Please keep the Brothers and Sisters of VPD in your thoughts and prayers as they have lost one of their own.
It is with great sadness; the Valparaiso Police Department announces the loss of Sergeant Steve Kobitz. Sergeant Kobitz end of watch came May 25, 2020, as the result of what is believed to be unknown medical conditions, while serving our community. Sgt. Kobitz began his career in February 1992, honorably serving the City of Valparaiso for over 28 years. Our condolences are extended to his family, friends, and fellow officers. You will be missed.