Sheriff David Reynolds is a 45 year resident of Porter County who has earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Indiana University. Sheriff David Reynolds has 33 years of distinguished law enforcement experience during which he dedicated himself to protecting the people of Porter County. At the outset of his career, Sheriff David Reynolds served 5 years with the Lake Station Police Department as an officer and detective. Sheriff David Reynolds next served 22 years with the Portage Police Department as an investigator, Captain, and the Chief of Police. In 1998, 2002 and in 2014 the people of Porter County elected David Reynolds Sheriff of Porter County. Throughout his law enforcement career, David Reynolds has taken a collaborative and innovative approach to police work which has resulted in the thorough investigations, prompt arrests, and convictions of countless criminals. Sheriff Reynolds has been married to Deborah for 41 years and has three grown children and six grandchildren.
During his eight years as Sheriff, David Reynolds partnered with local, state, and federal officials and organizations to fight crime. As Sheriff, David Reynolds implemented programs that protected the people of Porter County and their tax dollars. Those programs included: putting more police officers on the streets of Porter County; protecting school children by putting police officers in all county schools; properly training and equipping Porter County SWAT; issuing digital cameras to every police officer so that crimes could be better documented; providing a robbery survival program for banks and service stations. As Sheriff, David Reynolds demonstrated his continued support of programs focused on domestic violence, senior safety, and the fight against drug distribution and abuse.
As the newly elected Sheriff of Porter County, Sheriff Reynolds has taken an aggressive approach in combating the Heroin epidemic in Porter County by starting the Heroin Overdose Response Team (HORT) which investigates all drug overdose cases in the County.