News & Highlights

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"

Porter County Workplace Violence Preparedness Seminar
March 16, 2016

Presented by Guard911 and TruArmor. Featuring Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman, U.S Army (ret.), Lt. Brian Murphy, formerly with Oak Creek, WI Police, and Monroe County Sheriff Michael Neal, Arkansas.

Break In Rural Thefts Case
March 11, 2016

 Charges of Burglary Level 4 Felony and Theft A-Misdemeanor to be filed for Jacob Wozniak.

No Shave November
March 11, 2016

 Porter County Sheriff's Office employees contribute record amount to United Way.

Tim Hecht Scholarship Program
March 09, 2016

A Memorial to All Fallen Law Enforcement Officers of Porter County, Indiana 

Local School Gets Visit From Sheriff
March 09, 2016

On February 23rd Sheriff Reynolds stopped in at the Chesterton Montessori School to read to the children.

Porter County Says NO MORE
March 09, 2016

Officers participate in "No More" video. 

Accolades to Sheriff's Office for Heroin Video
March 09, 2016

 Senator Donnelly gives accolades to the Porter County Sheriff’s Office for their YouTube video; “Heroin not a problem, an Epidemic.

February 23, 2016

The Porter County Commissioners with the advice and guidance of the Porter County Highway Department Supervisor have declared ‘The Frost Law’ which is effective Wednesday, February 24, at 8:00 am, and will remain in effect until road engineers determine when weather/frost conditions are such that our roadways can resume normal truck traffic.

GED Ceremony
February 19, 2016

  The Porter County Jail provided a GED ceremony for two inmates who successfully completed the program and received their GED.

Dodgeball Tournament
February 19, 2016

 The Porter County Sheriff's Office was victorious in the 4th Annual Dodgeball Tourney of Fireman vs Police.

New K-9 Officer
February 19, 2016

 Welcome the Porter County Sheriff's Office newest K9 member, Bumpus.

Pedestrain Crash 1/23/16 UPDATE
January 25, 2016

In regards to the Car vs. Pedestrian crash on Saturday 1/23/16 at 370 E CR 1200 N,

4th Annual Dodgeball Tournament
January 25, 2016

4th Annual Dodgeball Tournament on January 29th

Fireman vs Police / Heroes vs Heroes

Sheriff David Reynolds announces new APP
January 10, 2016

Today, January 13, 2016, Sheriff David Reynolds announced the official launch of the Porter County Sheriff’s Office App for mobile devices and smart phones.

Seat belt / Impaired Driving Enforcement Results
December 10, 2015

The Porter County Sheriff’s Department completed seat belt and impaired driving enforcement for the Safe Family Travel campaign. The Blitz 84 period was from November 13th and ran through December 6th.

December 10, 2015

MERRILLVILLE, IN.—NIPSCO is warning customers of a rise in telephone scams, which began over the weekend and has continued into Monday.

Patrols During Thanksgiving Holiday
November 12, 2015

In an effort to make the upcoming Thansgiving Holiday travel safer.  Read More

Halloween Safety
October 22, 2015

Halloween Safety Tips keeping your family safe

Spread the Word!
September 04, 2015

Texas Governor Greg Abbott called for law enforcement across Texas to honor the funeral of slain Harris County Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth on Friday 09-04-15.   Read More

Witness Shot by Hit-and-Run Suspect
August 04, 2015

On Sunday at 11:39pm, the Porter County Sheriff's Office received a report of a shooting in the 400 West block of 400 North of Union Township. The initial investigation shows a possible hit-and-run crash occurred in the area of County Line Road and Cleveland Ave in Hobart, Indiana.

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Indiana Expanding Access to Heroin Overdose Antidote
July 16, 2015

No one wants to have a need for a naloxone kit, but it can save lives. If you suspect someone in your family may be using an opioid like heroin, talk to your doctor to see if a prescription is right for you.

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Porter County Working Together to Fight Drug Abuse
July 16, 2015

"Substance abuse in Porter County youth touches every resident of the county. It is a problem that affects the health and well-being of the county as a whole both now and for the future."

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Citizen Arrested on Charges of Intimidation, Criminal Recklessness
July 16, 2015

On Sunday, June 28th, 2015 at 7:30 am, Burns Harbor Police responded to their station to meet with a female who stated her estranged husband, Robert Pioch, had come to her residence on Haglund Rd around 3:00 am and fired several rounds from a firearm at her residence.

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Officer Paul Czupryn Given Medal of Valor for his Heroic Act
July 15, 2015

"Officer Paul Czupryn, whose heroic acts on July 4th prevented a disaster for hundreds of holiday crowd-goers was awarded the Medal of Valor, the highest honor one can receive from the Porter County Sheriff’s Department."

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Ministering to Men and Women on Both Sides of the Bars
July 15, 2015

"Jay Birky knows every inch of the Porter County Jail. He’s often on patrol and will join the Porter County Sheriff’s Department SWAT team when a crisis arises..."

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Lifesaving Awards Presented
June 12, 2015

Sheriff David Reynolds presented Detective Matt Boone and Officer Dave Murray with Lifesaving Awards for their efforts in administering Naloxone to opiate overdose victims and saving them from cardiac arrest. Read More

K-9 Athos Retires
June 12, 2015

Sheriff David Reynolds presented Officer Darrell Hobgood with a plaque for his 5 years of dedicated service to Porter County... Read More

Naloxone Credited for Saving Another Life
May 29, 2015

"The opioid reversal drug Naloxone has been credited for saving another Porter County life."

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Porter County Sheriff Offers Lobby as a 24/7 Safe Meeting Place
February 20, 2015

The Porter County Sheriff's Department has announced the Sheriff's Office lobby is open for use 24/7. The Sheriff's Department is located at 2755 S. Ind. 49 in Valparaiso. Read More