Valparaiso Police Department

Chief Andrew McIntyre
Address 355 S. Washington Street
Valparaiso IN 46383
Phone 219-462-2135

Current Openings

Open Jobs Salary Deadline
Valparaiso - Police Officer June 30, 2024

Valparaiso Police Department


City of Valparaiso

The City of Valparaiso serves as the county seat of Porter County, Indiana, located 50 miles southeast of Chicago, IL.  Valparaiso is a business community, consistently growing and contains a vibrant, yet historical, downtown area. Valparaiso is home to multiple higher education locations, including Valparaiso University and Ivy Tech Community College. Valparaiso is also home to numerous community events and an extensive park system, which offers a variety of programs, events, and youth/adult sports.     

The city's residential population is estimated to have been 33,897 according to the July 1, 2019 U.S. Census. The city population demographic breakdown is 86.8% Caucasian, 3.5% African American, 6.7% Hispanic, and 3% other. The city government is headed by an elected mayor, and an elected seven-person city council.


Valparaiso Police Department

The Valparaiso police Department continues to seek growth and well-connected community partnerships, that includes numerous planned events and programs.  Being a part of the community is engrained into the mission and daily philosophy of the Valparaiso Police Department. As a CALEA accredited police department, we look forward to our continued professional approach to policing and community support.  Opportunities for advancement in training, specialties, and technology are also important aspects of our agency.  A list of specialties/opportunities include:

  • Bike Patrol
  • Motorcycle Patrol
  • Field Training and Instructor Programs
  • Emergency Response Team (Porter County Sheriff’s Department)
  • Drone Team
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Evidence Specialist
  • Honor Guard
  • Canine Unit
  • Crime Scene Unit
  • Community Events
  • Community Policing Outreach
  • Community Collaboration and Partnership



The members of the Valparaiso Police Department are committed to being responsive to our community in the delivery of quality service and to our profession by continuously seeking excellence. By partnering with the community, we will strive to efficiently improve the quality of life by providing a safe and secure environment for all.

Core Values

We value dedication and a strong commitment in providing quality service to our community. Individuals are encouraged to set individual goals for self-improvement. We value professionalism and being accountable to the highest standards of law enforcement.

We value our employees as our greatest asset. We believe in empowering individuals who reflect the organization's values through greater autonomy and control within their scope of responsibility. We encourage an atmosphere of creative problem solving and providing the equipment and technology necessary to accomplish our mission.

We value truthfulness and honesty and consider them vital to our organization. We are committed to ethical conduct by all members of our department, and the highest standards of moral character in serving our community. We are committed to justice and fairness and will abide by the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.



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