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Read ALL ABOUT it! The new issue of City Talk is available here in case you missed it in your mailbox. What would YOOU l...
07/29/2020

Read ALL ABOUT it! The new issue of City Talk is available here in case you missed it in your mailbox. What would YOOU like to learn more about when it comes to the City of Valparaiso?

Summer Reading! Check out this Free Little Library project in Greenfield Creek, created with support from a Neighborhood...
07/29/2020

Summer Reading! Check out this Free Little Library project in Greenfield Creek, created with support from a Neighborhood Improvement Grant! Bonus points to anyone who knows the book the children's Library was inspired by!
To learn more about the grant process and how YOUR neighborhood can apply, attend a free online workshop LIVE tonight at 6:00 pm. Click here to join LIVE: https://zoom.us/j/91290033615

Join the Valparaiso Fire Department and Valparaiso Now to get the 411 on PPE from our Assistant Fire  Chief Jon Daly. Le...
07/28/2020
The 411 on PPE

Join the Valparaiso Fire Department and Valparaiso Now to get the 411 on PPE from our Assistant Fire Chief Jon Daly. Learn more about CDC recommendations, who should wear masks, cloth coverings, N95 masks, why we wear face coverings, washing of face coverings, everyday habits, exposures, symptoms, when to seek medical attention, managing COVID 19 and more. Space is limited and FREE tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Learn the tools of Personal Protective Equipment and how to best protect yourself, your family and your community.

Mayor Murphy swore in three new officers to the Valparaiso Police Department today, including one via Zoom (a Valparaiso...
07/24/2020

Mayor Murphy swore in three new officers to the Valparaiso Police Department today, including one via Zoom (a Valparaiso first!) Chief Jeff Balon emphasized that officers are hired for character and to be guardians; not warriors. Welcome to these fine new officers.

Valparaiso Police Swear-in Three New Officers

**We understand the concerns that have been expressed regarding no masks being worn in this photo. Please understand that masks were worn by those in attendance at today's ceremony and were briefly removed for photos to be taken by the department and family. We share in the concerns that have been presented and will do our best to be part of the solution. Thank you as always for your community partnership and welcoming our newest members.**

The Valparaiso Police Department welcomed three new members today, with the swearing-in of Dustin Fish, Steven Augustine, and Jeffery Humphrey Jr. The event took place in the renovated chambers of Valparaiso City Hall, with the oath provided by Mayor Matt Murphy. The ceremony was conducted with social distancing guidelines in place, but still well attended by current Valparaiso officers, staff, friends and family. Part of the services were conducted via a virtual meeting, as newly appointed Patrolman Humphrey was unable to attend due to a medical precaution.
Dustin Fish is a 2016 graduate of Wheeler High School, and holds a B.S in Criminal Justice from Indiana University. Dustin is also an Indiana Law Enforcement Academy graduate, completing his training in 2019. Dustin joins VPD after having served as an officer with the Indiana University Police Department in Bloomington.
Steven Augustine is a 2013 graduate of lake Central High School and has began studying Criminal Justice at Indiana University Northwest. Steven joins VPD after having served as Jail Office with the Porter County Sheriff’s Department since 2015. Steven is scheduled to attend the Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy when the session starts next week.

Jeffery Humphrey is a 2015 graduate of George Rogers Clark High School and began taking courses at Purdue University Northwest. Jeffrey joins VPD after having served in the United States Army Reserves. Jeffrey has served as a Transportation Specialist and was Honorably Discharged in 2019. Jeffrey is scheduled to join Steven at NILEA during the next session.

Congratulations to Patrolman Fish, Patrolman Augustine, and Patrolman Humphrey!

Learn ways to connect your neighborhood, hear about residential code enforcement from Building Commissioner Vicki Thrash...
07/23/2020

Learn ways to connect your neighborhood, hear about residential code enforcement from Building Commissioner Vicki Thrasher and learn more about how YOUR neighborhood can apply for up to $15,000 for an improvement project of your choice.
To Join Zoom Meeting LIVE on July 29 at 6:00 pm: https://zoom.us/j/91290033615

Make your home safer! To learn more and even get a free fire alarm, contact the Valparaiso Fire Department
07/22/2020

Make your home safer! To learn more and even get a free fire alarm, contact the Valparaiso Fire Department

We're out to alarm Valpo!!

Working smoke alarms save lives. Make sure to test your smoke alarm monthly. If you live in Valparaiso or Center Township and your smoke alarm doesn't work or you don't have one, contact Community Risk Reduction at 219-548-4849 or email [email protected]

UPDATE: We’re listening! In response to the interest in Valpo’s 15-minute parking spots for carryout pickups, we’re EXPA...
07/21/2020

UPDATE: We’re listening! In response to the interest in Valpo’s 15-minute parking spots for carryout pickups, we’re EXPANDING this program, adding more spots to support local businesses. Stay tuned for new spots and signage. Downtown Parking Enforcement Will Resume on Aug. 3
The suspended parking that was initiated at the start of the COVID 19 pandemic to facilitate carry-out pick up will expire on Aug. 2 as activities have begun a return to normalcy. The City and VPD thank thank the community for the continued cooperation and partnership as we Lift Up Valpo.

