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Valparaiso Police Chief Mike Brickner

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Students Back to School --- Police in School Zones

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.


New Officer Sworn to Duty


This morning Mayor Jon Costas swore to duty a new Valparaiso Police Officer. This morning at City Hall Nicholas Kobitka 29 yrs old, was sworn to duty.

Officer Kobitka had previously been a police officer with the Michigan City Police Department (2 years). He holds a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and is a graduate of Hobart High School.

Officer Kobitka will begin his duties immediately. Congratulations Nick


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.