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The La Porte Police Department will provide
efficient, cost effective full service law
enforcement to the citizens of and visitors to La
Porte, Indiana in a manner that is responsive to the
ever changing needs of the community through the
application of proven community policing and problem
Citizens are requested to immediately report all
crimes and suspicious activity through one of the
- To report a crime in progress or other
emergency situation; immediately call 911.
- To report a crime that is not in progress; a
non-emergency situation or to give or request
information about something call (219) 362-9446
Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00
AM and 8:00 PM. After hours or on weekends or
holidays citizens can call (219) 362-6205.
- Crime or drug information and intelligence
may also be submitted anonymously through our
Anonymous Crime Tip Form. However, this form is
not to be used by victims to report
crimes that they were victims of in lieu of
contacting the police department to report the
- La Porte, Indiana was first settled in
1830 and takes its name from the French
- The City of La Porte is located in La
Porte County, the second largest county from a geographic standpoint
in the State of Indiana.
- La Porte is governed by an elected Mayor
and seven member City Council.
- La Porte has a very active Chamber of
Commerce and a strong economic development
- La Porte is currently seeing some
substantial infrastructure improvements in
terms of transportation projects.
- La Porte's nickname is "The Maple City."
- In 2014, La Porte was also officially
recognized as the "Antique Capital of
- La Porte has a total area of 12.2 square
miles of area, of which 0.7 square miles is water, and
it has over 150 miles of streets..
- The population of La Porte in the 2010
census was 22,053.
- La Porte has four major highways; US 35,
Indiana 2, Indiana 39 and Indiana 4 going through it
and is located in close proximity to
Interstate 80/90 and Interstate 94.
- La Porte is only a one hour drive from
the Chicago Loop and in within a one day
drive of half the population in the country.
- Norfolk and Southern's main railroad line
between Philadelphia and Chicago runs
through La Porte as does a branch line of
the Chicago, South Shore and South Bend freight
- The La Porte Police Department was
founded as a metropolitan police department
- In 1930, the La Porte Police
Department's affiliation with Fraternal
Order of Police La Porte Lodge #54 began
with all 15 officers on the department
at the time becoming FOP members.
- The Fraternal Order of Police purchased
the department's first police radio in 1937.
- In the 1940's, with the building of the
Kingsbury Ordinance Plant five miles south
of town and the resultant influx of
people which forced the department to expand;
the La Porte Police Department
was considered to be one of premier police
departments in the country.
- The La Porte Police Department currently
has an authorized strength of 43 sworn
officers; a civilian support staff of six
people; a take home squad car program;
highly computerized information systems and
of course, a modern radio system.
- The La Porte Police Department is
dispatched by the La Porte County Emergency
Events and News
- According to NHTSA statistics over 80% of
traffic crashes are as a result of some type of
driver distraction. If you or a loved one like
to text while driving please watch the following
Texting While Driving Video.
- NEW Some
informational brochures have been placed on our
to hopefully answer any questions that citizens
have concerning city ordinances and also give
people some crime prevention tips.
- The La Porte Police Department would like to
remind citizens that if they believe that they
are victims of a fraud or scam they may report
the incident to the
Commission. To learn more about
reporting incidents to the Federal Trade
Commission please watch their
- Upcoming Traffic Enforcement
- DUI: Taskforce Indiana funded impaired
driving patrols will be run on December 4,
5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 31.
- Operation Pull Over patrols will be
- Department Calendar of
Events and Meetings:
- 12/09/2014 - There will be a meeting of
the La Porte Police Department Merit
Commission at 2:00 PM in the main floor
meeting room at the La Porte Police
Department, 1206 Michigan Avenue.
- Recent Press
Web Site Overview
- To give the web site visitor an overview
of the La Porte Police Department, its
personnel and equipment and the service it
provides to the community.
- To provide people that are thinking
about moving to our community with
information regarding the excellent police
service the La Porte Police Department
provides to this community.
- Site Map
Community Policing page provides
information regarding Community Outreach
Program such as our Citizen's Police Academy
and our very active Neighborhood Watch
Program. This page also incorporates some
forms that citizens can use to give crime
tips and traffic complaints.
- The Heritage
page contains information regarding the
La Porte Police Department's 100th
anniversary as well as some old photographs
that we thought people might enjoy looking
Information page has statistical
information regarding the La Porte Police
Department including annual reports and
monthly calls for service data as well as information
concerning the traffic safety programs that
our department participates in, some
frequently asked questions and some crime
- The Operations
page has information about the various
divisions, personnel and equipment that
comprise the La Porte Police Department.
This page also has links to photos of department administrative personnel on it.
Records Division page has information
about records and report release policies
and handgun permits.
- The Recruiting
page has information about the requirements
for becoming a La Porte Police Department
and downloadable versions of the
applications for Police Officers and Reserve
- The Training
page has a list of upcoming training events
hosted by the La Porte Police Department.
Other Important Web Sites
- Weather and Road Information
- City and County Links
- Law Enforcement Links
- Local Law Enforcement Links
- Indiana Law Enforcement Links
- Links to Law Enforcement Agencies Outside Indiana