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Porter County Officer, Michael Steege, recently attended the 2017 Indiana Kids Career Night at the South Haven Boys and Girls Club.
"In recent days, the Board of Commissioners signed a new contract with Quality Correctional Care for $1,545,100 for medical care with the goal of further improving medical service to inmates." -Post-Tribune
Sheriff Reynolds and Chief Biggs were honored to take part in the unveiling of a decommissioned ambulance from Porter EMS for the Porter County Search and Rescue Team (S.A.R).
"Porter County Sheriff Dave Reynolds said substance abuse is the No. 1 driving force behind a 33 percent increase in burglaries and an 8 percent increase in thefts across the unincorporated areas." -The Times
"Inmates at the Porter County Jail will have a new medical provider in the coming weeks." -Post-Tribune
The Porter County Sheriff's Office will again be awarding the Tim Hecht Scholarship to qualified high school seniors in Porter County.
Porter County Sheriff David Reynolds announced on January 30th that the Indiana Sheriff’s Association will again be awarding college scholarships to qualified high school seniors or college students who are pursuing a degree in criminal justice studies.
"The eight-hour course teaches officers the warning signs of mental health issues, information on the various forms of mental illness and advice on how best to respond." -The Times
:Police said they broke up a highly coordinated effort of smuggling the drug Suboxone into the Porter County Jail in the form of tiny sublingual sheets that were sold for up to $100 each among inmates." -The Times
The Porter County Community Foundation presented a check to the The Center of Workforce Innovations, Inc.
Officer Adam Gleason met with Girl Scout Troop 35135 of Lakes of the Four Seasons with several other First Responders, to take part in their 'Project Comfort Bear.'
Congratulations to Sheriff David Reynolds who was honored with the Service to Labor Award!!
Residents came to sing some carols with us, eat some cookies and drink some hot chocolate!
The Porter County Sheriff's Office led the way with 262 drunk driving arrests this year.
"Kids also visited with Santa Claus and warmed up with hot cocoa and cookies at Touch-A-Truck." -The Times
On December 3rd we enjoyed the opportunity to celebrate the holidays and recognize the contributions of many of our officers at our annual holiday party.
"Reynolds said the video will also serve as deterrent to violence by showing students, parents and others that an effective response is in place." -The Times
"Law enforcement officers throughout Porter County participated in No Shave November to raise $15,000 to benefit their community." -The Times
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.
"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
Officer Kostelnik graduated from the Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Hobart.
Thirty two of our officers were among those honored at the Valparaiso Noon Kiwanis Club Veterans' luncheon for their service to our country.
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!
Thank you to the Community Action Drug Coalition of Porter County for putting this race together to honor Manda.
"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
Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Special Olympics Indiana
"The public auction, required by county ordinance, has been in place for more than 20 years, said Major Gary Gear." -Post-Tribune
Thank you to our Portage Township community for being so supportive.
A few of our officers stepped up to the plate at the Duneland YMCA.
Sheriff Reynolds stopped in to Mrs Callahan's first grade class at Paul Saylor Elementary this morning!
The Heroin epidemic is apparent on both a national level as well locally in Porter County.
Chris and Shelly Westlund with the Chesterton Methodist Church, dropped off a basket of goodies for our officers
Detectives Matt Boone and Roger Bowles stopped in to Valparaiso High School's 'Project Lead the Way' Biomedical class.
"Heroin is the opioid of choice in Northwest Indiana." -The Times
Officer Jostes is the newest release from our Field Training Program.
"Deputies with the Porter County Sheriff's Department go through annual training for dealing with people with mental illness and disabilities." - Post-Tribune
We appreciate your thoughtfulness and continued support!
Thank you to everyone for coming out despite the rain to cheer us on at the Valparaiso Popcorn Festival parade.
We are always grateful to the individuals and businesses that help support the events we host.
" 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
Thank you to Enbridge for their generous monetary donation to the Porter County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad.
We had a great time at the Malden Labor Day parade!!!
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.
We enjoyed The Badge and You event that took place on August 26th in Burns Harbor.
Had a fun time at Kouts' Pork Fest Run and the parade!
Officer Brown is proving to be a valuable asset to the department.
"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
We were excited to participate in the The United Way of Porter County Day of Caring.
On the afternoon of August 14th we had the pleasure of taking part in Shorewood Fest, in Union Township's Shorewood subdivision.
Congratulations to ALL of our winners!