Search Inmates in Porter County, Indiana. Results May Include: Arrests, Charges, Mugshot, Booking Date, Booking Number, Status, Description, Code, Level, Count, Personal Description.

Porter County Indiana Sheriff Overview

Porter County is located in Northern Indiana. It was established in 1836 and named in honor of naval officer Captain David Porter who fought during the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812. The county seat is Valparaiso. The zip codes in Porter County are 46301, 46302, 46304, 46347, 46360, 46368, 46384, 46383, 46385, 46391, and 46393.

Sheriff David Reynolds is the highest ranking law enforcement officer in Porter County. Chief Jeff Biggs is the Sheriff’s second-in-command. Working directly under the Sheriff, Chief Biggs is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the entire department. You can get in touch with the command staff by calling 219.477.3000.

Porter County Sheriff’s Office:
Address: 2755 State Road 49, Valparaiso IN 46383
Phone: 219.477.3000

Inmate Search in Porter County Jail

The Porter County Jail maintains a Weekly Arrest Report Online of the inmates currently incarcerated in the facility. To locate someone here, you can search the database by typing the inmate’s name in the search box provided. Each inmate’s profile lists his complete name, gender, race, age, location, booking number, charges, and booking photo.

Pike County’s Most Wanted can be found posted on the Sheriff’s website.

If you have information on the whereabouts of an individual on this list, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 219.477.3000.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates at the Porter County Jail are allowed to visit family and friends via video. Visitation can be done onsite or remotely. To schedule a visit with an inmate, you can use the kiosk in the facility lobby or go online at Visiting times will vary throughout the facility, depending on the classification and housing unit of the inmate. Inmates will be responsible for informing their visitors of their allowed visit times.

Onsite video visit hours: Monday through Thursday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM and 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Remote video visit hours: 7 days a week 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM; 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM; and 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Family and friends can deposit funds into an inmate’s trust fund account by sending money orders made payable to the inmate through the US Postal Service. They can also send funds using the Stellar Teller located in the jail lobby. Going online at will enable family and friends to deposit money electronically.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

All sex offenders are mandated by federal law to be registered in the state and national sex offender databases. To be classified as a sex offender, a person must have a conviction for a sex crime such as child solicitation, sexual battery, and incest. Anyone can access data on sex offenders located in Porter County by going to

Before you access the information, however, you must read and acknowledge the disclaimer. The accuracy of the data in the registry cannot be guaranteed as accurate by the Sheriff’s Office because some offenders do not comply with the law. You may find some records that only contain last known addresses.

Bail and Bondsman

Bail is the money pledged to the court by a defendant in order to be granted a “get-out-of-jail-free” card while the trial is still pending. This will be used by the court to help ensure the defendant’s return once the trial starts. If the defendant misses a scheduled court appearance, the court gets to keep the money.

If the defendant cannot afford the bail set by the court, he can choose to pay 10% of the bail amount to a bondsman. This is a non-refundable fee that will hire a bondsman who, in turn, will act as a surety and secure the defendant’s release.

Porter County Probation Department
Probation officer’s are appointed to investigate, report on, and supervise the conduct of convicted offenders on probation. Items to bring to the Probation Office include: employment verification (a pay stub), residence (a lease, copy of a utility bill, etc.), community service record log, counseling or meeting attendance, all personal drug prescriptions, medical condition documents, and immigration registration among other things.
Office:Porter County Probation Department
Location:2755 Highway 49, Valparaiso, Indiana, 46383
Porter County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined420
Avg Daily Population483
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll72
Full time total employees72
Total salaries and wages2317306
Other operating expenditures575000
Total construction costs0
Equipment, furnishings, etc0
Year of original construction2002
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable

Address: 2755 S.R. 49 VALPARAISO IN 46383

Porter County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201685,964
Number Employed Annual Average, 201681,547
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20164,417
Unemployment Rate, 20165.1
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201566,070
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Porter County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 201418,931
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201511.6
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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