Sheriff Dave Reynolds is announcing a new Chief Deputy.
Manteuffel, a 16-year veteran of the PCSP, is succeeding Capt. Jeff Biggs in
his rank, has been assigned to the Detective Bureau and is at work in
investigations. “I would like to thank Jeff for all of his hard work and
commitment to the Sheriff’s Office as my Chief,” Reynolds said in a
statement released after deadline on Tuesday. “I have no doubt that will
continue with his new assignment to the Detective Bureau.”
Manteuffel is a
1994 Portage High School graduate who began his career at the Indiana
University Police Department, working as a dispatcher. In 1998, he was hired
by the Valparaiso University Police Department and in 2000 attended the
Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.
In 2003, Manteuffel
went to work as a deputy with the PCSP and during his career has served as
assistant leader on the SWAT Team, general operator, less lethal instructor,
and chemical munitions instructor. Manteuffel has also supervised the
Firearms Division, is a Taser instructor, a CVSA operator, a rifle
instructor, and coordinated the Honor Guard and Bike Patrol. Manteuffel has
spent the last 11 years working in the Investigations Division, where he has
been the coordinator for the Porter County H.O.R.T. (Heroin Overdose
Response Team) under the direction of Sheriff Reynolds.
In 2016 Manteuffel
was assigned to oversee the Porter County Drug Task Force and was the Task
Force Coordinator for the newly formed Porter County Multi-Enforcement Group
received an Associate Degree from Vincennes University and a Bachelor’s
Degree in Criminal Justice from Indiana University Northwest. He is a
graduate as well of Leadership Northwest Indiana.
has also welcomed to his staff a new Administrative Assistant, Laura Meyer,
who comes to the PCSP from the Clerk’s Office.
appointments are Major Gary Gear, Patrol Commander Phil Miller, and
Investigations Commander Eric Jones.