|Chesterton Police Department||Chesterton||Indiana 46304||10 miles|
|Valparaiso Police Department||Valparaiso||Indiana 46383||10 miles|
|Porter Police Department||Porter||Indiana 46304||10 miles|
|La Porte Police Department||La Porte||Indiana 46350||10 miles|
|Trail Creek Police Department||Trail Creek||Indiana 46360||11 miles|
|Michigan City Police Department||Michigan||Indiana 46360||12 miles|
|Burns Harbor Police Department||Burns Harbor||Indiana 46304||13 miles|
|Long Beach Police Department||Long Beach||Indiana 46360||14 miles|
|Portage Police Department||Portage||Indiana 46368||15 miles|
|Michiana Police Department||Michiana||Michigan 49117||16 miles|
|Ogden Dunes Police Department||Ogden Dunes||Indiana 46368||16 miles|
|Kouts Police Department||Kouts||Indiana 46347||17 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.