CALUMET CITY | The City Council gave public recognition Thursday to eight people who participated in the Police Department’s first Citizen’s Academy – a program meant to give local residents firsthand exposure to exactly what it is their law enforcement officers do.
GRIFFITH | Police and town officials are crediting community partnerships for a continued decline in crime in Griffith.
LOWELL | Officers at the Lowell Police Department are holstering a different weapon these days.
SCHERERVILLE | Schererville residents can share their thoughts about the Police Department by participating in a survey available on the town's website, www.schererville.org.
HIGHLAND | The Town Council is buying some new equipment for the Police and Fire departments.
HOBART | City officials have agreed to buy a $412,255 new pumper firetruck for the Hobart Fire Department from a St. John company.
EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago plans to accept applications for new police officers.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso police are investigating an armed robbery that took place about 6 p.m. Friday at the Valpo Quick Pantry convenience store, 360 W. Lincolnway.
LOWELL | Lowell recently welcomed two new police officers to their team. Nicholas Kaczmarczyk and Christopher Thompson were sworn in by Lowell Police Chief Erik Matson.
The Michigan City Police Department netted more than 40 arrests after a warrant sweep dubbed "Operation Trick or Treat."
GARY | Staffing deficiencies, a pervasive lack of respect for authority and low confidence in command are plaguing Gary Police Department operations, a state report culling department employees' views concludes.
VALPARAISO | Plans for the city's new public works campus are expected to be ready to submit for bids in about a week, and Public Works Director Matt Evans hopes the cost leaves room to include a rain harvesting system.
LANSING | Village government has expanded the duties of the official chaplain for the Fire and Police departments to include working for the spiritual needs of all municipal employees.
VALPARAISO | The city's Police Department had its accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies renewed for another three years.
CROWN POINT | The Rev. Mark Wilkins has taken on additional duties that at times may put him in the passenger seat of a police squad car.
LOWELL | Detective Cpl. James Woestman has been appointed assistant police chief.
GRIFFITH | Town officials say violent crime is on the decline in Griffith.
GRIFFITH | The Town Council on Tuesday said "no" to a second demand from Ron Kottka's lawyer to give the former police chief a hearing on his demotion in November.
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