On Wednesday, May
28, the Chesterton and Porter police departments will officially merge their
dispatch and communications functions, which will now be housed at the PPD
station at 50 Francis St.
The move will begin
at 7 a.m.
The move will not
affect continuity or the effectiveness of police services, CPD Chief Dave
Cincoski said in a statement released today.
Requests for police
services can still be made by calling the regular CPD number at (219)
926-1136 or--in an emergency--by calling 911.
there will still be personnel available at the CPD from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.--on
most weekdays--to accept walk-in traffic and requests for police services,
background checks, and copies of reports.
“Outside of those
hours and on weekends, there will be a telephone in the police department
lobby that will ring directly to the new dispatch center for walk-in police
traffic,” Cincoski said. “Residents can also go to the Porter Police
Department at 50 Francis to request police services.”
Chesterton town hall will still be available as a warming and cooling
shelter during appropriate weather conditions.
Any requests for
such use of the town hall meeting room need to be directed to the on-duty
personnel or using the lobby telephone to contact an officer and arrange
Any questions can
be directed to the Chesterton Police Department at (219) 926-1136.