The Porter County Sheriff's Department has announced the Sheriff's Office lobby
is open for use 24/7.
The Sheriff's Department is located at 2755 S. Ind. 49 in Valparaiso.
County sheriff offers lobby as a 24/7 safe meeting place
20, 2015 Sarah Gollner NWI.com
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Sheriff's Department has announced that the
Sheriff's Office lobby is open 24/7 and available for residents of Porter County
to use as a safe place for any sort of transactions with others, such as custody
exchanges or first time, face-to-face interactions with people met online.
Sheriff's Department announced this on their Facebook page Thursday morning and
received thousands of "likes" and hundreds of comments, the majority of them in
favor of the idea.
responses on Facebook have led us to think this is a good idea," Sheriff Dave
Reynolds said. "We're pretty excited about the opportunity to offer this to the
also mentioned the lobby would be a safe place for people buying and/or selling
items over the Internet to meet in person. Depending on the time of day, the
department will offer to run serial numbers on certain items to prove their
fully prepared to handle that," Reynolds said. "We welcome all people to use
this as a main meeting place, even if it's just the parking lot."
Sheriff's Department is located at 2755 S. Ind. 49 in Valparaiso. For more
information, call (219) 477-3000.