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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. 


Valparaiso One of the Safest Cities in Indiana



National Council for Home Safety & Security Names Valpo 11th Safest City in Indiana    

March 2, 2017

The City of Valparaiso has been named one of the safest cities in Indiana by the National Council for Home Safety and Security, which is made up of companies and individuals in the home safety and security industry. Valparaiso was listed as the 11th safest city in Indiana. The organization ranks the top 50 safest cities in the state.
The organization based their rankings on the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics combined with population data and internal research. Any city that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI, and cities with populations under 5000, were eliminated.
Cities were ranked based on the number of reported violent crimes (i.e. murder, robbery, rape and aggravated assaults) and property crimes, (i.e. burglary, arson, thefts and motor vehicle theft). A formula was used to rank the cities based on crimes per 1000 individuals. Attached is the list of the top 50 safest cities in Indiana according to the National Council for Home Safety and Security organization. 


                        5K and 1 Mile Walk to Support K9 Program

April 4, 2017

 The Valparaiso Police Department’s K-9 unit works to create a safer environment for all members of the community. In order to successfully operate and sustain this unit, the Valparaiso Police Department needs the support of the citizens. The event “5K-9 Guardians of the Night Run/Walk” will be held on Friday, May 19th to raise funds for the Valparaiso K-9 Unit.

The event includes a 5k run and 1- mile dog walk, held at Central Park in downtown Valparaiso. The 5K run will begin at 6:00 PM and the one-mile dog walk at 6:15 PM.  Following the run, evening events include live music by Rockstar Rodeo, a fireworks show presented by Currie Motors of Valparaiso and refreshments provided by local food vendors. There is no charge for evening events and everyone is welcome to attend.

The cost to register for the run/walk is $20 for ages 13 and older, and $15 for ages 12 and under. Same day registration is $25.00. All proceeds will directly benefit the Valparaiso K-9 unit, and help them continue to operate efficiently.

Sgt. 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 communities support of the program. The people coming to run our race, or walk their dogs, realize that police dogs are a vital part to the police department,” says Simpson.

Registration for the event is available online at or registration forms are available at the Valparaiso Police Department, located at 355 Washington Street. The deadline to register is Wednesday, May 17th.

For more information about the event, contact Jerame Simpson by email at, or visit the “Valpo Canines” Facebook page.