Police Department

The officers and employees of the Ogden Dunes Police Department are committed to providing quality and professional police service to the residents of Ogden Dunes, Indiana which promotes a safe and secure community to live in. Our commitment to serve the community remains foremost as we carry out our daily duties. We are constantly striving to build our police-community relationships in an effort to improve the quality of life for our residents. We believe that the safety of our residents and crime reduction can be better met when the police department and community work together.

Our department also recognizes that its employees are a vital part of the police services that we provide to the community. We will continue to strive for the highest potential from our employees in an effort to provide the best police service possible. Our pledge to the community is to continually strive to achieve these goals and to promote an organization based on excellence.


The Ogden Dunes Police Department provides 24 hour coverage 7 days a week to the citizens of Ogden Dunes and handles hundreds of calls for service annually. The Department is staffed with 4 full-time and 10 part-time sworn police officers, comprising over 75 years of combined Law Enforcement Experience, the full time officers are supplemented by a group of part time officers as well as a very active volunteer Reserve Officer Program.


To serve and protect the community by preserving the peace, providing rapid response to emergency situations, and deterring crime through prevention, education, enforcement and apprehension of law violators; utilizing available resources in an effective manner; applying moral, ethical, legal, and professional standards, while being responsive to the community, as well as employee needs.


Established in 1925, the Ogden Dunes Police Department has grown with the community and now has dedicated itself with programs such as Neighborhood Watch, Community Policing Practices, Social Media and other crime prevention initiatives.  We also work closely with our neighboring departments to make the region as crime free as possible.


The Ogden Dunes Police Department averages between 10-15 members both full time and part time.

Full Time

  • James Reeder – Chief of Police
  • Kevin Hughes – Chief Deputy, Training Coordinator
  • Tim Beach – Patrolman and Field Training Officer
  • Ed Clapp – Patrolman, Field Training Officer, Indiana Certified Police Instructor and Certified ILEA/NRA Firearms Instructor, Coordinator of our Reserve Police Officer Program.

Part Time Officers

  • Mike Teeling – PT Officer and Investigations
  • Pete Sormaz – PT Officer
  • Charlie Mathewson – PT Officer
  • Justin Reeder – PT Officer
  • Ravinder Singh – PT Officer
  • Rob Demitrioulas – PT Officer
  • John Dobbins – PT Officer
  • Lynn Steimel PT – Officer
  • Adam Zosso – PT Officer
  • Darryl Henson – PT Officer

Reserve Officers

  • Harry Conley – Reserve Captain
  • Bob Martin – Reserve Lieutenant
  • Gary Shipman – Reserve Sergeant
  • Bill Arney – Reserve Officer
  • Troy Calalebro – Reserve Officer
  • Paul Bodie – Reserve Officer
  • Cara Reeder – Reserve Officer
  • William West – Reserve Officer
  • Chris Leer – Reserve Officer
  • Chad Newsum – Reserve Officer
  • Eric Kurtz – Reserve Officer
  • Matt Emmons – Reserve Officer

Radio Communication

Ogden Dunes Police Department communications:

  • FCC Call Sign: KSE514
  • Frequency: 155.65500 MHz
  • PL/CTCSS: 88.5

Porter County Sheriff communications:

  • FCC Call Sign: WPCT511
  • Frequency: 155.9400 MHz
  • PL/CTCSS: 141.3

Portage Police communications:

  • FCC Call Sign: KLE683
  • Frequency: 155.5500 MHz
  • PL/CTCSS: 100.0

Contact Information

Ogden Dunes Police Department
115 Hillcrest Road
Ogden Dunes, IN 46368

Phone: 219.762.4125
Dispatch: 219.477.3000
Emergency: 911

Email: police.department@ogdendunes.in.gov