La Porte County Sheriff's OfficeChief Deputy Ron Heeg
La Porte County Sheriff's Office

A lifelong LaPorte County resident, Ron been with the Sheriff's Office for 23 years, where he currently holds the position of Chief Deputy. He was member of the dive and rescue team, the Emergency Response Team, and served as a Field Training Officer.

Ron spoke about his career in the sheriff's office.  He also highlighted the various items in the 12-million-dollar Sheriff's Office budget. Ron indicated his job was to spend the funds as efficiently as possible.  The functions of the sheriff's department are broken down into three operations:  1-The county jail using about 50 to 55 percent of the budget, 2-Law enforcement, 3-Operations.
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