Chief Adam Klimczak

City of La Porte, Indiana

Police Department

Records Division

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Records Division Policies and Procedures

Report Release Policies

  • Case Reports.
    • Nobody, with the exception of other law enforcement agencies, governmental agencies, or persons in possession of a valid subpoena, will be given a copy of an entire investigation including investigative supplements. Only a copy of the initial Case Report will be released, unless the person requesting the Case Report falls under one of the exceptions listed above.
    • Under no circumstances will a suspect or person arrested in a specific case be allowed to examine or request a copy of the Case Report. Arrested persons should be directed to contact their attorney to file a motion for discovery.
    • In the event that the release of a copy of a Case Report would jeopardize an ongoing investigation, a press release will be completed by the Shift Commander that includes: the time, date and location of occurrence, the name and age of any victims unless the victim was a victim of a sex crime in which case the name and age should not be released, the factual circumstances surrounding the incident and a general description of any injuries, property stolen or damaged and any weapons involved. There is no duty to furnish the victim’s exact address, only the street name and block number. If an arrest was made, the press release should include: the name, address and age of the person arrested or summoned, charges on which the arrest or summons was based, circumstances of the arrest or issuance of the summons and the time, date and location of the arrest or issuance of the summons and the investigating officer’s name and agency unless he/she is an undercover officer.
    • Any citizen, unless they are a suspect or acting on the behalf of a suspect, insurance company or attorney has the right examine the initial Case Reports at any time and may request copies of any initial Case Reports, but may not view or copy any of the investigative supplements for that Case Report unless they fall under one of the exceptions listed above.
    • There will be no charge for copies of Case Reports generated by the La Porte Police Department unless the Case Report is more than ten pages in length in which case a copying charge of $.10 per page will be charged.
    • Only Records Division personnel will distribute copies of Case Reports.
    • Identification will be required from all persons requesting copies of Case Reports and a log will be kept of all persons obtaining copies.
  • Crash Reports.
    • Citizens, insurance companies and attorneys may examine the Crash Reports at any time.
    • Crash Reports may be purchased online at http://www.buycrash.com for $12.00. Copies of Crash Reports will be furnished to all citizens, insurance companies or attorneys who request a copy and do not wish to purchase them online for a $12.00 fee. A law enforcement agency has the authority to set fees for copies of Crash Reports under IC 9-29-11-1. Any person requesting that a copy of a Crash Report be faxed to them must have an account with the La Porte Police Department or pay the applicable fee before the Crash Report will be faxed to them. The current fee, effective November 15, 2010, for copies of Crash Reports is $12.00.
    • Only Records Division personnel will distribute copies of Crash Reports.
  • Criminal Records Checks.
    • Citizens requesting that a Criminal Records Check be completed on themselves must complete, sign and submit Request for Limited Criminal History Information before the Criminal Records Check will be done.
    • The person requesting the Criminal Records Check must complete all pertinent information on the Request for Limited Criminal History Information form and pay the appropriate fee, $7.00, unless one of the fee exempt conditions listed on the Request for Limited Criminal History Information form is applicable or the agency requesting the information is a law enforcement agency or military service. A law enforcement agency has the authority to charge a $7.00 fee for Criminal Records Checks under IC 5-2-5-7. There will be no exceptions.
    • Criminal Records Checks will include only information on arrests and/or convictions on charges filed by the La Porte Police Department.
    • Only Records Division personnel will do Criminal Records Checks. There will be no exceptions.

Fingerprints for Employment and Other Purposes

  • Fingerprints will only be processed between 8:00 and 3:00 PM daily.
  • Effective October 1, 2010 a $10.00 fee for the initial fingerprint card on each visit to the police station and a $5.00 fee will be charged on each additional finger print card on all fingerprints taken for employment and other purposes.
  • If the person fingerprinted is a juvenile, the juvenile and his/her parents must sign a waiver of liability.

