Valparaiso Police News

Valparaiso Police Chief Mike Brickner

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Follow the Valparaiso Police on Twitter @ Valparaisopd

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. 

Students Back to School Wednesday
Valparaiso Police will be Present Throughout School Zones 

August 17, 2016
The Valparaiso Police would like to remind all that students return back to school on Wednesday. Motorist should reduce speeds while traveling through school zones and expect additional traffic both vehicle and foot traffic in the areas around all schools.

Crossing guards will be present in and around school zones and motorists should be alert to the crossing guards.

Police officers will be present throughout school zones enforcing traffic violations and securing student’s safety as they arrive to school and depart school.

Reminder to motorists that speed limits in school zones while amber lights are flashing is reduced to 20 mph. Reduce speeds and help keep all students safe as they return to school and throughout the school year. If suspicious activity is observed do not hesitate to contact police (dial 911). Non-emergency text information through the TIP411 Program, 847-411 and enter “Valpo” as the first word in the message field prior to sending tip.


Applications Being Accepted for Police Officer

August 22, 2016
The Valparaiso Police Department is accepting applications for individuals seeking a career in law enforcement. Application packets are available at the Valparaiso Police Department, located at, 355 S. Washington St. A complete application packet can also be downloaded from the department’s website at and returned to the department by mail.

The minimum requirements needed to apply are: must be 21yrs of age or older; hold a high school degree or GED; be a United States Citizen; posses a valid driver’s license and have no prior felony arrests.  For more information about the position including a job description, log onto; and click on employment opportunities. 

All applications must be completed and returned to the department by Friday September 23rd at 6:00 p.m. Please no telephone inquiries. The City of Valparaiso and the Valparaiso Police Department are Equal Opportunity Employers.