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We have decided to create a page, to get the word out on the happenings in and around Kouts. If you have information that you think may be beneficial, regarding crime or suspicious activity, you can contact us through our facebook, our department email or phone number, or through the contact page on our website. Please check back often for current updates.

03/04/2019

Apparently the "Pokemon Go" battles have begun again.. please talk to your kids about the locations they go to (not on private property or at unsafe locations) and the hours they do it in (not after curfew).. Good Hunting!

02/13/2019

The Wake for Officer Nick Deal will be held at Kosanke Funeral Home (105 E Indiana St, Kouts, IN 46347) on Saturday 2/16/2019 between 3pm-7pm. The funeral will be held Sunday 2/17/2019 starting at 10:30am and will proceed to Graceland Cemetary (1505 Morthland Dr. Valparaiso, IN 46385).

Please remember to keep your vehicles off the street during this time if 2 or more inches is expected. Let's help the sn...
01/11/2019
Accumulating snow set to hit area Saturday

Please remember to keep your vehicles off the street during this time if 2 or more inches is expected. Let's help the snow plows get that snow off the streets!

NORTHWEST INDIANA – A major winter snow event is set to hit the entire Northwest district Saturday, forecasters say, and Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) crews have been busy preparing and will have a full callout of plows on the roads.

01/02/2019

A ring in a box was turned into our department. Please contact us so you can identify the ring so we can get it back to you.
Stay Safe!

12/17/2018

At 1:40am, we received a call of a disturbance on McKinley st involving violence. Due to the subject refusing to exit the house and also stated threats, the Porter County SWAT team was contacted. The incident was resolved with no injury.

10/08/2018

FOLLOW UP: The stolen vehicle was recovered by the Chicago Police Department. No arrests at this time. Any information regarding the theft of vehicle is still welcomed.
Stay Safe!

10/04/2018

On 10/04/2018, we were notified of a theft of auto (Orange 2014 Dodge Journey), overnight, on the 400 block of Ross ave. Also noted was that several cars in the area of the theft had been gone through with missing items reported. None of the vehicles in question had their doors locked and several of the vehicles had ignition keys inside of the unlocked vehicles. PLEASE, LOCK YOUR DOORS and take your keys inside with you. It is highly unlikey that someone will "hotwire" your car or shatter a window to make entry into a secured vehicle. If anyone has any informaton regarding this incident, please contact us.
Stay safe

07/20/2018

July 20, 2018

On July 19, 2018 the Kouts Police Department served an arrest warrant on Nathan N. Wilson, 19, of Kouts, for the offense of Auto Theft.

This arrest warrant was issued out of an investigation of a stolen automobile, from Kouts, earlier in the year.

I wish to express my thanks the Indiana State Police for their forensic assistance, the Indiana State Excise Police in helping to recover the stolen car in Lake County, Indiana and of the multiple officers of the Kouts Police Department for their exhaustive investigation leading to this arrest.

James Smith
Town Marshal

07/13/2018

Just for information: I just recieved notice from INDOT that construction will commence on State Rd 49 from SR8 to 900S starting Saturday 7/14 through to next Friday 7/20. Expect delays in travel along that path as well as detours through the area.

05/10/2018

a small huskie just walked to town hall w/o any tags.. if you or someone you know have a huskie, please call us to make arrangement for the reunion!

04/20/2018

Yesterday, Thursday 4/19/18 at 4:45pm, the Kouts Police dept was contacted to assist in the investigation of a carjakcing/ kidnapping complaint out of Madison, Wisconsin. The victim was forced to drive until reaching SR10/ SR49 (Wheatfield) at which point the female driver was able to escape, with vehicle, and made contact with us. Responding agencies from the Jasper County Sheriff's dept, Indiana State Police and the FBI met in Kouts to interview the victim and process her car for evidence. Information showed he then obtained another vehicle and was southbound out of the area. Later, after 10pm, Information given a few hours later indicated the suspect was taken into custody after a traffic stop near the Indiana/ Kentucky boarder.

03/20/2018

Just for information, an elderly resident was contacted via phone being requested to contribute to a "fallen police officer fund" (or words to that effect). While I do not know of any organization doing this, there may be ones out there that are doing this. I strongly encourage you that if anyone calls for ANY TYPE of fund raiser/ charity, to research it vigorously and if you are in doubt, come into the police department and I will assist you in finding out the true nature of the call. Please pass this information to your non-tech friends/ family members that are not confortable with technology. Stay Safe!

