One of the most powerful allies available to effective
public safety is an open line of communication with
those we serve. It is not enough anymore for police
agencies to rely solely on the telephone as the single
thread of dialogue with the community. As our industry
changes we must make full use of the new tools available
thanks to technological advances.
As a subscriber to Citizen Observer, the Porter County
Sheriff’s Department hopes to strengthen the bond we
have nurtured with residents. It widens the
informational highway and raises the speed limit
simultaneously. Thanks to texting and email capability,
information about services or criminal activity that is
pertinent to residents can be virtually instantaneously
Better still, it can be targeted to specific
neighborhoods so that the notifications of criminal
activity can be truly germane to those who receive them.
We want this service to make you feel that the Sheriff’s
Department is talking to you directly.
We are confident that you will find Citizen Observer to
be useful, informative, and perhaps even fun to use. It
is part of a continued effort by the Porter County
Sheriff’s Department to partner with you to keep