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. 

Bison Financial Group Donates Money to G.R.E.A.T

November 30, 2016      
This morning the Bison Financial Group donated $500 to the Valparaiso Police Department and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 76. Bison’s Senior Vice President, Paul Kuzemka, presented a check for $500 to Police Chief Michael Brickner in a ceremony this morning at the police department.
The donation will benefit the department’s Gang Resistant Education and Training Program (G.R.E.A.T.) which is taught yearly to all 7th graders throughout the Valparaiso school system.
A special thanks to the Bison Financial Group for their support of the GREAT Program. Thank You!  


Firehouse Subs Donates Portable Defibrillators to VPD

November 30, 2016

The Valparaiso Police Department recently received a $7000 grant from Firehouse Subs. Currently Firehouse Subs have locations in Valparaiso and Portage. The funding was obtained through the Public Safety Foundation an organization founded in 2005, after Hurricane Katrina. The foundation is a subsidiary of Firehouse Subs. The foundation was designed to assist first responders with lifesaving equipment.  Over 23 million has been awarded in grants since 2005 and over $527,000 to Indiana first responder organizations. 

Valparaiso Police Officer Michelle Kodicek learned of the funding and submitted a grant request with the assistance of Jeff and Robyn Walsworth, co-owners of our local Firehouse Subs. 

Upon receiving the grant, the Valparaiso Police Department purchased five portable defibrillators (AEDs). The department will equip four vehicles with the portable defibrillators and one of the five will be available in the department. 

A special thanks to Firehouse Subs and Jeff and Robyn Walsworth for their support and generous donation to the Valparaiso Police Department.