Kouts Police Department

Kouts Police Department The mission of the Kouts Police Department is to provide quality police service to our community. We do this by promoting a safe environment through a combination of traffic/criminal enforcement, as well as through a positive police-citizen partnership.

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Good Afternoon Residents,To help clear up some of the rumors around town we will be having Trick  or Treating this year ...
10/29/2020

Good Afternoon Residents,

To help clear up some of the rumors around town we will be having Trick or Treating this year in town. Trick or Treating will be on Saturday October 31st 2020 from 5-8pm. Trick or Treating has been extended an additional hour to allow for social distancing.

07/02/2020

There is currently No Parking on Center St until further notice due to obstruction of residential traffic.

The Kouts Police Department would like to take a moment to thank all the local businesses and citizens who have supporte...
07/02/2020

The Kouts Police Department would like to take a moment to thank all the local businesses and citizens who have supported us throughout the past few weeks. The gifts of masks, hand sanitizer, baked goods, and general show of support is truly humbling to have a community, who stands with us. It is our honor to service such a great community.

The time of season is finally here. FIREWORKS Be patriotic, but also please be a good neighbor and follow the law. The d...
06/30/2020

The time of season is finally here. FIREWORKS
Be patriotic, but also please be a good neighbor and follow the law. The discharging of fireworks in Kouts town limits is prohibited except between the following dates: June 29th,30th,July 1st,2nd,3rd,5th,6th,7th,8th and 9th from ‪5:00 PM‬ until 2 hours after sunset. Let em’ fly on July 4th from ‪10:00AM‬ until ‪12:00AM‬. We are not here to damper the mood,but the first offense is subject to a minimum $100 fine,and subsequent offenses could go up to $2,500 if fireworks are flying after the posted hours.

Along with obeying the established times,be courteous of any of our Nations Veterans living amongst you. The sights and sounds of this Holiday may not sound or look the same to them, and for that we are forever grateful for their sacrifices. Please also be sure to gather your firework debris and keep it clear of the street.

It is always our pleasure to be able to assist our citizens of our town.
06/17/2020

It is always our pleasure to be able to assist our citizens of our town.

June it is always our pleasure to help out when needed. Drive safely.
05/22/2020

June it is always our pleasure to help out when needed. Drive safely.

05/06/2020

Thank you to all the Kouts teachers for inviting us to participate in today’s parade. We are blessed to have an amazing community to serve. Thank you for all you do for our children and community. To everyone who had a hand in planning this event you did an awesome job.

05/01/2020

Reminder to all Kouts residents. No items are to be left outside our dumpsters at the recycling center. If you have large items such as couches, cabinets, mattresses etc. please contact republic for pick-up.

Sara Blohm from No Coast Artistry thank you for donating masks to ensure all of our Kouts police officers have a mask to...
04/04/2020

Sara Blohm from No Coast Artistry thank you for donating masks to ensure all of our Kouts police officers have a mask to protect themselves. We greatly appreciate your donation.

Kouts Police Department's cover photo
04/04/2020

Kouts Police Department's cover photo

Kouts Police Department
04/04/2020

Kouts Police Department

Kouts Police Department
04/04/2020

Kouts Police Department

Thank you to the Kouts Cub Scouts Troop #922 for inviting Lt. Miller, Ofc Bogue and Nicole Markovich to speak last Thurs...
02/24/2020

Thank you to the Kouts Cub Scouts Troop #922 for inviting Lt. Miller, Ofc Bogue and Nicole Markovich to speak last Thursday night about civic duties and citizenship at Cornerstone Church. It was an honor to be able to assist these amazing young men in earning their merit badges.

On October 11th, 2019, Kouts Police Officer Scott Kleckner along with Kouts Fire/Hebron Fire and Porter EMS were dispatc...
02/13/2020

On October 11th, 2019, Kouts Police Officer Scott Kleckner along with Kouts Fire/Hebron Fire and Porter EMS were dispatched to the area of Main St and Alice St for a vehicle that had crashed into a house. Off-duty Porter County Sheriff Deputy Tyler Ball was nearby and immediately responded. Upon arrival both Officers quickly determined that the elderly male driver was unconscious and in need of immediate life saving action. Both officers safely removed the subject from the vehicle, ensuring the structure resting on top of the vehicle remained stable.

