About The Porter County Sheriff's Office
The Porter County Sheriff’s Office has over 170 employees to patrol the county roads, maintain the security of the jail that houses over 400 inmates on a daily basis, protect the courts, and serve all court paperwork. Porter County is the 9th largest county out of 92. There are over 400 square miles within Porter County, which extends from Lake Michigan to the Kankakee River.
Although Porter County consists of over 160,000 residents, approximately 70,000 residents live in the unincorporated areas. The Patrol Division patrols over 700 square miles of county roads and handle over 40,000 police incidents a year.
Our population size combined with the vast geographical area we patrol present constant challenges for our law enforcement officers. It is critical that we have a partnership between our organization and you, the residents of Porter County, to maintain a secure community.
We are honored to serve you.
Letter of Inclusiveness
Law Enforcement Commitment To Inclusiveness
A commitment to inclusiveness is a personal decision that comes from a belief that every person is a treasure. It also represents an institutional challenge. We believe that Northwest Indiana's diversity is its strength. We also recognize that ignorance, insensitivity, and bigotry can turn that diversity into a source of prejudice, discrimination, and injustice.
To keep diversity a wellspring of strength and make Northwest Indiana a better place for all, we pledge to respect people whose race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, age, abilities, beliefs, economic circumstances, or other characteristics are different from our own.
1. At all times, all members of this Department will demonstrate fair and equal treatment of all citizens.
2. Behaviors that violate a citizen's right to equal treatment under the law will not be tolerated.
3. Language and behaviors that demean or could be perceived to demean another person will not be tolerated.
4. This Department has adopted and will adhere to a procedure that ensures that complaints concerning equitable treatment are processed in a timely and responsive manner.
5. This Department has adopted hiring and other personal policies and procedures that promote the development of a workforce that is fully reflective of the community it serves and the citizens with whom it works.
6. This Department has incorporated training on race relations into its orientation program for all new officers and civilian employees. This training is reinforced in formal training sessions that are conducted on an annual basis:
7. On an annual basic, this Department will conduct and share a formal analysis of its performance with respect to the requirements of this commitment.
8. On an annual basic, this Department will develop an action plan to further demonstrate its commitment to inclusiveness.