Porter Police Department

  • Agency: Porter Police Department
  • Address: 50 Francis Street, Porter, 46304 IN
  • Chief: Jamie Spanier (Chief of Police)
Phone: 219-926-7611
Fax: 219-929-1924

Porter Police Department is located at 50 Francis Street, Porter, 46304 IN. The Chief of Police of the department is Jamie Spanier. The Porter Police Department phone number is 219-926-7611.

Porter Police Department News

US Hwy 12 between St Rd 49 and Waverly Rd will be closed for an extended amount of time while a roll over semi accident is cleaned up.

Just a reminder that the hours for Trick or Treat in Porter, Chesterton, and Burns Harbor will be from 5:30 to 7:30 on Wednesday October 31st. Please be extra careful while driving during these hours because of the many children that will be walking around. Happy Halloween!👻🎃

On Saturday, 10/27/2018 between 10 am and 2 pm is DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. If you have any unused or expired medication, you can dispose of it at the Porter Police Department. There is a container in the lobby of the department that you can place the items in. Items that are NOT to be placed in the container are: Needles, liquids, cleaning supplies, etc. Contact us if you have any questions.

***UPDATE*** The owner has been located! Thank you all for your help. We are trying to locate the owner of this friendly chocolate lab! The canine was located near the Town Hall. If you know the owner, please contact the Porter Police Department at 926-7611.

This dog was located by Chesterton Middle School. Porter County Animal Control has since taken the K9. If you know the owners, please contact them or the Porter County Animal Control. ******UPDATE: The dog has been reunited with the owner******

This dog was found in the area of S.R 49 and Fairhaven Church. If you recognize the dog, or know the owners, please contact the Porter Police at 219-926-7611

The Donut Hole Hustle 5K was an absolute blast. Thank you to all who participated and a special thank you to Stefanie Nowka, and friends, for organizing and hosting the race. Hope to see you all next year!

This Saturday, 04/28/2018, between 10 am and 2 pm is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. If you have any unused or expired medication, you can dispose of it at the Porter Police Department. There is a container in the lobby of the department that you can place the items in. Items that are NOT to be placed in the container are: Needles, liquids, cleaning supplies, tooth paste, creams etc. Contact us if you have any questions.

This can happen anywhere so please call us if you see suspicious activity like this. Porter had a similar incident like this happen last summer. Please pass this on to your neighbors, especially if they are elderly or don't use Facebook. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155075033685583&id=177094465582

In light of the tragic incident that took place at a Florida High School yesterday, Porter Police Officers will be stopping by Yost Elementary and Discovery Charter School periodically. Please do not be alarmed if you see a Police Officer at the school. This is to ensure safety and peace of mind to the students and staff.

Regarding the upcoming snow storm, please adhere to the following parking restrictions and snow removal from sidewalks per town code 58-209 and 58-210. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Please read these following ordinances: Sec. 58-209. Parking restrictions for purposes of snow removal. (a) It is necessary for the public health and safety that the streets of the town be cleared of snow and, if the clearing of the snow is impeded and delayed by vehicles parked on the streets, that such impediment and delay is detrimental to the public health and safety. (b) Whenever there has been snowfall of three inches or more, in order not to delay the clearing of such streets, all vehicles parked on all streets of the following subdivisions shall be removed by their owners: Baillytown, Dune Meadows, Hunter's Glen, Indian Trails, Marquette Point, Porter Beach, Porter Cove, Summer Tree, Wagner Hills, Woodlake Springs and Woodlawn Acres. (c) If such vehicles are not removed from the streets after three inches of snowfall, as determined by the Porter Public Works Department, it shall be the duty of the Porter Police Department, after issuing citations for said vehicles at $50.00 per violation, to forthwith employ a professional towing company to remove such vehicles from the streets and store them at a vehicle impound garage or lot. The reasonable cost of such removal and storage shall be paid by the owner of the vehicle to the owner of the impound garage or lot prior to the owner taking possession of their vehicle. (Ord. No. 2015-10, § 1, 11-10-2015) Sec. 58-210. Removal of snow and ice from sidewalks. (a) The owner and/or the occupant of any dwelling, building or subdivided lot or property shall keep the sidewalks in front thereof clean at all times of the year. Within 24 hours after any snowfall or formation of ice, such snow or ice shall be removed from the sidewalks. (b) It shall be unlawful for any person or private contractor to throw, blow, push or deposit in any manner snow, slush or ice onto any public street, alley or sidewalk. (c) Persons who violate this code section: (1) Shall be subject to a penalty of $50.00 per violation. Each day that a violation exists shall constitute a separate violation. (2) Shall be responsible for the costs incurred by the town to remove the impediment to safe progress and movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic, which costs shall be determined by equipment and labor hourly rates.

The Porter Police Department is investigating a stolen vehicle from the Travel Center of America (north) truck stop. The vehicle was taken on January 19th at approximately 12:15 AM. The surveillance video shows a male subject walk through the parking lot and get into a Blue 2016 Jeep Compass and drive away. We do not have a better angle of the suspect at this time. Please contact the Porter Police department 219-926-7611 with any information. Thank you!

**************UPDATE************ The vehicle has been located off of a tip received from this post. We thank all the citizens that helped us locate the suspect. Chesterton Police are investigating a Hit and Run crash that happened on January 5, 2018 at approximately 8:45 AM. The crash occurred at 1100 N. and 23rd street by Dog Wood Park. The suspect vehicle was last seen eastbound on Porter Avenue from 23rd street. The vehicle is a late 1990's to early 2000's brown Oldsmobile Bravada. The vehicle's bumper was left at the scene. The below picture is the type of vehicle described by the victim. The suspect vehicle is missing the front bumper and the driver side headlight assembly. If anyone has any information please contact the Chesterton Police Department 219-926-1136

Good morning everyone. All railroad crossings in Chesterton, that run from Calumet to Jackson Street are currently blocked by a train. Please use Babcock or St Rd 49 to get around town.

Mr. Coslet has been found and in good hands. Would like to thank Jay Craig and his canine partner and several others from the Search and Rescue Team that didn't hesitate and responded immediately when requested. Without the help of the Search and Rescue Team, Chesterton Police, our Dispatch Center, Porter Fire, and The Porter County Sheriff Dispatch Center, we may still be looking him. Also, thank you to all the people that called in and gave information on possible sightings on Mr. Coslet. This community always responds when help is needed and it's a great feeling to know we can count on everybody in town to come together when emergency workers need an extra hand. In this case, eyes.

Early this morning, we received information of multiple vehicle windows being smashed and having items removed from the vehicle. These incidents occurred in Chesterton and Portage. While this did NOT occur in the Town of Porter we are asking citizens to keep an eye out for any suspicious activity, especially during the late night/early morning hours. Officers will also be stepping up patrols in residential areas. If you have any information regarding the person in this video, please contact the Porter Police Department at 219-926-7611 or send us a message on Facebook.

PHONE SCAM ALERT: An alert cab driver just stopped an elderly female in town, she was picking up, from being scammed. The cab driver overheard the conversation this lady was having with a male subject on the phone who told her to go to Chase Bank and withdraw $5000 from her bank account because she had won millions. If anyone receives phone calls from an (876) area code do not answer your phone. This is a Jamaican Lottery Scam. The money they want is to pay for taxes and fees associated with winning the lottery. Please pass this information to neighbors, friends, and elderly people you may know. If a phone call from an (876) area code comes up on your phone, please block it because they will keep calling you back.