Officer Ball and Officer Kleckner immediately began Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), to revive the subject. Officer Kleckner retrieved an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) from Officer Ball’s patrol vehicle. After several intervals of chest compressions and AED shocks, the subject regained a pulse and began breathing on his own. Kouts Fire Department and EMS arrived shortly thereafter and took over further care of the subject.

After medical evaluations it was discovered that the patient, Kouts resident Jim Fleming, a father, grandfather, great grandfather, and also Military Veteran, suffered a massive cardiac event. This event would have taken his life, had it not been for the quick response and actions of our first responders. After several surgeries, some setbacks, and months of rehabilitation, Jim is back home and doing well. Jim expressed a desire to meet both officers who he said. “Saved his behind” that day. This meeting occurred tonight and was emotional for all involved. We wish Mr. Fleming well in his continued recovery and are proud of the quick actions of both these officers.

Friendly reminder to all Kouts residents. The National Weather Service is predicting an accumulation of snow exceeding g...
02/12/2020
Download Forms – Kouts Indiana

Friendly reminder to all Kouts residents. The National Weather Service is predicting an accumulation of snow exceeding greater than 2 inches. All vehicles must be removed from the town roadways to allow our snowplows access to all city roads. Snow fall is expected to start tomorrow evening. Vehicles left on the roadways are subject to towing and/or a fine at the owner’s expense. If you have any questions the ordinance for snow fall can be found on the town hall page under download forms and reports click on code of Ordinace. The Ordinace is located under Traffic Code 73.05

http://www.koutsindiana.org/sample-page/

Download Forms The forms below are available as PDFs to download for your convenience. Please contact the Town Hall at 219-766-3312 if you have any questions. Building Regulations Building Department Contractor Registration Building Permit Application Consumer Confidence Report Vendor License Messag...

01/01/2020

Happy New Year from our family at the Kouts Police Department. May the new year bring peace, joy and happiness to you and your family.

This morning, at the 2019 Porter County Drunk Driving Task Force Banquet, Sgt. Dolores Mueller and Officer Scott Kleckne...
12/19/2019

This morning, at the 2019 Porter County Drunk Driving Task Force Banquet, Sgt. Dolores Mueller and Officer Scott Kleckner were presented awards by Lt.Michael Miller for their department leading arrests in both DUI and Drug Enforcement. Thanks to the Porter County Substance Abuse Council,the DD Task Force, and all sponsors for helping to recognize officers countywide for over 30 years! Way to go Sgt.Mueller and Officer Kleckner!

12/12/2019
Shop With a Cop 2019

We held our first ever Shop With a Cop today, and it was a great success! It couldn’t have been possible without the great help of the Valparaiso Meijer, the United Way of Porter County, Demotte State Bank, and the East Porter County School Corporation. Also a huge thanks to the Kouts Dollar General,Kouts Family Express, and the Kouts Subway for the generous donations to ensure everyone had a great time! Santa and Mrs.Claus even flew in for the day!!!

There is nothing that we in policing love more than seeing the smiling faces of the kids(and even adults)and knowing that we played a small part in it! We hope this is the first of many, in the following years to come. On our end, a huge kudos to Lt.Miller for organizing everything behind the scenes,he worked very diligently for a few weeks on coordinating everything,without him, it doesn’t happen. Great job.

We are still in need of ornaments for our Police Department 1st annual ornament for a candy cane exchange. We would like...
12/11/2019

We are still in need of ornaments for our Police Department 1st annual ornament for a candy cane exchange. We would like to invite all of our Kouts children/parents to help us decorate our department Christmas tree with homemade or store bought ornaments between the hours of 9am- 5pm until Christmas Eve. We are asking that any child who brings in an ornament to place it on our tree and take a candy cane in exchange as our way of saying thank you. We are grateful to all who had brought us ornaments over the past few days. Thank you.

