Administration

Ryan Patrick 2023

Chief Ryan S. Patrick


Chief Patrick has served with the police department since 1999. He has served as a patrol officer, patrol shift supervisor, detective and detective supervisor. In 2016, Patrick was tapped to serve as Operations Commander, overseeing the Investigations Unit, D.A.R.E., and School Resource Officers. Ryan graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and has since received extensive training and education in various aspects of criminal investigations and forensics. He is a Member of the Donald L. Melcher FOP Lodge 176.

Jim Janda 2023

Assistant Chief Jim Janda


Jim Janda has served with the Crown Point Police Department since July, 1997. Jim has worked in Patrol, the Detective Bureau, as a Field Training Officer, and has been the FTO Supervisor. Prior to working in Crown Point, Jim worked at New Chicago Police Department and left the department as a Corporal before coming to Crown Point.

Dominic Valsi 2023

Patrol Cmdr. Dominic M. Valsi


Patrol Cmdr. Dominic Valsi has served the City of Crown Point and its citizens since 1999, when he joined the Crown Point Police Department as a Dispatcher in the 911 center. He was sworn in as a police officer in 2005. Dominic is a second-generation CPPD officer; his late father, Michael, served as the chief of the Crown Point Police Department from 1992-2003. Dominic is a 2004 graduate of the Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and a graduate of The Institute of Police Technology and Management Traffic Crash Reconstruction School. He has held the positions of patrol officer, corporal, sergeant and is currently the commander of the Patrol Division. He also serves as the deputy commander of the South Lake County Crash Reconstruction Team. In his free time, Dominic enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, hunting and fishing.

Renee Todd 2023

Administrative Secretary Renee Todd


Renee has served with the Crown Point Police Department since 1998. From 1998 until 2005, Renee worked as a dispatcher in the Crown Point Emergency Communications Center. In 2005, Renee was promoted to Office Manager and Administrative Secretary. Renee's duties range from handling all purchase orders, uniform allowance, and citation processing to daily clerical activities.