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Applications Being Accepted for Public Assistance Clerk


The Valparaiso Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Public Assistance Clerk.  Application packets including a job description is 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. 

Online potential candidates should log onto and then click on the recruitment tab, then click onto the “application” tab (bottom of page) to download an application online. A brief job description is also available on line, on the recruitment page. 

The minimum requirements needed to apply are: must be 18yrs of age or older; hold a high school degree or GED; be a United States Citizen; posses a valid state identification card and have no prior felony arrests.  

To obtain an application click on Applications. All applications for Public Assistance Clerk should be signed and returned by Friday September 19th. Please no phone calls.

Police Investigating Residential Entry Incident

Valparaiso Police were called to the 860 block of Kinsey St (8:12 p.m.) last night for the report of an unwanted subject inside a home. Police arrived and learned from the homeowner that a male Hispanic subject had entered his home and when confronted by the home owner, the male Hispanic, fled from the house out the front door.

The home owner explained he heard a noise coming from the living room area and went to investigate. When he entered the living room he observed the male subject. The male subject immediately ran out the front door after being confronted by the home owner.

Police arrived and began searching the area. Officer Kobitz and partner K9 Geist attempted to track the suspect from the house with negative results.  The subject was described as a male Hispanic, 5’9”, short dark brown hair and a red circular shape tattoo on his right bicep. He was wearing a cut off greenish/gray shirt and dark cargo pants.

Nothing was reported missing from the house and police continue to investigate. Anybody with information regarding this incident is asked to call police at 462-2135 or text a tip to Tip411 (847-411) and enter “Valpo” in your message field prior to sending your message.