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Porter County Sheriff Dave Lain

Sheriff: Dropping fed inmates could cost county $1.3 million

VALPARAISO | Porter County Sheriff Dave Lain said ending an agreement prematurely to house federal inmates is not the way for the county to address overcrowding and financial challenges at the jail.

February 18, 2013 6:15 pm

Sheriff's program promotes neighborliness to prevent crime

VALPARAISO | From her living room window, Gladys Kravitz kept constant watch over the goings-on in her neighborhood. While many consider the character from TV's "Bewitched" to be the prototype busybody, Sheriff Dave Lain said some crime could be prevented if the county's residents adopted a …

June 03, 2012 6:45 pm
Board terminates Porter County sheriff's officer following crashes

Board terminates Porter County sheriff's officer following crashes

VALPARAISO | A Porter County sheriff's officer involved in five vehicle-related incidents was relieved of his duties Thursday afternoon.

April 26, 2012 4:52 pm
Sheriff's Department denies race a factor in dismissal inquiry

Sheriff's Department denies race a factor in dismissal inquiry

VALPARAISO | Presenting closing arguments Thursday, attorney John Kopack said Porter County Sheriff's Officer Paul Arnold is being treated differently when it comes to his driving record, and suggested the reason could be that his client is Asian-American.

March 22, 2012 8:00 pm
Donation will help project at keep seniors safe

Donation will help project at keep seniors safe

VALPARAISO | With a $1,000 donation, the Porter County Sheriff's Department will be able to provide more monitoring bracelets for families fearful senior relatives may wander from home.

March 13, 2012 2:46 pm
Sheriff rolls out red carpet for boy suffering with recurring tumors

Sheriff rolls out red carpet for boy suffering with recurring tumors

VALPARAISO | The walk from a patrol car to the Porter County Jail doors is a walk most dread. For Aidan Carter, it was a birthday dream come true.

December 30, 2011 10:00 pm Photos

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Porter County officers honored for saving lives

Porter County officers honored for saving lives

VALPARAISO | Two Porter County Sheriff's Department officers were honored for helping save the lives of two county residents.

September 17, 2011 9:00 pm Photos

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Porter County joins federal drug enforcement effort

VALPARAISO | Officers from Porter County will be joining a collaborative effort to combat the proliferation of drugs and gang activity after being named a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area by the federal government Monday.

June 20, 2011 7:00 pm
Memorial service is 'solemn,' 'rejuvenating'

Memorial service is 'solemn,' 'rejuvenating'

VALPARAISO | Dozens of officers in their formal uniforms stood in attention outside the Porter County Sheriff's Department on Friday, remembering officers whose lives were cut short -- and recommitting themselves to serve and protect.

May 13, 2011 3:09 pm Photos

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Porter County sheriff: Crime lowest in five years

VALPARAISO | While 2010 saw an increase in the population at Porter County Jail, Sheriff David Lain said most crime last year was down significantly from 2009.

March 15, 2011 2:45 pm
Pay raise sought for Courthouse security

Pay raise sought for Courthouse security

VALPARAISO | A belated Christmas gift may be on the way for the 10 members of the Porter County Courthouse security team.

December 29, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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