Porter County Sheriff's Office 2755 Indiana 49 Valparaiso IN 46383 13.0 miles from Portage 219-477-3000
Lake County Sheriff's Office 2293 North Main Street Crown Point IN 46307 14.0 miles from Portage 219-755-3400
Laporte County Sheriff's Office 809 State Street La Porte IN 46350 23.6 miles from Portage 219-879-3530
Cook County Sheriff's Office 50 West Washington Street Chicago IL 60602 30.8 miles from Portage 312-603-6444
Starke County Sheriff's Office 108 North Pearl Street Knox IN 46534 35.2 miles from Portage 574-772-3771
Jasper County Sheriff's Office 202 South Cullen Street Rensselaer IN 47978 45.3 miles from Portage 219-866-7334
A sheriff is an elected law enforcement official for a county. Sheriffs usually have policing jurisdiction over unincorporated areas of the county, though in some states, sheriffs have jurisdiction throughout the state.
In many locations, the sheriff also runs the county jail.
The sheriff keeps records on criminal arrests, incidents reported to the sheriff, traffic collision reports, and other records. Many of these records are available to the public.