Love the Parks? Have some ideas? Please join in this special Public Forum -- by Zoom -- on July 20th!Click here to learn...
07/19/2020

Love the Parks? Have some ideas? Please join in this special Public Forum -- by Zoom -- on July 20th!
Click here to learn more and sign up to participate as the Parks team considers how they can grow and best serve the community.
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6pST7VgEQLKxTkQqIGOhRw

The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced ramp closures at the U.S. 30 and State Road 49 interchange from J...
07/14/2020

The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced ramp closures at the U.S. 30 and State Road 49 interchange from July 15 through July 21 for resurfacing. Please be aware of the following Resurfacing Schedule:

Eastbound U.S. 30 ramp to southbound State Road 49 to close on the morning of July 15 and reopen in the evening on July 16
Westbound and eastbound U.S. 30 ramp to northbound State Road 49 to close on the morning of July 16 and reopen in the evening on July 17
Southbound State Road 49 ramp to westbound U.S. 30 to close on the morning of July 17 and reopen in the evening on July 18
Westbound U.S. 30 ramp to southbound State Road 49 to close on the morning of July 18 and reopen in the evening on July 20
Northbound State Road 49 ramp to eastbound U.S. 30 to close on the morning of July 18 and reopen in the evening on July 20
Southbound State Road 49 ramp to eastbound U.S. 30 to close on July 20 and reopen in the evening on July 21
Northbound State Road 49 ramp to westbound U.S. 30 to close on July 20 and reopen in the evening on July 21
Drivers should seek an alternate route. The schedule is weather dependent and subject to change.

07/10/2020
Valparaiso Police Department

Parking Announcement from the VPD:

Community Announcement
Enforcement of Nightly Downtown Parking City Ordinance to Resume

Beginning this Sunday, July 12, 2020, the Valparaiso Police Department will resume enforcement of the posted, downtown over night parking restrictions. These restrictions include the following:

Sundays
11 p.m.—5 a.m.
East/West Streets - Lincolnway, Chicago St., Jefferson St., Indiana Ave., and Monroe St. from Morgan Blvd. to Napoleon St.

Tuesdays
2 a.m.—5 a.m.
North/South Streets - Napoleon St, Lafayette St., Washington St., Franklin St., and Michigan Ave. from Indiana St. to Jefferson St.

Further information regarding theses restrictions can be found within the City of Valparaiso Ordinances, under section 72.12.

The City of Valparaiso and the Valparaiso Police Department would like to thank you for your cooperation and partnership as we work together to improve upon our community.

The Valparaiso Fire Department has become the first Northwest Indiana fire department to join Neighbors --  by joining t...
07/09/2020

The Valparaiso Fire Department has become the first Northwest Indiana fire department to join Neighbors -- by joining the app with your Ring doorbell, you can sign up to receive updates and notifications from the VFD, including warnings and ways to reduce your risk.

Sign up for the Neighbors App and receive important public safety notifications and information on community risk reduction. #customerservice #valpofirst

07/08/2020
Valparaiso's Bike Patrol

Mayor Matt Murphy chats with Officer John Nuppnau, Valpo's Bike Unit Coordinator. The Bike Unit makes the @Valparaiso Police Department more approachable and community-oriented.

On the heels of a successful 4th of July celebration, the City of Valparaiso has decided to suspend the Popcorn Festival...
07/06/2020

On the heels of a successful 4th of July celebration, the City of Valparaiso has decided to suspend the Popcorn Festival for 2020 out of concern for public safety. The event will return and Valparaiso Events continues to offer the biweekly Valparaiso Market, Summer Concerts and more -- modified for social distancing. Here are complete details:
http://www.ci.valparaiso.in.us/DocumentCenter/View/7706/Press-Release-Valpo-Suspends-Popcorn-Fest-for-2020
To learn more about the Popcorn Panic, visit ValpoParks.org.

07/06/2020
Hooray for Valpo! The 4th of July was a success!

Hooray for Valpo! The 4th of July was a great day for our community and we're so grateful to all who made it the joyous and safe day possible, including our partner, Family Express, @Valpo Parks, Valparaiso Events, Valparaiso Police Department, Valparaiso Fire, Public Works, city staff, volunteers, and all who attended the daylong celebration.

The ChicaGO Dash resumed service to the Chicago Loop on June 8 with 2 routes, departing  Valpo at 6 am and 7 am daily (r...
07/06/2020

The ChicaGO Dash resumed service to the Chicago Loop on June 8 with 2 routes, departing Valpo at 6 am and 7 am daily (returning from Chicago daily beginning at 4 pm). All buses are disinfected nightly and AeroClave fogged biweekly for added safety. Fares remain FREE through Aug. 31. For all the details on the Dash as well as intracity V-Line and Transit Connect service to the South Shore Line, visit ValpoTransit.com

07/04/2020

Tune in tonight right here at Valparaiso Now for the live feed of the Valparaiso fireworks show. A safe and happy Independence Day to all!

Happy Independence Day! Here's a complete lineup for the day. Wishing all a very happy and safe 4th of July!
07/04/2020

Happy Independence Day! Here's a complete lineup for the day. Wishing all a very happy and safe 4th of July!

Vale Park Rd from Valparaiso Street to Cumberland Drive will be closing today, July 3rd starting at 6:30 pm through Sund...
07/03/2020

Vale Park Rd from Valparaiso Street to Cumberland Drive will be closing today, July 3rd starting at 6:30 pm through Sunday, July 5th at 5:00 pm. Vale Park Road will also be closed at Valley Drive and Vale Park Road. Closures are necessary to secure the area for the City’s 4th of July firework show, which is a ticketed event (sold out) this year to limit crowd size and stage for social distancing. Detour signage has been placed to help motorists navigate around the street closure.

One more thing! For those those who choose to celebrate the 4th of July downtown, a small fireworks display will end the...
07/03/2020

One more thing! For those those who choose to celebrate the 4th of July downtown, a small fireworks display will end the evening, following the Crawpuppies concert. Happy Independence Day!

Because all of the July 4th festivities are outdoors, events will continue as planned. The day was designed to allow for...
07/02/2020

Because all of the July 4th festivities are outdoors, events will continue as planned. The day was designed to allow for social distancing and safe ways to enjoy the 4th.

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