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Scammers Using Indiana State Police Lafayette District Phone Number

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First Sergeant Jerry Holeman of the Indiana State Police Lafayette District was advised by the Westfield Police Department of scammers using our district phone number to attempt to scam citizens of money or gift cards. The number they were using appears on cell phones and caller ID as 765-567-2125. There are many phone scams currently in our area, and know that the Indiana State Police do not serve arrest warrants by phone and will never call you to request money.

Lowell Corporal Promoted to Sergeant

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The Superintendent of the Indiana State Police, Douglas G. Carter, has promoted Corporal Dan Avitia to the rank of Sergeant where he will serve as a Squad Sergeant at the Toll Road post. Sergeant Dan Avitia is a 19 year veteran of the Indiana State Police having been appointed on June 10th, 1999. Upon graduation from the recruit academy, Avitia was assigned to the Lowell District where he was assigned to patrol Lake and Porter Counties.

Save America’s Treasures grants

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The National Park Service (NPS) announces availability of $13 million in Historic Preservation Fund grants for the Save America's Treasures (SAT) program. SAT grants provide preservation and/or conservation assistance to nationally significant historic properties and collections.

Indiana Department of Child Services creates Foster Parent Bill of Rights

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The Indiana Department of Child Services has released its new Foster Parent Bill of Rights in support and appreciation of those families who open their homes to children in need.

Indiana DCS highlights adoptive parents during awareness month

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The Indiana Adoption Program and Department of Child Services are partnering with the Indiana Supreme Court to share stories of children finding loving and permanent homes across the state.

Record-breaking book collection to help dozens of DCS foster kids: More than 1,400 books donated prior to Colts game

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More than 50 Hoosier foster children will receive backpacks full of books thanks to a recent record-breaking 2018 Colts game day Books for Youth collection drive. The Indiana Department of Child Services this week announced the final totals: Fans donated $1,573 and 1,409 individual books prior to the Colts vs. Jaguars game on Sunday, Nov. 11.

DOR Warns of Email Scam Impersonating IRS

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The Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) warn of fraudulent emails impersonating either revenue agency encouraging individuals to open files corrupted with malware.

Preventing Package Thefts from Your Porch

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The Munster Police Department offers tips to prevent package thefts from your porch.