Police Chief Mark Becker
East Chicago police officer Nathaniel London waits as Sgt. George Cossey talks to a resident during a police community walk in the city's South Side neighborhood. Officers went door to door last Tuesday to ask residents about their concerns about crime and safety.
EAST CHICAGO | All the bikes, toys and clothing for children of the St. Joseph's Carmelite Home have been stolen from a storage shed on the shelter's grounds.
EAST CHICAGO | Police Chief Mark Becker isn't claiming victory. He knows there are challenges ahead.
EAST CHICAGO | A regional team of about 13 full-time officers from several police departments formed to attack violence and property crimes has lost its Hammond representation.
EAST CHICAGO | The sound of gunfire crackled from a computer on the desk of East Chicago Deputy Police Chief John Verbich.
EAST CHICAGO | A 23-year-old man was killed and his pregnant girlfriend wounded in an early morning shooting when someone leaned in through a window and shot them in their sleep, police said.
In 2012, East Chicago crime rates were considerably lower. Police Chief Mark Becker credits his dedicated officers, collaborating with community organizations and businesses and other police partnerships to have an impact on the city.
EAST CHICAGO | An argument over a girl led to the shootings of two teenagers, one of whom later died, during a North Side sleep-over party on Sunday, police said.
PORTAGE | Portage Police Chief Mark Becker sends out his newsletter from in order to connect with Portage community members. Chief Becker has agreed to share his insights exclusively with www.PortageCommunity.com
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