|La Porte Police Department||La Porte||Indiana 46350|
|Trail Creek Police Department||Trail Creek||Indiana 46360||10 miles|
|Westville Police Department||Westville||Indiana 46391||10 miles|
|Michiana Police Department||Michiana||Michigan 49117||12 miles|
|Long Beach Police Department||Long Beach||Indiana 46360||12 miles|
|Grand Beach Police Department||Grand Beach||Michigan 49117||12 miles|
|Michigan City Police Department||Michigan||Indiana 46360||12 miles|
|New Buffalo Police Department||New Buffalo||Michigan 49117||13 miles|
|New Carlisle Police Department||New Carlisle||Indiana 46552||13 miles|
|Three Oaks Police Department||Three Oaks||Michigan 49128||15 miles|
|Walkerton Police Department||Walkerton||Indiana 46574||16 miles|
|North Liberty Police Department||North Liberty||Indiana 46554||16 miles|
|Hamlet Police Department||Hamlet||Indiana 46532||17 miles|
|Chesterton Police Department||Chesterton||Indiana 46304||18 miles|
|Porter Police Department||Porter||Indiana 46304||18 miles|
|Chikaming Township Police Department||Sawyer||Michigan 49125||19 miles|
|Valparaiso Police Department||Valparaiso||Indiana 46383||20 miles|
|Burns Harbor Police Department||Burns Harbor||Indiana 46304||21 miles|
|Knox Police Department||Knox||Indiana 46534||22 miles|
|Lapaz Police Department||La Paz||Indiana 46537||24 miles|
Police departments are municipal law enforcement agencies empowered to enforce city and state laws. These departments play a vital role in maintaining order, protecting private property and protecting the public.
Police departments only have jurisdiction in a limited geographic area. Some police are responsible for security in towns or cities, while others are responsible for patrolling university campuses or other public institutions. Police departments are responsible for issuing citations for speeding, parking and other minor violations to promote public safety.
They also investigate serious crimes, collect evidence, make arrests, and work with other law enforcement agencies in nearby jurisdictions, such as sheriffs' offices. Police departments also maintain databases of criminal records, including mugshots and police blotters. These police records help investigate and prosecute crimes and allow the public to perform background checks.