News & Highlights

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"

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.

FROST LAW IN EFFECTIVE 02/24 UNTILL FURTHER NOTICE
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,