Valparaiso Police News
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The Valparaiso Police starting today, Monday November 17th will be providing information through twitter for individuals wishing to sign-up and following the Valparaiso Police Department on Twitter.
Information being tweeted out from the Valparaiso Police Department will typically be public safety or general information regarding an ongoing situation/incident when immediate information is needed to be provided to the general public, for example-road closures due to a crash or police incident scene.
Twitter will be just another source of information available to the general public. The Valparaiso Police Department will continue to use their website, Facebook page, Tip411 Alerts, Youtube and through their email notification system to distribute community information.
2018 VALPO 5-K9 RUN/1 MILE WALK AND COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
Registration Under Way for 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser for the Valparaiso Police Department K9 Unit
On Friday, June 1st, the Valparaiso Police Department’s K-9 Unit and F.O.P Lodge 76 are hosting the annual Guardians of the Night 5K-9 run and 1-mile walk. The events will take place at Central Park Plaza beginning at 6:00 PM. For the first time ever, runners will be able to bring their dogs on the run!
The course will begin at Central Park Plaza and proceed through the Valparaiso University’s campus. The entire community is encouraged to join a free post-race community celebration! The celebration including live music by Rockstar Rodeo will begin at 7:00 PM, followed by a firework show provided by Currie Motors of Valparaiso. Food vendors will be available.
To preregister online visit www.runsignup.com. Registration will be open until 7:00 PM on May 30th. Registration forms are also available at the Valparaiso Police Department, located at 355 Washington Street.
The cost to register for the run/walk is $20 for ages 13 and older, and $13 for ages 12 and under. Same day registration is $25.00. All proceeds benefit the Valparaiso K-9 Unit.
Lt. Jerame Simpson, a proud officer of the K-9 unit. “The Valparaiso Police Department’s K-9 unit would not be what it is, and as successful as it is, without the community members support of the program.
While Valparaiso is a wonderful and thriving community, suffers from the effects of crime and substance abuse just as any other city does. The Valparaiso Police Department K-9 unit goes above and beyond to keep the Valparaiso community safe for residents and visitors, but they can’t do it alone. Come out on Friday June 1st to the 2018 5K-9 Run and Community Celebration and support your guardians of the night!
For additional information please visit the Valparaiso Police Departments K-9 unit’s “Valpo Canines” Facebook page at www.facebook.com/valpo.canines/.
May 14, 2018
False Alarm Ordinance to Reduce Yearly False Alarms
Businesses and Residents with Police/ Fire Alarms Require Registration
In 2016 Valparaiso Police Officers responded to over 1400 police false alarms. A new city ordinance requiring alarms within the city limits to be registered has been initiated. Businesses and residences that have an alarm are now required to register them with the City of Valparaiso. Currently all alarms can be registered without a charge until July 31st.
Registration can be easily completed by logging on to the Valparaiso Police Department’s website at www.valparaisopolice.org. Individuals that fail to register their alarm are subject to fines. A new registration is required yearly.
The ordinance assesses fees to businesses and residential home owners that have an excessive number of false alarms within a calendar year. Many of these false alarms are due to human error. This is designed to bring awareness when individuals arm or disarm their alarms and reduce the false alarms. Individuals and businesses are fined on their third false alarm in a calendar year, the fine is $75.
Registration forms can be completed on line or completed and mailed. Everybody is encouraged to contact the Valparaiso Police Department if they have questions while registering their alarm. Contact the department at 462-2135.