Valparaiso, IN Police

Valparaiso, Indiana Jail and Mugshot Information

Valparaiso is a city in Porter County, Indiana. The City of Valparaiso had a population of approximately 31,730 in the year 2016.

The mayor of Valparaiso, Indiana is Jon Costas. Jon Costas can be contacted at 219.462.1161 and by email at mayorcostas@valpo.us.

Jon Costas, Mayor
City of Valparaiso
166 Lincolnway
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone: 219.462.1161
Fax: 219.464.4273
Email: mayorcostas@valpo.us
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CT

Valparaiso City Mayor

In 2015, the crime-index in Valparaiso, Indiana was 107.0, 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 50 registered sex offenders living in Valparaiso, Indiana as of December 23, 2018. The ratio of number of residents in Valparaiso to the number of sex offenders is 648 to 1.

There were an estimated 552 total crimes per 100,000 people in Valparaiso, 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 Valparaiso is also lower than the national average of 2,837 crimes for every 100,000 individuals.

Further breaking down the types of crimes in Valparaiso, there were an estimated 48 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 504 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 Valparaiso, Indiana:

  • The overall crime rate in Valparaiso is 40% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.54 daily crimes that occur in Valparaiso.
  • Valparaiso is safer than 36% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Valparaiso you have a 1 in 61 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Valparaiso has decreased by 5%.

Valparaiso, Indiana Police Station Information

Valparaiso Police Department

The Valparaiso Police Department has 48 full-time police officers serving a population of approximately 27500 people.

Jeffrey Balon, Chief of Police
Valparaiso Police Department
16 Indiana Ave
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383-5634
Email: jbalon@valpopd.com
Phone: 219-462-2135
Fax: 219-477-4767

Valparaiso Police Dept

Porter County Sheriff’s Office

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

We have not found any police records information on Valparaiso. 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:

Sharon Swihart, Clerk-Treasurer
Office of the Clerk-Treasurer
City of Valparaiso
166 Lincolnway
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Email: sswihart@valpo.us
Phone: 219.462.1161
Fax: 219.464.4273
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CT

Valparaiso Clerk-Treasurer

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