News & Highlights

The Badge & You
August 29, 2016

 We enjoyed The Badge and You event that took place on August 26th in Burns Harbor.

 

Kouts' Pork Fest
August 29, 2016

 Had a fun time at Kouts' Pork Fest Run and the parade!

Welcome New Officer Brown
August 22, 2016

 Officer Brown is proving to be a valuable asset to the department.

PSCO In The News: Jail Grant Helps Fund Domestic Violence Program
August 22, 2016

"After years of providing domestic violence education to female inmates, Porter County Jail is now preparing to offer a similar type of program for men in custody." - The Times

United Way Day of Caring
August 17, 2016

 We were excited to participate in the The United Way of Porter County Day of Caring.

Shorewood Fest
August 17, 2016

On  the afternoon of August 14th we had the pleasure of taking part in Shorewood Fest, in Union Township's Shorewood subdivision.

Bicycle Raffle Winners
August 17, 2016

 Congratulations to ALL of our winners!

Indiana Sheriff's Association Scholarship Winners
August 17, 2016

 Sheriff Reynolds honored and presented certificates to three of four lucky Porter County residents that received a $500 scholarship from the Indiana Sheriff’s Association.

K-9 Officer Speaks At Kiwanis Event
August 11, 2016

 Deputy Gill and K-9 Bumpus visited Kiwanis meeting.

K-9's visit YMCA
August 11, 2016

 Our K9's took a quick break from training to stop in and visit with the pre-K's from the Valparaiso YMCA.

PCSO In The News: Body Cameras
August 04, 2016

": The Porter County Sheriff's Department is wading into the national debate over the use of body cameras by seeking to equip each of its officers with the documenting technology." -The Times

PCSO In The News: 2nd Annual Northwest Regional Sheriff's Camp
August 03, 2016

 K-9, SWAT, helicopters!!! Oh, my!!!

PCSO In The News: Workplace Violence Prevention Seminar
August 02, 2016

 It was an honor to have Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, Lt. Brian Murphy, anf Sheriff Mike Neal speak at the school and workplace violence prevention seminar.

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.

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