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On Thursday July 14th 2016, Lieutenant Steve Jenkins, worked his last shift as a police officer on the roads of Porter County.
Privileged and humbled to have the Concerns Of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S) Ride to Remember tour, stop at our Department
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
We may not always know others life stories but compassion towards others goes a long way.
"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
We were asked to join and help sponsor the Valparaiso YMCA and their "Red, White and Bike" event for the Y camp kids
Kimberly Rush officially retired from the Porter County Sheriff's Office
Detective Roger Bowles and Officer Nathan Graf, visited Tall Tree Arboretum's Nature CSI class
"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
"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
"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
We had a great turn out at the Indiana Fallen Officer Blood drive
We enjoyed spending some time with the campers at Camp Lawrence.
We were honored to take part in the Special Olympics Medal Ceremony.
We have joined the Regional Crime Reporting initiative and gone live with the NWI Times online.
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
We had a great time at the 2016 Portage Memorial Day Parade!
Sgt .Chavez attended a birthday party for 3rd Grader, Mikey
Nurses at Porter Regional Hospital are collecting books to stock a library in the Emergency Department.
"'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
"The program, which targets low-level offenders and includes random drug and alcohol screenings and regular court appearances, is not easy." -Post-Tribune
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.
The 8th grade class at Immanuel Lutheran School put together a Police Collage
Bri’s RACE was created after the untimely and violent death of Brianna “Bri” Hefner-Ballor.
Elementary choir presents Porter County Sheriff's Department with thank you gift.
"Police are crediting the prescription drug Narcan with reversing yet another illegal drug overdose." -The Times
Member of Porter County Sheriff's Office support local firehouse
Porter County Sheriff's Officers attend memorial
Heroes vs. Heroes game helps support the Boys and Girls athletic leagues.
Officer Nick Brown and Officer Chris Jostes, successfully completed their training at the Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.
Porter County Sheriff's Office personel take part in race to honor fallen brothers and sisters in law enforcement.
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.
We welcome our newest K9 member, Fury.
The Porter County Bomb Squad assisted a Fire Investigations course in Gary
A great time was had by all at the 911 Slugfest for the Make A Wish Foundation
We were fortunate to be present for the ground breaking of the new Hayes Leonard Elementary School.
Defensive tactics training vital for officers
Union Center Elementary concluded their Law Enforcement Appreciation Week in style!
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.
Two-county high-speed persuit ends in Michigan City Menards store.
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.
Sgt Larry LaFlower stopped in at Union Township Elementary School.
Our Community Forum on February 5th at Valparaiso University helped continue dialogue with the public.
New Officers to the Porter County Sheriff's Office
Sgt. Jason Praschak welcomes new K9 partner, Rogue
Time Runs Out for Unsafe Drivers as the Porter County Sheriff’s Department Cracks Down
During March Enforcement Campaign
"Porter County's God Pod inmates use Bible to head down a new path"
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.
Charges of Burglary Level 4 Felony and Theft A-Misdemeanor to be filed for Jacob Wozniak.
Porter County Sheriff's Office employees contribute record amount to United Way.