03/14/2018

Our agency was contacted by Kouts school officials requesting that we provide additional police presence during the pre-planned student demonstration today.

As such, we will have additional police officers present prior to, during and shortly after the planned event.

This is being done not due to any threat issued, but rather as a request by administrators to provide a safe environment for the students and staff during their time to demonstrate in accordance to school policy.

02/05/2018

For information: the old scam involving publishers clearing house has gone from a phone scam to a crappy photocopied paper with misspelled words to a fairly professional "winner's packet" with all kinds of "official" documents from the BBB (better business bureau), the IRS with tax forms, and banking information with the FDIC logo on it.

Please let any of your at risk people know that paying money to recieve money is a scam; if you run into difficulty, please have them talk to us to confirm.

Our local banks have been notified.

Stay Safe

01/15/2018

Due to the pending snow amounts coming in, please remove your vehicles from the side of the streets. If our snow plows are hindered by parked cars, the fire/ ambulance vehicles will also be hindered. If cars are still present causing an obstruction, we will be forced to tow them.

12/16/2017

Over night, a car was stolen on McKinley street... the keys were taken from an unsecured house... the car was recovered in Lake County....PLEASE, LOCK YOUR DOORS on your cars and houses... if you have any information on these incidents, please contact the Kouts Police Department

11/21/2017

Good Morning,

Our clerk-treasurer's office as well as my office have recieved calls from a number showing to be from NIPSCO... the caller is NOT from NIPSCO as when I identied myself as the police to the caller, he advised he was going to call the police on me.

If you are called by NIPSCO number, please VERIFY who you are talking to by you, yourself calling NIPSCO directly from your billing statement.

I was unable to ascertain the scam due to the short nature of the call.

Also, please call your relatives to let them know, that the scam is back active in our area.

If you have any questions, please contact the police department for assistance, after calling NIPSCO.

stay safe

10/11/2017

Trick R Treat hours on Tuesday October 31st will be the traditional 5PM until 7PM.

As a reminder, please review, with your children, the basic safety rules and enjoy the night!

10/06/2017

The Porter County SWAT team will be doing training in Kouts today in the SouthEast side of town. There will be a large presence of police officers in the area. AGAIN, TRAINING ONLY!

10/02/2017

***UPDATE from Porter County Sheriff Police: The two missing juveniles have been found safe. We have no further information at this time. We thank the community and assisting departments for all of their help and support.***

07/26/2017

This morning at 7:34am, the Kouts Police Department received a complaint of a handgun that was stolen from an unsecured vehicle sometime between 5:00pm on Tuesday and 7:30am on Wednesday.
This occurred in the area of Wesley Road and Strong Road.
The gun is a .45 caliber Taurus with a silver top slide and a polymer plastic bottom half; also, the polymer type holster with side straps was taken.
While the investigation is on-going, I ask that anyone that has information about this theft contact us immediately due to the dangerous nature of the firearm, that could have been discarded in a public place that maybe found by kids who think it’s a toy gun.
Since my primary focus at the moment is the recovery of the firearm, I also urge anyone who wishes to anonymously contact me as to the whereabouts of the gun to contact me via department email, phone or even a note on my car so that the weapon can be secured.
As always, please lock your property up when not attending to it (cars, houses, ect.) as the ever-present lure of theft can happen anywhere.

Thanks and be safe.

Chief James Smith

06/26/2017
Porter County Sheriff's Office

Porter County Sheriff's Office

Porter County Sheriff’s Officers responded to a serious injury crash on Sunday June 25th at 9:17pm involving a green 1998 Buick Regal and a Kouts police vehicle. Based on witness statements and initial investigation by officers on scene; the Kouts Police Officer identified as 24 year old Brock Moore, was eastbound on State Road 8 approaching the area of Baums Bridge Road. The Buick Regal, driven by 45 year old Robert Lindsey of Winamac, was traveling northbound on Baums Bridge Road. Initial investigation shows Lindsey (green Buick) failed to yield the right of way to the eastbound 2008 white Chevrolet Impala, and proceeded into the intersection. The Buick Regal was then struck on the driver’s side by the Kouts squad car. Also in the Buick was a 4 year old female, who was ejected from the vehicle. Lindsey was transported to Porter Regional Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The 4 year old was airlifted by Samaritan to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne with serious injuries. Kouts Officer Moore was transported to Porter Regional Hospital with a head lacerations and later released. Accident Reconstruction was called to the scene and will continue their investigation. Toxicology results are pending as well. Assisting at the scene were Hebron Police Department, Kouts Fire, Porter EMS, Samaritan, and H & A Towing.

