Police Department

The Safety of the City of Whiting is Our #1 Concern

The Whiting Police Dept. is a service department for all the citizens of the City of Whiting.

Police Station

Whiting Police Department

1914 Schrage Avenue
Whiting, IN 46394
Phone: (219) 659-2131
Fax: (219) 473-4442

John Sotello
Chief of Police
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Brad Stelow
Detective Captain
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Milford Hale
Patrol Captain
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Edwin Trinidad
Traffic Captain
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Stay Safe & Alert: Track the latest Crime Watch updates here.

Programs and Services Offered by the WPD

  • Crime Watch – Representatives of both Whiting and Hammond PDs hold a neighborhood Crime Watch meeting on the 2nd Thursday of the month at Calumet College of St. Joseph, 2400 New York Avenue. The meetings begin at 6:30 p.m.
  • Vacation Checks
  • Gun Safety Program
  • Public Safety Day
  • Store Security Information
  • Bicycle Safety Program
  • Gang & Drug Programs
  • Gun Permits – Only on Wednesday between the hours of 9 and 11 – Call First. Before making an appointment please fill out the online application with the State Police at www.in.gov/isp. Go to “Firearms Licensing” and fill out the application before making an appointment at the Whiting Police Station.


  • $10.00 – Accident Copies
  • $1.00 – Photocopies
  • $20.00 – Administrative Towing Fee

Related Links: Indiana Sheriff’s Association Indiana Sex Offender Registry Web Site