Porter County Sheriff's Office 2755 Indiana 49 Valparaiso IN 46383 13.1 miles from Porter 219-477-3000
Laporte County Sheriff's Office 809 State Street La Porte IN 46350 18.6 miles from Porter 219-879-3530
Lake County Sheriff's Office 2293 North Main Street Crown Point IN 46307 19.3 miles from Porter 219-755-3400
Starke County Sheriff's Office 108 North Pearl Street Knox IN 46534 32.9 miles from Porter 574-772-3771
Cook County Sheriff's Office 50 West Washington Street Chicago IL 60602 33.3 miles from Porter 312-603-6444
St Joseph County Sheriff's Office 401 West Sample Street South Bend IN 46601 42.8 miles from Porter 574-245-6540
Marshall County Sheriff's Office 1400 Pioneer Dr Plymouth IN 46563 43.9 miles from Porter 574-936-3187
Berrien County Sheriff's Office 919 Port Street St. Joseph MI 49085 45.6 miles from Porter 269-983-7141
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.