Detective Bureau

The Porter County Sheriff’s Detective Bureau consists of eight highly trained Merit Officers and an Administrative Assistant with over 30 years of dedicated service. All Detectives had first served years developing their skills as Patrol Officers/Specialty Unit Officers and are assigned to the Detective Bureau after demonstrating a high aptitude for investigations. The Detectives specialize in and are assigned specific types of crimes: Crimes Against People, Property Crimes, and Financial Crimes.


Due to the sometimes complicated nature of these crimes, the work necessary to bring about the successful conclusion may take a tremendous number of hours, days or even months of investigative work. To assist with the successful prosecution of these crimes, members of the PCSO Detective Bureau have specialized training in several areas:

  • Crime Scene Investigation

  • Computer Voice Stress Analysts

  • Cell Phone Forensics

  • Advanced Interviewing Techniques

  • Practical Homicide Investigation

  • Major Case Management


The PCSO Detective Bureau is dedicated to ethically and diligently investigating crimes against the citizens of Porter County and to helping insure the successful prosecution of all of those that aim to harm our residents.

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