We’ve had some pretty neat purchased and homemade ornaments, like these turned in today to Officer Kleckner from Nichola...
12/09/2019

We’ve had some pretty neat purchased and homemade ornaments, like these turned in today to Officer Kleckner from Nicholas,Joshua,and Katherine Deehan! We love seeing the towns creativity,keep it up!

Kouts Police Department is proud to announce our 1st annual ornament for a candy cane exchange. We would like to invite ...
12/06/2019

Kouts Police Department is proud to announce our 1st annual ornament for a candy cane exchange. We would like to invite all of our Kouts children/parents to help us decorate our department Christmas tree with homemade or store bought ornaments between the hours of 9am- 5pm until Christmas Eve. We are asking that any child who brings in an ornament to place it on our tree and take a candy cane in exchange as our way of saying thank you.

Have you seen this little guy? This is Django, and he wandered away from his family home in the 600 block of Baums Bridg...
12/04/2019

Have you seen this little guy? This is Django, and he wandered away from his family home in the 600 block of Baums Bridge. Last seen in the area of 150 E, but after a few hours, he could be anywhere in the surrounding area by now. Django is very shy. If you locate him, please call us here 24 hours a day at 219-766-2332, and we’ll make the proper notifications to facilitate a happy reunion! Thanks for your help and shares, in advance.

We would like to wish everyone safe travels during this 2019 Thanksgiving. May you enjoy good company and good food! We ...
11/28/2019

We would like to wish everyone safe travels during this 2019 Thanksgiving. May you enjoy good company and good food! We are thankful to serve the residents and visitors of this wonderful town!

UPDATE: Owner has been found. Thank you for sharing!Original: If anyone is missing their Husky it is currently riding ar...
11/16/2019

UPDATE: Owner has been found. Thank you for sharing!

Original: If anyone is missing their Husky it is currently riding around town with one of our officers. If anyone knows who this husky belongs to please contact (219) 766-2332.

The Kouts Police Department would like to thank all veterans who have served for our freedoms that all enjoy today. Seve...
11/12/2019

The Kouts Police Department would like to thank all veterans who have served for our freedoms that all enjoy today. Several of our Full Time,Part Time, and Reserve Officers faithfully served our Country before choosing to serve our beautiful little town. We are forever indebted to those who have fought and continue to fight, every day.

Please call 911 if you see Mr.Lee!
11/09/2019

Please call 911 if you see Mr.Lee!

The Porter County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 86 year-old Porter Township resident with Alzheimer’s disease, Zachariah “Wayne” Lee. Mr. Lee is approximately 5’6” tall, 176lbs, white hair and blue eyes. He is believed to be wearing navy blue dress pants, a blue buttoned long sleeved dress shirt, a tan winter coat with large collar, and no shoes.

Mr. Lee is believed to have left his residence on foot at approximately 1:30 a.m. this morning in the area of 100 S / 600 W. Local area hospitals have been checked with negative results and he does not have a cell phone. A Silver Alert has been issued for Mr. Lee. If you have seen Mr. Lee or have had contact with him during this time span, we are asking you to contact your local law enforcement agency immediately.

11/09/2019
Alert Porter County

Alert Porter County

ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING/MISSING PERSON WAYNE LEE // 86 YOM WHITE MALE 5’7 160 WHT HAIR //LAST SEEN ON FOOT IN THE AREA OF 100 S AND 600 W // PLEASE CHECK AROUND YOUR PROPERTY // ANY INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE PORTER COUNTY 911 CENTER @ 219-477-3170

Happy Halloween from all of us at Kouts PD! Here are some wonderful safety tips from our friends at the Porter County 91...
10/31/2019

Happy Halloween from all of us at Kouts PD! Here are some wonderful safety tips from our friends at the Porter County 911 Center!

Have a safe Halloween on this cold wet Northwest Indiana night!

A great job by the boys in red lastnight, always happy to lend a hand!
10/17/2019

A great job by the boys in red lastnight, always happy to lend a hand!

FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE

Agricultural Fire; No Injuries
Boone Township

At approximately 9:15 pm on October 16, 2019, Hebron Volunteer Fire Department along with automatic mutual aid companies responded to a working grain dryer & corn crib structure fire in 70 West block of 600 South, in rural Boone Township.

Kouts Fire Assistant Chief, Don Sutter & Hebron Fire Chief Chad Franzman, arrived on scene of a working fire. All occupants were accounted for and safely away from the structure. A tanker plan 1 & 2 was requested for the fire due to no hydrants in the rural setting. Crews were on scene extinguishing the fire for more than 2½ hours.

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

Hebron would like to thank the following mutual aid companies: Boone Grove Fire Department, Kouts Fire Department, Morgan Township Volunteer Fire Department, Lowell Fire Dept., Lakes of the Four Seasons Volunteer Fire Force, Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department, Lake Dalecarlia Fire Department, Lacrosse Volunteer Fire Department, Cass Clinton Volunteer Fire Department, Wheatfield Volunteer Fire Department Inc., Keener Twp. Vol Fire Dept, Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department, Union Township Volunteer Fire , Crown Point Fire Rescue, Kouts Police Department, Porter County Sheriff's Office & Porter County Central Communications (911)

Keeping our brothers and sisters of the Indiana State Police in our thoughts! RIP brother!
10/12/2019
Vehicle Crash Claims Life of Indiana State Trooper

Keeping our brothers and sisters of the Indiana State Police in our thoughts! RIP brother!

(Tippecanoe County, IN)- The Indiana State Police is mourning the loss of one of its own after a single vehicle crash late last night on Old State Road 25 near Stair Road. The crash claimed the life of Trooper Peter R. Stephan, 27, Lafayette, IN, who served with the Indiana State Police Department f...

Lake County 911
09/28/2019

Lake County 911

Saturday Summary:

- More rain and flooding today.
- Obey road closures.
- Do NOT drive around barricades or through flooded roads.
- Do NOT call 911 or the non-emergency dispatch number to ask about road closure status.
- Check with local highway departments, local news,or trusted internet sources for road closure information.
- Give yourself extra time to travel and have alternate routes in mind.
- Don’t blindly follow your GPS instructions, it may not realize roadway hazards exist.
- Eat your vegetables.
- Clear catch basin and storm drain covers to reduce/prevent flooding, but only if it’s safe to do so.
- Monitor weather & river flooding forecasts and stay alert to changing conditions.
- Be good to one another and have a safe Saturday!

Today, several students in Lt. Millers Indiana Pre-Basic Course completed the firearms qualification portion of class, w...
09/22/2019

Today, several students in Lt. Millers Indiana Pre-Basic Course completed the firearms qualification portion of class, which was held at the Indiana State Police Firearms Range in Medaryville. Other Kouts full timers, part timers, and reserve officers also took this time to complete annual qualifications, and others simply fine tuned their skills. Amongst the pre-basic students was the lone female, who shot one of the best scores on the day! We’d like to thank our two excellent instructors who took time out of their busy schedules and offered their knowledge and expertise. It is of utmost importance that our officers stay sharp and efficient when it comes to protecting our citizens and each other!

08/18/2019

Kouts residents, starting today, you may see a few people going door to door asking for some information. These volunteer(s) are with the Census Bureau, and will have visible identification stating such. They will also have laptops which will aid them in completing their task. It’s very important for the town and the state that you please take a few minutes to answer any questions they may have. They must go door to door at every residence and business in town, so please be kind to them. This is also a good time to remind you that all solicitors must get pre-approval from the town, so if at any time you have anyone soliciting whom you feel has not done this, please don’t hesitate to call. Thank you for your cooperation!

