Portage, Indiana Jail and Mugshot Information

Portage is a city in Porter County, Indiana. The City of Portage had a population of approximately 36,828 in the year 2016.

The mayor of Portage, Indiana is James E. Snyder. James E. Snyder can be contacted at (219) 762-5425 and by email at jsnyder@portage-in.com

James E. Snyder, Mayor
City of Portage
City Hall
6070 Central Ave
Portage, IN 46368
Phone: (219) 762-5425
Fax: (219) 762-1484
Email: jsnyder@portage-in.com
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Portage City Mayor

In 2015, the crime-index in Portage, Indiana was 148.0, lower than it had been since at least the year 2002, but lower than the national average of 283.6. According to research of Indiana and other state lists, there were 49 registered sex offenders living in Portage, Indiana as of December 18, 2018. The ratio of number of residents in Portage to the number of sex offenders is 760 to 1.

There were an estimated 2,988 total crimes per 100,000 people in Portage, Indiana. This rate is lower than the average in the state of Indiana which has 3,117 total crimes per 100,000 residents. The crime rate in Portage is also lower than the national average of 2,837 crimes for every 100,000 individuals.

Further breaking down the types of crimes in Portage, there were an estimated 423 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents (which include murder, robbery, rape, and assault). The average for violent crimes in the state of Indiana is 430 per 100,000 citizens and the average nationally is 386 for every 100,000 residents.

In terms of property crimes, (burglary, theft, and vehicle theft), there were an estimated 2,565 property crimes per 100,000 residents, a rate which is lower than both the Indiana average of 2,687 property crimes for every 100,000 individuals and lower than the U.S. average of 2,451 property crimes per 100,000 citizens.

Facts about crime in Portage, Indiana:

  • The overall crime rate in Portage is 9% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.19 daily crimes that occur in Portage.
  • Portage is safer than 26% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Portage you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Portage has increased by 43%.

Portage, Indiana Police Station Information

Portage Police Department

The Portage Police Department has 52 full-time police officers serving a population of approximately 34000 people.

Troy Williams, Chief of Police
Portage Police Department
6260 Central Ave
Portage, IN 46368
Phone: (219) 762-3122
Fax: (219) 763-6531
Email: dbolin@portage-in.com
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

Portage Police Dept
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Porter County Sheriff’s Office

The Porter County Sheriff’s Office is also responsible for the public safety of the City of Portage, Indiana.

David Reynolds, Sheriff
Porter County Sheriff’s Office
2755 State Road 49,
Valparaiso IN 46383
Phone: 219.477.3000
Emergency: 911
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8am to 3pm

Porter County Sheriff
Porter Sheriff Facebook

Porter County Jail Information

The Porter County Jail is a 449 inmate facility. The physical location of the jail is:

Porter County Jail
2755 State Road 49,
Valparaiso IN 46383
Phone: 219.477.3050
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 7am to 3pm

Visitations Hours at Porter County Jail:

Onsite video visit hours:
Monday through Thursday:
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Remote video visit hours: 7 days a week
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM;
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM;
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Porter Jail Visitations
Porter County Jail

Police Records Request in Portage, Indiana

We have not found any police records information on Portage. Instead we have included public records. Public records can be obtained from the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office by visiting, calling or emailing your request to the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office.

The location and records request contact information is as follows:

Christopher D. Stidham, Clerk-Treasurer
Office of the Clerk-Treasurer
City of Portage
6070 Central Ave
Portage, IN 46368
Phone: (219) 762-7784
Fax: (219) 763-9607
Email: cstidham@portage-in.com
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Portage Clerk-Treasurer

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