News & Highlights

No Shave November Supports United Way
December 02, 2016

We are thankful to be able to contribute to the worthy organizations that the United Way supports throughout our community. 

PCSO In The News: PCSO Helps Provide Thanksgiving Meals
November 30, 2016

Our department was proud to partner with the United Way to help provide Thanksgiving meals to 350 families at the Boys and Girls Club of South Haven along with the Portage Police Department.  

PCSO In The News: K9 Bumpus
November 30, 2016

"Friendly and laid back, Bumpus is for trailing scents of lost people and suspects, and also serves as a public relations mascot of sorts for the department." -Post-Tribune 

New Officer Graduates From Law Enforcement Academy
November 21, 2016

Officer Kostelnik graduated from the Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Hobart. 

Kiwanis Veteran's Luncheon
November 15, 2016

Thirty two of our officers were among those honored at the Valparaiso Noon Kiwanis Club Veterans' luncheon for their service to our country.

500 Turkeys First Responders Flag Football Tournament
November 15, 2016

Some of our Officers and Jail Officers participated in the event and brought home a win for a great cause and helped to raise over $1,000!  

Manda's Race
October 31, 2016

 Thank you to the Community Action Drug Coalition of Porter County for putting this race together to honor Manda.

PCSO In The News: Drug Treatment Lacking In The Region
October 31, 2016

"With the public resources for substance abuse treatment not meeting the need, it has fallen on local jails to become defacto detox and drug rehab facilities." -The Times 

Tip A Cop Fundraiser
October 24, 2016

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Special Olympics Indiana
 

PCSO In The News: Annual Sheriff's Sale
October 24, 2016

"The public auction, required by county ordinance, has been in place for more than 20 years, said Major Gary Gear." -Post-Tribune

2016 Harvest Fun
October 17, 2016

Thank you to our Portage Township community for being so supportive. 

Officers Judge YMCA's Cupcake Wars
October 07, 2016

A few of our officers stepped up to the plate at the Duneland YMCA.  

Sheriff Reynolds Visits Paul Saylor Elementary
October 05, 2016

Sheriff Reynolds stopped in to Mrs Callahan's first grade class at Paul Saylor Elementary this morning!
 

Indiana Sheriff's Association Spotlights Sheriff Reynolds
October 03, 2016

The Heroin epidemic is apparent on both a national level as well locally in Porter County.
 

Chesterton Methodist Church shows support
September 19, 2016

Chris and Shelly Westlund with the Chesterton Methodist Church, dropped off a basket of goodies for our officers 

Detectives Share Job Experience With High School Students
September 19, 2016

 Detectives Matt Boone and Roger Bowles stopped in to Valparaiso High School's 'Project Lead the Way' Biomedical class.

PCSO In The News: The Toll of Opioid Addiction
September 19, 2016

"Heroin is the opioid of choice in Northwest Indiana." -The Times
 

Welcome New Officer Jostes
September 15, 2016

Officer Jostes is the newest release from our Field Training Program. 

PCSO In The News: Cooler Heads Prevail In Heated Situations
September 15, 2016

"Deputies with the Porter County Sheriff's Department go through annual training for dealing with people with mental illness and disabilities." - Post-Tribune

Rittenhouse Shows Support
September 12, 2016

 We appreciate your thoughtfulness and continued support!

2016 Popcorn Fest
September 12, 2016

Thank you to everyone for coming out despite the rain to cheer us on at the Valparaiso Popcorn Festival parade. 
 

PCSO Says Thanks
September 07, 2016

We are always grateful to the individuals and businesses that help support the events we host.
 

PCSO In The News: Porter County Jail Helps Addicts
September 06, 2016

" Inmates in TC are in their own pod at the jail and in addition to tackling substance abuse, the program also works on stress and anger management, behavior modification and transitioning out of the jail." - Post-Tribune

Bomb Squad Gets Donation
September 06, 2016

Thank you to Enbridge for their generous monetary donation to the Porter County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad.

Malden Labor Day Parade
September 06, 2016

 We had a great time at the Malden Labor Day parade!!!

PCSO In The News: State Drug Task Force
August 30, 2016

At August 29th's Governor's Drug Task Force meeting, Sheriff David Reynolds spoke about the measures in place by law enforcement for the prevention and treatment of drug use and abuse we utilize in Porter County. 

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