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Chesterton Police to move dispatchers to Porter PD Wednesday; expect seamless transition

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On Wednesday, May 28, the Chesterton and Porter police departments will officially merge their dispatch and communications functions, which will now be housed at the PPD station at 50 Francis St.

The move will begin at 7 a.m.

The move will not affect continuity or the effectiveness of police services, CPD Chief Dave Cincoski said in a statement released today.

Requests for police services can still be made by calling the regular CPD number at (219) 926-1136 or--in an emergency--by calling 911.

Going forward, there will still be personnel available at the CPD from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.--on most weekdays--to accept walk-in traffic and requests for police services, background checks, and copies of reports.

“Outside of those hours and on weekends, there will be a telephone in the police department lobby that will ring directly to the new dispatch center for walk-in police traffic,” Cincoski said. “Residents can also go to the Porter Police Department at 50 Francis to request police services.”

Meanwhile, the Chesterton town hall will still be available as a warming and cooling shelter during appropriate weather conditions.

Any requests for such use of the town hall meeting room need to be directed to the on-duty personnel or using the lobby telephone to contact an officer and arrange access.

Any questions can be directed to the Chesterton Police Department at (219) 926-1136.



Posted 5/27/2014