Chaplain Program

Throughout the years, the Chaplain’s program has grown into other areas of the Sheriff’s Office. In 2004, we established the Chaplain Patrol Division, which consist of two Chaplains whose main task is to encourage, listen, counsel and help in any way possible, the men and women who work patrol day in and day out. Chaplains do “ride alongs” with officers when possible, and spend time with them when a specific need arises. Chaplains have also been available for counseling to the staff and have on occasion, performed weddings for those in the department.

Another dimension of the Patrol Chaplain is to assist in making notification to family when someone’s life has been lost. This is another way we can support the men and women of the Patrol Division. We also help in walking the family through immediate concerns such as making notification to other family members, work supervisors, friends and clergy to name a few. Some of our Chaplains have even been asked to perform services for those deceased.

Our goal as Chaplains is to help individuals through what could be some of the most difficult times of their lives. We are at the service of the inmates, staff, administration of the Sheriff’s Office, and the people of Porter County.

Porter County Sheriff's Office

2755 State Road 49,

Valparaiso IN 46383

Sheriff's Office Hours of Operation:

Administration Office Hours

Monday through Friday 8am to 3pm

Sheriff's Office 219.477.3000

Jail Division 219.477.3050

Jail Hours of Operation:

Administration Office Hours

Monday thru Friday 7am to 3pm

Jail Master Control 24/7

With the exception of the hours:

11:30 am to 12:30 pm and 5:30pm to 6:30 pm

Civil Bureau 219.477.3155

Detective Bureau 219.477.3130

Records 219.477.3080

Sheriff David Reynolds  Porter County Sheriff's Office  Chief Timothy Manteuffel