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Portage, Indiana Police Station Crime Information

There were 2 registered sex offenders living in Portage as of December, 2023. The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Portage is 18,613 to 1. The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is significantly lower than the state average. The 2020 crime rate in Portage was 137, which was 1.9 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 61.3% U.S. cities. The crime rate in Portage increased by 2% from 2019 to 2020. The number of homicides was 1. In the last 5 years, Portage has seen an increase in violent crime and an increase in property crime.

Portage crime rates are 1,301 per 100k, which is 30% lower than Indiana
Property Crime
1,142 crimes per 100k

Violent Crime
159 crimes per 100k

The Portage Police Department has a Detective Bureau, K9 Unit, and a Patrol Division. The Detective Bureau is responsible for hostage negotiation, crime scene analysis, handling crimes against persons and property, fighting juvenile delinquency, drug enforcement, gathering intelligence, and investigating crimes. The Patrol Division is responsible for responding to calls for service, conducting initial investigations, maintaining order, and enforcing traffic laws.

Chief of Police: Michael Candiano

Portage Police Department Address:
6260 Central Avenue

Mugshot Record Request in Portage, Indiana

The Portage Clerk-Treasurer is responsible for maintaining records for the Portage Police Department. The Clerk-Treasurer’s Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. To inquire about making a public records request in the City of Portage, individuals may contact the Clerk-Treasurer at:

Nina Rivas

Office of the Clerk-Treasurer Address:
6070 Central Avenue
Portage, IN 46368

Phone: 219-762-2016, 219-762-7784
Fax: 219-763-9607

County Sheriff, Warrant, Most Wanted Information in Portage, Indiana

The Porter County Sheriff’s Office maintains a list of all offenders currently being housed in its jail. The list displays a mugshot of each offender along with their gender, race, age, booking number, and charges. The Sheriff’s Office also provides a list of open warrants on its website. Fugitives are listed by name and their basic information is provided along with the charge they are suspected of committing, the type of charge, the date the warrant was issued, and the warrant number.

Portage, Indiana Information

According to 2020 U.S. Census data, the population of Portage was 37,926. The total area of Portage is 27.65 square miles. The county seat is Porter County. The mayor of Portage is Sue Lynch.


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