Tag Archives: Police officer

Routine Traffic Stop Leads to Schererville Animal Shelter Discussion

26 Nov Dogs waiting for homes at the schererville, indiana animal control facility

by Ken Davidson

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If you are not a fan of Schererville Crime Watch on Facebook, the Gazette highly recommends you check them out.  A recent report by the Watch, led to an interesting discussion regarding the Schererville Animal Control facility.

While on a traffic stop in the 5800 block of Phillips Road, a gray kitten jumped into my squad car and would not exit. I transported it to the shelter for safe keeping.

The simple elegance of the report is touching to me.  A police officer on routine patrol rescues a kitten.  It gets better however.  Like those who posted on the wall, I did not know that Schererville had a shelter facility. This led to the inevitable discussion of the many animals in need during the holiday season. Schererville Crime Watch quickly and appropriately pointed to the the needs of the animals by posting:  “Please take us home for the holiday. We’ve got no where to go. If you are interested, please call Jan or Justin down at the Schererville Animal Shelter at 865-6992.”  Great job Schererville PD and Schererville Crime Watch.

Cats at the Schererville Animal Control Facility.

Cats at the Schererville Animal Control Facility.

Suspect breaks own wrist to escape

22 Nov

breaking news…
A suspect in Gary broke his own wrist to get out of handcuffs, attacks Police officer and escapes.The County police and Gary police have Broadway on virtual lockdown
looking for suspect photos to come .

LaPorte, South Bend, Several Others Seek Law Enforcement Officers

30 Jul

LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department

The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department is accepting applications for the position of Deputy Patrol Officer. Application and Job description are available at Www.laportecounty.org,www.laportecountysheriff.com, or the Human Resource Dept., 555 Michigan Avenue, Suite 101, LaPorte, IN. The deadline to apply is August 16th, 2013 at 4:00 pm.

Anderson Police Department

The Anderson Police Department is conducting an application/testing process from July 29, 2013to October 1, 2013. For an application and more information go to www.cityofanderson.com.  For additional information contact the Anderson Police Department Training Division at (765) 648-6767 or (765) 648-6765.

Frankfort Police Department

The Frankfort Police Department is accepting applications for Patrol Officer. An application can be picked up at the Frankfort Police Department, 201 W. Washington Street, Frankfort, IN 46041between 7 am and 3 pm, Monday through Friday or online at http://www.frankfort-in.gov. The deadline for applications is August 30, 2013, at 3:00 pm.

Kendallville Police Department

The Kendallville Police Department is currently accepting applications for Patrol Officer. For more information go to www.Kendallville-in.org or pick up an application at the Kendallville Police Communications Center, 234 S. Main Street. Application deadline is August 2, 2013.

Huntington Police Department

The Huntington Police Department is accepting resumes for Police Officer.  Submit resumes to: Director of Human Resources, City Building, 300 Cherry Street, Huntington, IN  46750.  Resumes will be accepted through August 9, 2013.

Bicknell Police Department

The Bicknell Police Department will be conducting a physical agility testing in order to create a hiring eligibility list. Applicants will be contacted with a date for the physical agility test. The application deadline will be July 31, 2013. For more information or an application call Chief Paul Jones at (812)-735-2255.

South Bend Police Department

The South Bend Police Department is taking applications for Police Officers. Individuals already certified by ILEA are most desirable. In addition we are looking for applicants with college backgrounds, other language skills, diversity, and involvement in community services.

Applications can be obtained thru the website, http://www.southbendpolice.com/ or be picked up in person at 701 W. Sample Street, South Bend Indiana, between 8 am & 4 pm. Monday thru Friday. Any further questions can be directed to Capt. David Hecklinski @ (574)-235-9158 or Lt. Mattie Taylor @ (574)-235-7529. Application deadline is October 31, 2013.

Westfield Police Department

The Westfield Police Department will be conducting a hiring process to create an eligibility list for patrol officer positions. For more information on the pre-application go towww.westfield.in.gov/police. The deadline to submit your pre-application is July 31, 2013.

STARTLING: Freeman-Wilson Says County Tax Will go to Fire Department

25 Jul

In a response to Governor Pence’s request for additional information regarding Gary Mayor Freeman-Wilson’s request for Indiana State Police assistance in Gary, the Mayor says

Additionally, themajority of the anticipated resources we will receive from the 1.5% income tax will be dedicated to funding public safety equipment needs that have been neglected over the course of the past 10 years. As an example, there is a dire need for fire engines and other apparatus, gas masks, coats and boots for firefighters and squad cars.

The correspondence began when the Mayor called on the Governor to provide Indiana State Police support for Gary.  The Governor responded on July 11, 2013 asking for a detailed plan as to how the City would use money from the newly implemented County Option Income Tax to help fight crime.

The Mayor also submitted a plan entitled “Gary Indiana for Life” which stated Gary will hire new police officers but did not provide details:

Officers on the Street
There will be an increased presence of law enforcement on the streets
through the hiring of more officers and further implementation of Community Policing programs. In the short term, we are looking to augment the number of police on the street through our monthly saturation patrols in cooperation with neighboring departments and the assistance of Indiana State Police.


.25% of the 1.5% County Option Income Tax (COIT) is reserved for Public Safety and is to be divided among the county and municipalities.  The FOP and many police officers supported the COIT.  It should be noted that the Governor asked about that portion of the income tax revenue but Mayor Freeman-Wilson appears to be addressing the entire funding to be received under the COIT.