Porter, Indiana - Gateway to the Dunes
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Porter Police Department - General Information


Chief of Police J. Spanier
Hired: 1997
Rank: Chief
Email: jspanier@townofporter.com

Police Patch

Officer T. Allen
Hired: 1995
Rank: Asst. Chief
Officer J. Lane
Hired: 1987
Rank: Lieutenant
Officer J. Torok
Hired: 1994
Rank: Sergeant
Officer J. Casbon
Hired: 2003
Rank: Detective Corp.
Officer J. McMahon
Hired: 1998
Rank: Sergeant
Officer K. Rospierski
Hired: 2016
Rank: Patrol Officer
Officer T. Komisarcik
Hired: 2007
Rank: Patrolman
Officer S. Cornelison
Hired: 2005
Rank: Patrolman
Officer M. Gonzalez
Hired: 2006
Rank: Patrolman
Officer D. Dickey
Hired: 2009
Rank: Patrolman

Civilian Employees

A. Gucciardo, Dispatcher
Hired: 2009
D. Scott, Dispatcher
Hired: 2012
J. Holaway, Dispatcher
Hired: 2015
Chaplin L. Starett    

In Memory...

Detective Sergeant Timothy R. Biggs

Timothy R. Biggs began his career in law enforcement as a dispatcher for The Town of Porter. He was hired in 1978 by The Town of Hebron, realizing his dream of being a police officer. In 1979, Tim returned to the Town of Porter as a full-time officer. Tim was promoted to the rank of Corporal in 1987, and to Sergeant in 1993. In 1997, Tim was promoted to Detective Sergeant. Tim continued to serve his fellow man despite his personal battle for his life.

On July 16, 1999 at 12:15 hours, Detective Sergeant Timothy R. Biggs answered his final call...
His call to come home.

A Message from the Chief of Police

The Porter Police Department is made up of nine sworn officers and civilian employees, all dedicated to providing the highest quality law enforcement to the people of our community. Our community retains a small town feel, while providing an environment for business growth and development. It is both challenging and rewarding to serve the people of Porter. Our department is guided through our core values of Integrity, Fairness, and Service. We are innovative and aggressive in our approach to law enforcement. We have always worked closely with community residents, businesses and other government agencies to solve problems and prevent crime. One of the biggest challenges facing this department - and the entire nation - is our young people. The officers and civilian employees of this department are committed to preventing juvenile crime, and giving our young people constructive avenues for growth.
Thank you for your support and stop by and visit us any time.


We are dedicated to maintaining the highest professional standards while serving the community in which we work and live. We are committed to the enforcement of the laws of Indiana. We are dedicated to protecting life and property, while also respecting individual rights, human dignity, and community values. We are committed to creating and maintaining an active police/community relationship and assisting citizens in solving problems to improve the quality of life in our community.

Chief's Annual Department Inspection