Chesterton Police Department

  • Agency: Chesterton Police Department
  • Address: 790 Broadway, Chesterton, 46304 IN
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)

Chesterton Police Department is located at 790 Broadway, Chesterton, 46304 IN. The Chesterton Police Department phone number is 219-926-1136.

Chesterton Police Department News

Sgt. Rocha and Cpl. Christian will be out until 2pm today collecting prescription medication. They are across from the Police Station at 8th Street and Broadway. No liquids or inhalers can be accepted.

We wanted to share a portion of the Westchester Intermediate School morning announcements from this morning. Our very own Sgt. Virijevich and Officer Manion were invited to be guest judges for the Red Ribbon Week classroom door decorating contest. The officers are featured at 6:37 mark. Mr. Doolin and Mr. Lattuada did a great job with the video. Enjoy!

Earlier today Officer Palleson and Maverick joined Officer Joe at Westchester Intermediate School for a Red Ribbon Week Drug Prevention presentation. The students were amazed by Officer Palleson and Maverick during the drug detection demonstration. The students also enjoyed visiting with Maverick after the presentation.

We will be accepting unused prescription drugs on October 27 from 10am to 2pm. We will be in the parking lot on the south side of Broadway, across from the Police Station. No needles, inhalers, or liquids will be accepted.

We were so happy to escort the Regional Champion Boys Soccer team home last night! Good luck at Semi-State next week!

Trick or treat will take place Wednesday October 31st.

The Chesterton Fire Department Open House was so much fun! 2 year old Jonathan White almost got to drive the police car. Unfortunately Jonathan could not provide Officer Joe with a valid drivers license😁.

We had a little princess named Tessa stop by the Police Station yesterday evening to drop off cards, a cross blessed by Father Nate, and of course goodies!! Tessa gave Officer Miersma an ear to ear smile for the rest of his shift. Thank you Tessa and Mrs. Miller’s 1st Grade Class from St. Patrick Catholic School, Chesterton Indiana for the amazing gifts!

Thank you Bailly Elementary School for visiting us at the police station yesterday morning!!

Today Sgt. Virijevich, Officer Powell, and Officer Joe joined Bailly Elementary School for World Milk Day. There was even a real cow at the school, to the surprise of the officers! Great job Bailly Elementary and Bailly Elementary PTO. Also, thank you for the invitation!!!

A perfect day for the Chesterton High School Homecoming Parade! Even K9 Maverick enjoyed the parade!

The 7th Annual Hooked on Art- Live Street Art Festival is taking place Saturday September 22nd, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Broadway will remain closed following the Chesterton High School Homecoming Parade on September 21st at 4p.m. 2nd Street and 3rd Street will also be closed from the ally north to Broadway. Roads will reopen Saturday evening after clean up is completed.

The Chesterton High School Homecoming Parade will be taking place Friday September 21st, 2018 at 4 p.m. The following roads will be closed starting at 3:45 p.m. Porter Ave. from 8th Street to Calumet Road. Calumet Road from Porter Ave. to Broadway. Broadway from Calumet Road to 6th Street. 6th Street from Broadway to Morgan Ave. All of the roads will reopen as the parade exits the road, except Broadway. Broadway will remain closed from Calumet Road to 4th Street for the 7th Annual Hooked on Art- Live Street Art Festival that take place on September 22nd.

We would like to introduce Officer William Scheiderer, our newest officer at C.P.D. Officer Scheiderer is an Indiana Law Enforcement Academy graduate and brings 7 years of full time law enforcement experience with him. Officer Scheiderer started Monday September 10th and is currently in his field training program. We are very excited and look forward to Officer Scheiderer becoming a vital member of the Chesterton Police Department Patrol Division.

Our School Resource Officers now have their very own Facebook page. Please “like” and “follow” if you are a Duneland parent or just want to keep up with their activities throughout the school year!

Please be aware that all Duneland School Corporation schools start Monday August 13th, 2018. We will have increased patrol presence in our school zones. Please help us keep children safe while waiting for school buses, entering and exiting school buses, and walking to school.

Today we assisted Chesterton High School with moving a house that the building trades class built. The house was transported to a foundation in Michigan City.

We would like to introduce our new K9 Maverick with his handler Officer Palleson. Maverick is a two year old Belgian Malinois. Officer Palleson and Maverick certified through the North American Police Work Dog Association in narcotics and tracking. We would like to thank the Valparaiso Police Department and Sgt. Kobitz for providing the weeks of extensive training and certifications. Officer Palleson and Maverick are currently assigned to the midnight shift.

