Porter County Sheriffs Department


One of the most powerful allies available to effective public safety is an open line of communication with those we serve. It is not enough anymore for police agencies to rely solely on the telephone as the single thread of dialogue with the community. As our industry changes we must make full use of the new tools available thanks to technological advances.

As a subscriber to Citizen Observer the Porter County Sheriff’s Department hopes to strengthen the bond we have nurtured with residents. It widens the informational highway and raises the speed limit simultaneously. Thanks to texting and email capability, information about services or criminal activity that is pertinent to residents can be virtually instantaneously disseminated.

Better still, it can be targeted to specific neighborhoods so that the notifications of criminal activity can be truly germane to those who receive them. We want this service to make you feel that the Sheriff’s Department is talking to you directly.

We are confident that you will find Citizen Observer to be useful, informative, and perhaps even fun to use. It is part of a continued effort by the Porter County Sheriff’s Department to partner with you to keep everyone safe.

To send an anonymous tip via text message to Porter County Sheriff's Department, text the keyword PCTIPS and your tip to 847411 (tip411).

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