Porter County Sheriff's Office


Porter County Jail Announcement

Jail Commander Ron Gaydos

Asst. Jail Commander Jeremy Juliano

Captain Ryan Taylor


Sheriff announces administrative changes at Porter County Jail


February 14, 2014•  Times Staff


VALPARAISO | Porter County Sheriff David Lain last week announced several administrative changes at the Porter County Jail.

Lain appointed Ron Gaydos as the jail commander. Gaydos had served as assistant warden since being appointed to that position by Sheriff David Reynolds in 1999.

Gaydos is a lifelong resident of Northwest Indiana, graduated from Andrean High School and attended Sawyer College of Business. He started with the sheriff’s department in 1992 as a reserve officer and has worked in several positions since then.

Sgt. Jeremy Juliano was promoted to assistant jail commander. He most recently served as the officer in charge of Inmate Trust accounting and the Jail Commissary Fund.

Juliano served as an intern at the department in 2001 while at Indiana State University, where he majored in criminology. He has worked in several jobs at the jail and became the liaison with United States Marshals Office and was responsible for the housing and transport details of the federal inmates that the Porter County Jail houses.

Lt. James “Ryan” Taylor has been promoted to jail captain. That position was vacated by Ron Taylor (no relation) who requested a transfer to Court Security duties. Ryan has been a shift commander at the jail for several years.

Taylor graduated from Valparaiso High School and received a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Indiana University Northwest. He has worked for the Porter County Sheriff’s Department Jail Division for 12 years. He most recently held the position of Jail Lieutenant where he managed a squad, oversaw daily operations of the Jail, and assisted with administrative duties.

Some of the changes were prompted by the retirement of jail commander John Widup.


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