****HEY YOU,PLEASE STOP SCROLLING AND READ THIS,MIGHT AS WELL SHARE IT WHILE YOU’RE HERE!****Please be aware that school...
08/14/2019

****HEY YOU,PLEASE STOP SCROLLING AND READ THIS,MIGHT AS WELL SHARE IT WHILE YOU’RE HERE!****

Please be aware that schools across the region are starting back up! This means increased traffic(both cars and buses) on your morning commute. Kids who were previously pulling all nighters playing Fortnite(APEX Legends is better, don’t @ us)will now be forced to wake up before 7AM(what a travesty)! These sleepy little day walkers will then be making their way to bus stops or straight to school on foot. Please SLOW down and watch for these future leaders/musicians/athletes/firefighters(BOO)/cops(YAY), as they aren’t always so watchful of their surroundings themselves. Main Street in Kouts has a 25MPH school zone, and it will be heavily enforced as such. Furthermore, should we have any adults who hit the snooze button and decide to pass a school bus while running late(State Law says you can’t!!!),they will be promptly met with a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $5,000.

SLOW DOWN. LOOK FOR OUR CHILDREN. Your morning coffee run is not worth a child’s life, and trust us, your job can wait.

With the recent events around the area involving a potential police impersonator stopping people, these are some things ...
07/25/2019
Portage Police Department (Indiana)

With the recent events around the area involving a potential police impersonator stopping people, these are some things to keep in mind if you’re stopped or approached by someone who you believe isn’t a real Law Enforcement Officer;

-Ensure subject has proper identification such as Police Department Badge or some type of ID to accompany it
-Ensure the subject has proper uniform; including but not limited to; clean,neat uniform shirt with appropriate department patches.In most all areas,the uniform will include a badge,name tag,and some type of service/rank.
-Look for a utility belt with tools associated with a police officer. These could vary, but at the very least include a gun,handcuffs,taser,flashlight,bullet magazines,pepper spray,etc.
-Unless some instances an officer is off duty, all officers will carry a portable handheld radio.
-Take note of the vehicle condition the subject is in. If unmarked, the vehicle should be clear of any obvious disabling damage,such as broken windows,etc.

If you ever feel you’ve been stopped by a Police Impersonator, contact local law enforcement using 911 immediately!

We spoke with ISP today and they had similar incident. We now have a sketch of the suspect.

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Good Job officers on stopping that reckless guy on the motorcycle that I called in about. I was suprised to see the dog out. I hope you gave him a hefty ticket!! #BacktheBlue!!!
Good Job on pulling that reckless motorcycle over!! I enjoyed watching his stuff get searched by the dog!! I am glad something came out of me reporting him. Hopefully he gets a ticket. He shouldn't be driving like that.
On Sunday evening we needed the assistance of the Kouts Police dept. The situation was devastating and involved a close family member. I arrived, and met an officer I did not recognize. I believe she's fairly new. She demonstrated behavior that many officers should take some training from. She treated my family with empathy, and understanding, all the while taking control of the scene. Officer Heather, you are to be commended and are an asset to the force, and our town. Thank you !
I had the pleasure of meeting officer Miller this morning. He came to look at my golf cart. He is such a nice man. I could spend the day chatting with him. We do have some really good officers in our town. Thank you all for being caring and thank you for all you do. 🇺🇸
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10219140050163488&id=1574104672 Kouts Cub Scouts, Pack #922 We had an awesome time at Scouts this past Thursday! Miss Nicole from the Kouts Town Board & Lt. Miller along with Officer Bogue from the Kouts Police Dept. came out & spoke to the Wolves, Bears & the Webelos about safety, how to help others, when to call the Police Dept. if needed amongst other important topics. And also, how you get appointed to the Town Board, what the duties are & why voting is important....etc. The Scouts were very interested & asked alot of questions & we all learned so much! Miss Nicole, Lt. Miller & Officer Bogue were very informative. We thank them for taking their time to come out & spend the evening with our Scouts. We will have a couple events coming up in conjunction with last night so stay tuned! 👮👮‍♀️👮‍♂️🚓🚔🚨
Thank you Officer Scott Kleckner and Chief Deputy Mike Miller for your help yesterday after my daughter was hurt while riding her bike. Words cannot express how grateful I was that Officer Scott Kleckner, who was off duty, was kind enough to give us a ride back to our house and that Chief Deputy Mike Miller was able to protect our property until my sister was able to retrieve them. You were both so caring and concerned about my daughter! Thank you for all your help and all you do!! Stay safe and keep up the great work!!
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