Chief Adam Klimczak

City of La Porte, Indiana

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Community Outreach Programs

  • Explorer Post
    • Exploring is Learning for Life's career education program for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) or 15 through 20 years old. Adults are selected by the participating organization for involvement in the program. Color, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background, economic status, and citizenship are not criteria for participation.

      Exploring's purpose is to provide experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Explorers are ready to investigate the meaning of interdependence in their personal relationships and communities.

      Exploring is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth and the organizations in their communities. Local community organizations initiate an Explorer post by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. The result is a program of activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, and develop.

      Explorer posts can specialize in a variety of career skills. Exploring programs are based on five areas of emphasis: career opportunities, life skills, citizenship, character education, and leadership experience. Anyone who fits the criteria listed above and is interested in a future career in law enforcement is encouraged to attend a meeting and begin the application process. 

      Any questions regarding the explorer program should be directed to Reserve Officer Michael Siford who is currently the advisor of the Explorer post.  Reserve Officer Siford can be reached by email (msiford@lpcitypd.com). 

  • Partnership With The La Porte County Metro Task Force
    • The La Porte Police Department has officers assigned to work with the La Porte County Metro Task Force to address the drug problems in this community as well as La Porte County as a whole and is a joint venture between the larger law enforcement agencies that works under the overall direction of the La Porte County Prosecutor.  
    • The Metro Task Force is the unit that handles almost all ongoing drug investigations in the City of La Porte and is the unit that ultimately receives any information that citizens provide about possible drug dealers in their neighborhoods. All information of the type is taken very seriously and is thoroughly investigated. Citizens are encouraged to call the La Porte Police Department if they suspect that someone is selling drugs in their neighborhoods. However, due to the difficult, time-consuming methods that are used to investigate drug cases and the necessity of attempting to identify suspects further up the drug supply chain; citizens reporting possible drug dealers should not expect immediate results. 
  • Reserve Officer Program    
    • The La Porte Police Department has an active Reserve Officer Program that we are currently planning to expand beyond its current four members. Reserve Officers are specially trained, unpaid volunteers that assist regular officers from the La Porte Police Department in the performance of their duties.

Special Enforcement Target Areas

  • Overview
    • The La Porte Police Department realizes that certain areas within our communities have significant ongoing problems develop that require special attention in terms of patrol presence in order to address their particular problems or issues. These special problems could be issues with criminal activity, traffic problems or even quality of life issues such as noise or animal ordinance violations. Unfortunately, we have limited manpower and other resources, so we cannot always immediately address all of the chronic problems going on in the city at one time.  We must prioritize problems and we also must be sure that we completely understand the problems and develop systematic approaches to dealing with them. To learn more about problem analysis and problem-oriented policing in general, you might want to look at the Problem Oriented Policing Center web site.
  • Special Enforcement Target Areas
    • The La Porte Police Department is currently running extra traffic enforcement on Pine Lake Avenue in response to complaints from area residents and business owners about chronic speeding problems in the area. Officers are patrolling the area as much as possible in an effort to curtail the problems of speeding and illegal lane changes and to prevent accidents.
    • There have been numerous reports of illegal narcotics being sold from residences on the near east side of town. We are utilizing saturation patrols and other techniques to address this problem, but we encourage all citizens to call in any suspected drug houses in their neighborhoods.

Interactive Forms

  • Overview
    • In an effort to make it as convenient as possible for citizens to bring problems in their neighborhoods to the attention of the La Porte Police Department, we are in the process of creating a series of interactive forms that will allow you to report problems anonymously if you wish. We strongly encourage you to report any problems in your neighborhood by using these forms and/or calling the police department because we cannot help you if we do not know the problem exists.  Please note that all crimes in progress and other emergency situations should be reported immediately by telephone by dialing 911.
  • Forms
    • Crime Tips is intended to allow you to report any information that you have regarding possible criminal activity to the La Porte Police Department. This form may be used to report chronic problems of a minor nature, more serious situations such as drug dealing and other similar problems or may even be used to give information that will help us to solve past crimes.
    • Traffic Complaint Form is intended to allow you to report any chronic traffic safety problems in your neighborhood. Problems that should be reported using this form include: chronic speeding problems during certain hours of the day; problems with motorists chronically running a particular stop sign and other similar problems. 

 

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