for our community and the outpouring of support we have always received, and specifically this last week in light of the tragedy in Dallas, Texas and the other parts of our country grossly affected

Officer Knapp Helps Civilian In Need
July 12, 2016

 We may not always know others life stories but compassion towards others goes a long way.

Local Authorities Hoping For Opiate Help From Feds
July 07, 2016

"According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided by the administration, Porter County had an average drug poisoning death rate of more than 15 deaths per 100,000 people from 2010 to 2014." -Post-Tribune


Sheriff's Office Helps Sponsor YMCA Youth Camp
July 07, 2016

We were asked to join and help sponsor the Valparaiso YMCA and their "Red, White and Bike" event for the Y camp kids

Jail Sergeant Retires
June 30, 2016

 Kimberly Rush officially retired from the Porter County Sheriff's Office

Officers Visit CSI Class
June 29, 2016

 Detective Roger Bowles and Officer Nathan Graf, visited Tall Tree Arboretum's Nature CSI class

Porter County Police Already In Compliance With Supreme Court Ruling
June 28, 2016

"Porter County officials said a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that requires police to get a search warrant before taking blood from drivers suspected of drunken driving will have no impact here because police do that already." - Post-Tribune

New Apps To Help Police In Active Shooter Situation
June 23, 2016

 "Active-shooter incidents happen anywhere at any time, so police in Northwest Indiana are doing all they can to prepare themselves and the public to deal with it if it happens here." -The Times


Talk of Police Gun Range Back In The Mix
June 23, 2016

 "The mass shooting of 49 people in the early hours of June 12 at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., has again brought new consideration of a plan to establish a gun range for the Porter County Sheriff's Department." -The Times

Successful Indiana Fallen Officer Blood Drive
June 22, 2016

 We had a great turn out at the Indiana Fallen Officer Blood drive

SWAT and K-9 Visit Camp Lawrence
June 14, 2016

We enjoyed spending some time with the campers at Camp Lawrence.

Porter County Sheriff's Officers Attend Special Olympics
June 14, 2016

 We were honored to take part in the Special Olympics Medal Ceremony.

Porter County Sheriff's Office Partners With NWI Times
June 08, 2016

 We have joined the Regional Crime Reporting initiative and gone live with the NWI Times online.


Sheriff Reynolds Discussed Opioid Epidemic With Local Officials
June 08, 2016

 Sheriff Reynolds was invited by Senator Donnelly to take part in a forum at Merrillville High School to discuss how Northwest Indiana will address our opioid epidemic

Memorial Day 2016
May 31, 2016

We had a great time at the 2016 Portage Memorial Day Parade!

Officer Chavez Attends Birthday Party
May 31, 2016

 Sgt .Chavez attended a birthday party for 3rd Grader, Mikey

Porter Regional Hospital Book Drive
May 25, 2016

 Nurses at Porter Regional Hospital are collecting books to stock a library in the Emergency Department.

Porter County Remembers Those Who Sacrificed All
May 25, 2016

 "'We are in the only profession that when we hear gunshots, we run toward them," said Sheriff David Reynolds, addressing his officers, those representing other departments, and local officials gathered at Ivy Tech Community College." - Post-Tribune

Graduation Ceremony for Porter County Veterans Court Held
May 25, 2016

"The program, which targets low-level offenders and includes random drug and alcohol screenings and regular court appearances, is not easy." -Post-Tribune

Public Safety Maintained During Motorcycle Gang Event
May 23, 2016

 Area police agencies agreed there was a need to increase the number of law enforcement officers in the area of The Mill Bar during the Hell's Angels event in order to ensure public safety.

Local School Donates Handmade Police Collage
May 23, 2016

 The 8th grade class at Immanuel Lutheran School put together a Police Collage

Bri's Race To End Domestic Violence to be held June 25th
May 23, 2016

 Bri’s RACE was created after the untimely and violent death of Brianna “Bri” Hefner-Ballor.

Porter County Police Memorial
May 18, 2016

 Elementary choir presents Porter County Sheriff's Department with thank you gift.

Narcan Used In Another Occasion of Overdose
May 18, 2016

 "Police are crediting the prescription drug Narcan with reversing yet another illegal drug overdose." -The Times

Pancake Breakfast A Success
May 16, 2016

Member of Porter County Sheriff's Office support local firehouse 

Candlelight Vigil in Washington D.C.
May 16, 2016

Porter County Sheriff's Officers attend memorial 

9th Annual Fireman vs. Policeman Basketball Tournament
May 09, 2016

 Heroes vs. Heroes game helps support the Boys and Girls athletic leagues.

New Officers Join Porter County Sheriff's Office
May 02, 2016

 Officer Nick Brown and Officer Chris Jostes, successfully completed their training at the Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.

Run To Remember Race
May 02, 2016

 Porter County Sheriff's Office personel take part in race to honor fallen brothers and sisters in law enforcement.

2016 Northwest Regional Sheriff’s Camp
May 02, 2016

 The second annual Northwest Regional Sheriff’s Camp is being held again this year at the Indiana Dunes State Park this August 2nd, 3rd, and 4th 2016.

New K-9 Officer Joins the Ranks
May 02, 2016

 We welcome our newest K9 member, Fury.

Bomb Squad Training
April 25, 2016

The Porter County Bomb Squad assisted a Fire Investigations course in Gary

911 Slugfest A Success!
April 25, 2016

 A great time was had by all at the 911 Slugfest for the Make A Wish Foundation

New Elementary School Ground Breaking
April 22, 2016

 We were fortunate to be present for the ground breaking of the new Hayes Leonard Elementary School.


Sheriff's Office Conducts Real-Life Training
April 22, 2016

 Defensive tactics training vital for officers

Law Enforcement Appreciation Week at Union Center Elementary
April 18, 2016

 Union Center Elementary concluded their Law Enforcement Appreciation Week in style!

K-9's Bring Birthday Wishes
April 18, 2016

 Sgt Matt Edwards teamed up our K9 unit with area K9 officers to celebrate and help make a memorable 9th birthday for Lake Station's, Gerald Hamilton.

Officer McFalls Apprehends Criminal
April 18, 2016

 Two-county high-speed persuit ends in Michigan City Menards store.

NOTICE: Rash of Thefts
April 11, 2016

We have seen a rash of thefts from vehicles over the weekend and last week that have occurred during the night. The thefts have been in Union Township, Center Township and Washington Township. We would like to remind everyone to please keep your vehicles locked and your valuables secured.

Sergeant Visits Union Township Elementary
April 08, 2016

 Sgt Larry LaFlower stopped in at Union Township Elementary School.

Community Forum a Success
April 06, 2016

Our Community Forum on February 5th at Valparaiso University helped continue dialogue with the public.

Porter County Sheriff Welcomes New Officers
April 02, 2016

 New Officers to the Porter County Sheriff's Office

Porter County Welcomes New K-9 Officer
March 30, 2016

  Sgt. Jason Praschak welcomes new K9 partner, Rogue

buzzed driving is drunk driving
March 29, 2016

Time Runs Out for Unsafe Drivers as the Porter County Sheriff’s Department Cracks Down
During March Enforcement Campaign

Seeking Redemption
March 28, 2016

"Porter County's God Pod inmates use Bible to head down a new path"