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Valparaiso Police Chief Mike Brickner

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Lafayette St Re-Opens as One Way Street for SB Traffic

For months Lafayette St between Lincolnway and Indiana Ave has been closed due to the construction expansion work on Central Park in downtown Valparaiso. The construction work on the park continues but the work on Lafayette St. has been completed and the new improved roadway is ready to open.

Lafayette St is scheduled to re-open on Wednesday. When the new roadway opens it will be a one way street. Starting Wednesday morning all traffic on Lafayette St from Linconlway to Indiana Ave will be southbound traffic only, the roadway will now be a one way street.

Valparaiso Police Officers will be monitoring the roadway when it re-opens to assist motorists. 


K9 Annual 5K Race Scheduled for May 22nd

Valparaiso Police Department and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 76 are again sponsoring their annual 5K Run and 1 mile K9 walk to benefit the department’s K9 program.

This year’s run titled “Guardians of the Night Run/Walk” will be held Friday, May 22nd at 6:00 p.m. The event which includes a 5K race, K9 walk, live music, food vendors and fireworks at Central Park in downtown Valparaiso. 

Individuals interesting in registering at this time must register the day of the race and no shirt is guarantee.  Parking is available in city lots located at Monroe Ave/Franklin St and at the corner of Lafayette/Jefferson St.


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.