06/22/2017

We are preparing to enter that time of season of the 4th of July celebrations. While we hope you'll enjoy your time, I am here to remind you that we need to do so in a safe and courteous manner. As such, I am providing the link to our fireworks ordinance and ask that you review it so everyone is on the "same page" to be in compliance with the set rules established by the town.

www.koutspd.com/fireworks-laws listed on koutspd.com

Please keep your children supervised during any use of fireworks as we do not wish to see anyone injured.

Have a safe summer!

05/22/2017

We have had several complaints of of minors operating golf carts throughout town in a reckless manner. The town ordinance allows golf cart owners to apply for a town permit to operate golf carts on the town streets with a preset compliance checklist. Please contact our clerk's office 766-3312 to begin this process for a permit if you choose to operate a golf cart on the town streets.

Part of the ordinance requires the golf cart to be operated by a licensed driver with no exceptions. It costs $15 to register the cart, however, a violation of the ordinance will result in a $50 fine and possible impoundment. So please register your golf cart and prohibit your unlicensed children from operating golf carts. Thank you

02/16/2017

On Monday February 13, the Drazer Park utility shed was found with it's door kicked in. We know it occurred between Saturday morning and Monday morning. If you saw or heard anything that could assist us in investigating this incident, please contact the Kouts Police Department via email [email protected] or call us directly at 219-766-2332.
The park is being renovated to replace aging and broken playground equipment, so all of us have a stakeholder status in maintaining the status of the park.

01/26/2017
PORTER COUNTY "One County, One Protocol"

Porter County "One County, One Protocol".

Porter County Sheriff David Reynolds, in conjunction with all school districts within Porter County Indiana, has put together the "One County, One Protocol" ...

Click below to review the Kouts fireworks ordinance.  Have a very safe and happy Independence Day.
07/03/2016
kouts-pd | FIREWORKS

Click below to review the Kouts fireworks ordinance. Have a very safe and happy Independence Day.

Welcome to the Kouts Indiana Police Department website. Here you will find news, announcements and information from the Kouts Police Department.

04/12/2016
HEROIN: NOT A PROBLEM, AN EPIDEMIC

Heroin: Not A Problem, An Epidemic. If you have any information, please contact your local Police Agency.

"Heroin: Not A Problem, An Epidemic." Overdose deaths from heroin and other illegal drugs has reached epidemic proportions in Porter County. Moreover, the va...

04/01/2016

Kouts Spring Leaf Pick Up:
April 11-15

Kouts Spring Brush Pick Up:
April 18-22

Please put leaves and brush in separate piles.

03/22/2016

Tornado siren warning happening now. This is only a test.

02/25/2016

Porter County State of Emergency has been lifted. But, please be advised that this does NOT mean that roads are not dangerous. We still HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO NOT TRAVEL UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. You travel at your own risk, and if there is a slide off or you get stuck, it could take an extended amount of time for emergency responders to reach you. ALSO, County Road 500 South between State Road 2 and 600 West remains closed due to downed power lines that NIPSCO has not yet been able to get to. The Porter County Highway Department will continue plowing, first concentrating on main roads, then on subdivisions. They anticipate that most subdivisions will get a "pass through" today, and totally cleared tomorrow.

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02/25/2016
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02/25/2016

The Porter County Board of Commissioners have declared a State of Emergency. Only emergency vehicles, plows and utility vehicles will be allowed on roadways until further notice, at minimum 8am 2/25/16 but possibly later... stay tuned for an update in the morning.

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02/24/2016
Active Weather Alerts: Blizzard Warning | weatherUSA

Stay abreast of most current blizzard conditions.

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02/24/2016

We are anticipating more than 2 inches of snow on Wednesday. As per Town Ordinance, please remove all vehicles from the streets as to allow the snowplows to do their jobs. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Kouts, IN
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