The Porter County Sheriff's Office is asking for assistance to identify two suspects in a recent burglary. Let’s help them out! If you know the identity of either suspect, please contact the Porter County Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Matt Boone at 219-477-3131.

************Update at 3:12pm****************** NIPSCO has finished their work and the road is back open. ************Update at 9:26am****************** The estimated time the road will reopen is 3pm. S.R. 149 between 1000 North and Old Porter Road is currently closed due to a motor vehicle accident. The road will remain closed for the next few hours because of downed power lines.

Porter County Central Communications is accepting applications. For a detailed look at qualifications and responsibilities please go to: http://www.portercounty911.org/careers.htm

Dickinson Road south of Porter Ave. is closed due to a tree in the roadway. Please avoid this area.

Please have a safe and happy 4th of July.

As the 4th of July approaches we just want to remind citizens of the Chesterton Town Ordinance regarding fireworks. Please share the below information with neighbors and friends. Also, remember that fireworks involve fire and combustibles. Be careful and aware of potential fire hazards while making them go boom. Below we have listed the town ordinance that will be applied when we receive a call or complaint about fireworks being discharged. In addition to the information below, you MUST have the permission of the property owner where the fireworks are being discharged. A person must be at least 18 years of age to purchase fireworks. A juvenile (17 years old or younger) must have someone at least 18 years old present to legally discharge fireworks. Lastly, be aware of your surroundings and do not discharge fireworks if the conditions are not safe. Town of Chesterton Fireworks Ordinance Sec. 16-40. The terms “Consumer Firework” and “Firework” shall have the meaning set forth in I.C. 22-11-14-1 as the same may be amended from time to time. Two copies of I.C. 22-11-14-1 are on file in the office of the Chesterton Clerk Treasurer for inspection by the public. Sec. 16-41. The use, ignition or discharge of consumer fireworks within the corporate limits of the Town of Chesterton shall be unlawful and in violation of this Article at any time with the exception of the following: A. Within the hours of 5 p.m. and two hours after sunset on June 29, June 30, July 1, July 2, July 3, July 5, July 6, July 7, July 8, and July 9 in any year; B. Between the hours of 10 a.m. and 12 midnight on July 4; C. Between the hours of 10 a.m. on December 31 and 1 a.m. on January 1 in any given year. Sec. 16-42. Violations and Penalties. A. A first violation of this Ordinance shall subject the offender to a One Hundred Dollar ($100.00) fine before the Chesterton Violations Bureau. Any subsequent violations of this Ordinance shall subject the offender to the General Penalty Provisions found in Section 1-9 of the Chesterton Town Code.

As the 4th of July approaches we just want to remind citizens of the Chesterton Town Ordinance regarding fireworks. Please share the below information with neighbors and friends. Also, remember that fireworks involve fire and combustibles. Be careful and aware of potential fire hazards while making them go boom. Below we have listed the town ordinance that will be applied when we receive a call or complaint about fireworks being discharged. In addition to the information below, you MUST have the permission of the property owner where the fireworks are being discharged. A person must be at least 18 years of age to purchase fireworks. A juvenile (17 years old or younger) must have someone at least 18 years old present to legally discharge fireworks. Lastly, be aware of your surroundings and do not discharge fireworks if the conditions are not safe. Town of Chesterton Fireworks Ordinance Sec. 16-40. The terms “Consumer Firework” and “Firework” shall have the meaning set forth in I.C. 22-11-14-1 as the same may be amended from time to time. Two copies of I.C. 22-11-14-1 are on file in the office of the Chesterton Clerk Treasurer for inspection by the public. Sec. 16-41. The use, ignition or discharge of consumer fireworks within the corporate limits of the Town of Chesterton shall be unlawful and in violation of this Article at any time with the exception of the following: A. Within the hours of 5 p.m. and two hours after sunset on June 29, June 30, July 1, July 2, July 3, July 5, July 6, July 7, July 8, and July 9 in any year; B. Between the hours of 10 a.m. and 12 midnight on July 4; C. Between the hours of 10 a.m. on December 31 and 1 a.m. on January 1 in any given year. Sec. 16-42. Violations and Penalties. A. A first violation of this Ordinance shall subject the offender to a One Hundred Dollar ($100.00) fine before the Chesterton Violations Bureau. Any subsequent violations of this Ordinance shall subject the offender to the General Penalty Provisions found in Section 1-9 of the Chesterton Town Code.