LaPorte, Bourbon Police Departments to Receive Grant Funding for Purchase of Body Armor

Some local police officers will soon have extra protection, thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. Several Indiana law enforcement agencies have gotten 50-50 matching grants to help buy ballistic or stab-resistant body armor, as part of the Bulletproof Vest Partnership. That’s according to the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.

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Beware of Caller ID Spoofing

Call spoofing telephone scamThe latest telephone scam reported in the area involves so-called “caller ID spoofing.” The LaPorte Police Department has received several reports of people getting calls from alleged IRS or police department representatives regarding IRS business. The caller ID shows the LaPorte Police Department number, and when residents call to verify information they get the same scam caller back. Continue reading

LaPorte Police Department Announces Enforcement Blitz


LaPorte Police will be on the lookout for aggressive drivers during a special enforcement initiative that starts today. Through Jan. 24, officers will be working 30 hours of Operation Pull Over-funded patrols. They will be looking for behaviors such as running stop signs or automatic signals and failing to yield, following too closely, unsafe backing, speeding and driving too fast for conditions. Continue reading