Handgun Permits

  • Overview
    • The issuance of handgun permits is governed by the State of Indiana Firearms Act under Indiana Code IC 35-47-1.  The La Porte Police Department strictly follows the State of Indiana Firearms Act when processing all handgun permit applications. Indiana Handgun Permit applications will be processed from 8:00 AM through 3:00 PM on Thursdays only.
    • The La Porte Police Department is now accepting only online Handgun License applications that have been filed through the State of Indiana's online application process which may be accessed at http://aries.in.gov/Firearms/Permit.aspx. The Indiana State Police does not accept paper applications any longer and the La Porte Police Department cannot assist you in filling out the online application. Fingerprints must have been taken through INkless Fingerprinting prior to the applicant coming to the La Porte Police Department to complete the application process. All application fees other than the local portion will be at the INkless Fingerprinting site. The local portion of the application fee will be paid in cash at the La Porte Police Department when the applicant comes in to complete the application process.
  • Requirements
    • The applicant must reside within the La Porte City limits. It should be noted that the State of Indiana Firearms requires that applicant  living within the city limits of a municipality apply at the law enforcement agency of the city or town. If the applicant lives outside the city limits of any municipality, then they must apply to the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction, which is normally going to be their county sheriff's department. Therefore, the La Porte Police Department cannot process handgun permit applications for La Porte County residents that do not live within the city limits.  Those applications must be processed by the La Porte County Sheriff's Department. Absolutely no exceptions will be made.  
    • The applicant must fully complete the Indiana State Police online application for Handgun License, have his/her fingerprints taken through INkless Fingerprinting and bring the application and local portion of the application fee in cash to the police station between the hours of 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM on Thursdays. You do not need to make an appointment to submit your application to the La Porte Police Department.
    • Effective July 1, 2006 local application fees are as follows.  
      • For a four year Personal Protection Permit, $10.00 cash for the La Porte Police Department's processing fee.
      • For a four year Hunting and/or Target Permit, $10.00 cash for the La Porte Police Department processing fee.
      • For a lifetime Personal Protection Permit, if the applicant currently has a valid handgun permit, $40.00 cash for the La Porte Police Department's processing fee.
      • For a lifetime Hunting and/or Target Permit, if the applicant currently has a valid handgun permit, $40.00 cash for the La Porte Police Department processing fee.
      • For a lifetime Personal Protection Permit, if the applicant does not currently have a valid handgun permit, $50.00 cash for the La Porte Police Department's processing fee.
      • For a lifetime Hunting and/or Target Permit, if the applicant does not currently have a valid handgun permit, $50.00 cash for the La Porte Police Department processing fee.
    • The State of Indiana Firearms Act prohibits the issuance of handgun permits to persons that meet any of the following criteria.
      • A person who has a conviction for Resisting Law Enforcement in the five years preceding the permit application.
      • A person who has a conviction for a crime for which they could have been sentenced to more than a year.
      • A person who has a record of being an alcohol or drug abuser as defined in the above listed Indiana Criminal Code.
      • A person who has documented evidence that would give rise to a reasonable belief that he/she has a propensity for violent or emotionally unstable conduct.
      • A person who made a false statement of material fact on his/her application.
      • A person who has a conviction for any crime involving an inability to safely handle a handgun.
      • A person who has a conviction for any violation of the provisions of this article within the five years preceding his/her application.
    • It should be noted that any person giving false information or offering false evidence in order to get a handgun permit will be charged with a felony.  Upon conviction, he/she could be sentenced to up to five years in prison and be required to pay a $10,000 fine. 
  • Duplicate Handgun Permits
    • The La Porte City Police cannot assist you in any way in getting a duplicate handgun permit.
    • The only way to obtain a duplicate handgun permit is to send a letter to the Indiana State Police containing your full name, your date of birth, current address, the reason for the request for a duplicate permit and a $5.00 money order made out to the State of Indiana to the following address.

Indiana State Police

Firearms Section

Indiana Government Center North

100 North Senate Avenue

Indianapolis, IN 46204-2259

 

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