Investigations Division


The Investigations Division, more commonly called the detective bureau, consists of five detectives. Currently, the five detectives combine for over 80 years of law enforcement experience. The detectives are assigned and investigate cases such as theft, fraud, burglary, armed robbery, criminal mischief, and homicides. The entire detective bureau works together as a complete team to solve many cases.

Mission Statement
The Investigative Division is dedicated to excellence and integrity during criminal investigations with innovative use of resources. We are committed to achieving justice and preventing losses. We will bring offenders to justice by diligently seeking the truth and promoting healing for all victims of crime.

More Information
Information provided by the community is an essential tool to the detectives when investigating cases. In past cases, community members have provided information that has resulted in the arrests and convictions of major felony crimes. The general public is always encouraged to call police with information.

Contact the Investigations Division by telephone at 219.464.4584.  Captain Melanie Sheets coordinates the entire Investigations Division.


  • Captain Melanie Sheets 
  • Detective Sergeant Chris Allison
  • Detective Alex Smith