Gary Park Police Department

  • Agency: Gary Park Police Department
  • Address: 555 Polk St., Gary, 46402 IN
  • Chief:
Phone: (219) 881-1201
Fax: (219) 881-1259

Gary Park Police Department is located at 555 Polk St., Gary, 46402 IN. The Gary Park Police Department phone number is (219) 881-1201.

Gary Park Police Department News

Help our Gary K9 Association win this grant! Please share this post and vote between now, October 18th and November 2nd. You can vote every 12 hours on their website ( and, if you have an Instagram account, once daily on their K9 posts (@AftermathK9Grant). Please vote responsibly.

Our friends and neighbors with Gary Parole are inviting you to bring your kids for an office trick or treat! We hope to see some fun costumes when you come! IDOC Gary Parole District

Cpl. Lozano/K9 Falco, Cpl. Artibey/K9 Nero and 17 year veteran of Griffith Indiana Police Department, Ofc. R. Gutierrez/K9 Gino were all on hand yesterday at the Highland Fire Department open house to speak to our neighbors about the importance of our K9 partners abilities. The handlers gave demonstrations in obedience, article search, agility, narcotics, officer protection and aggression. Engaging the community is an important part of socializing the K9’s and educating citizens about our amazing four legged partners.

The Gary Police Department is investigating a Theft that occurred at Speedway located at 3201 Grant Street Gary, IN on 09/13/18 and 09/21/18. The subject walked into the business on two separate occasions. Once inside, subject walked into a walk-in cooler and filled several tote bags with Red Bull Energy drinks. Below are images of a white female suspect obtained from the Speedway surveillance cameras. Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect is urged to please contact Det. Larry McKinley at 219-881-7300 ext 23060. Thank you.

The Gary Police Department is investigating a Burglary that occurred at Buy N Save located at 5301 W 15th Avenue Gary, IN on 8/9/18. Subjects broke into the rear of business using a stolen vehicle. Among the items stolen were scratch off lottery tickets. The winning tickets were redeemed at several different gas stations in Gary. These are the images obtained from their cameras. The car appears to be a navy blue Lexus with a sun roof. Below are the 3 suspects images. Anyone with information is urged to please call Detective JerVean Gates at 219-881-7300 ext 21209 or call anonymously to 1-866-CRIME-GP (866-274-6347).

The Gary K9 Association was honored to participate in the Hometown Heroes #4 this past Saturday. We did a K9 demonstration that entertained and informed the audience. We were also surprised with an award for starting our association after 10+ years to get K9s back on the street and everything we’ve accomplished since. Pete Dragojevic and his board chose to acknowledge our group for all the hard work we do and SFC Ruiz, from the Pentagon was so impressed learning about our Association, the Commander signed off on the request to have a flag/cert done. This flag flew over the Pentagon of our great nation and we are honored to have received this. Thanks for hosting this event and inviting us to participate in honoring all of our hometown heroes.

The Gary Police Department immediately began conducting an internal investigation reference the incident in our City where a citizen filmed officer's on a call for service. We appreciate the concern shown by the public and are diligently working towards an internal resolution. We do not condone the violation of any rights given to citizens in our GREAT nation.

The Gary Police Department is currently investigating a Burglary to Gary Middle College, 4030 W 5th ave Gary, IN on Tuesday 9/4/18. Subjects broke out a glass window on the rear door earlier that evening. School boarded up the window/hole. Subjects returned again and entered school to remove 20 laptops using a cart from the school. Camera was working, and was able to get some still images of 2 of the 4 suspects. The 1st two photos are the same guy. We think the logo on his jacket is the Hammond Clark school logo. If anyone has any information, please call Det. Sgt. Gates at 219-881-7300 EXT 21209 or the crime tip line at 866-CRIME-GP

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On behalf of Officer Hedrick & K9 Argo, Ofc. Briggs & K9 Leo, Cpl. Artibey & K9 Nero along with C.O.P. Cpl Hill and Chief Allen, we’re honored to have attended the Aetna Manor Revitalization Program. Saturday was their fun fest honoring the late Cpl. Charles Turner. A big thanks to those in attendance and all the volunteers who made this happen.

Today we mourn the loss of one of our retired officers Kirk Miller. Our heartfelt condolences go out to all his family and friends from all of us at Gary PD during this most difficult time.

Drone video of our K9 Demonstration where our very own Chief Richard Allen takes a bite from K9 Argo! Thanks to everyone who attended and our volunteers this year at the 2018 National Night Out!

Today marked our 35th Anniversary National Night Out in Gary, Indiana. The Gary Police Department, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and the Gary Common Council would like to thank everyone that participated and attended our event. We’d like to thank our generous vendors and volunteers who all did a great job this evening. as well as the YWCA for allowing us the indoor space. It was great to see all the citizens and kids socializing with the public safety personnel as a community together. Our SWAT Team, K-9 Unit, Drone Unit and ATV Unit all had excellent presentations. Police Chief Richard Allen volunteered to wear the K9 bite suit and did a great bite demonstration with GPD K9 Argo. We hope to see everyone next year!!!

Today a very nice family and their little girl stopped by to deliver handmade cards to our Detectives. LMS Supports You is their page and they are reaching out to local police departments to show their appreciation. Well we’d like to thank them for bringing some cheer to us today. It was wonderful to meet you and have you come visit.

MISSING PERSON 74 YEAR OLD WILEY HIGGINS The Gary Police Department would like your assistance in locating WILEY HIGGINS, he is a 6’4” 178lb male. Mr. Higgins suffers from various medical conditions. He was last seen driving a 1993 MAROON BUICK ROADMASTER 4 DOOR with an Indiana plate AV9669. Last known location was in the Miller area of Gary. If you have any information please contact: Det. Sgt. Mark Salazar 219-881-1209 ext 3042

PSA... Gary Animal Enforcement releases statement regarding Nuisance Wildlife… Citizens experiencing problems or in need of information regarding “NUISANCE WILDLIFE”-- animals such as: RACCOONS, MUSKRATS, GROUND HOGS & BEAVERS should contact The Indiana Conservation Officers’ Central Dispatch in Bloomington, Indiana at 812-837-9536. Officers at Indiana Conservation can advise how to manage wild animals. Please note that The Department Of Natural Resources cannot address issues with “NUISANCE WILDLIFE”.

On this day we remember our fallen brother Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield. Rest easy sir we will take it from here. NEVER FORGOTTEN

PSA: All community members, Harrison Street will be closed from 25th Ave to 35th Av beginning on July 9, 2018. The road will remain closed until some point in December that is yet to be determined. Additionally 30th Av east of Harrison Street will also be closed during this time period. Please adjust your travel routes accordingly and allow adequate travel time for the alternate route.

The Gary Police Department would like to remind all residents that under Indiana law a person has 60 days from the time they become an Indiana resident to change License/Identification Card and all vehicle registrations from their previous state to Indiana. Vehicles not registered in Indiana after this point are subject to the owner being cited and the vehicle towed. The Gary Police Department has been actively giving notices on these violations and will continue to enforce this law. If you have not yet registered your vehicle in Indiana please do so with in the 60 day time frame.