Portage Police Chief Troy Williams

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Today:  we revisit our conversations with Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez, Jr. and Portage Police Chief Troy Williams on being prepared for an active shooter situation, in light of the recent one at a high school in Florida.  Police departments in communities like in Portage are offering workshops to educate the public in how they can deal with these serious incidents.

We have for you another conversation from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University, this time with a young Muslim woman here in northwest Indiana.

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Today:  We continue our look into active shooter preparedness in northwest Indiana, with a conversation with Portage Police Chief Troy Williams.  His department is preparing a series of workshops beginning on March 13th to address concerns about active shooter situations for not only schools, but churches and businesses.

Portage Police Department

PORTAGE - Schools were on lock down and police responded for several hours Thursday morning when the department received reports from several people regarding two men walking down the road with firearms.  Portage Police Chief Troy Williams says several calls came into the Portage Police Department at about 7:40 a.m. reporting sightings of two men walking near Fegely Middle School.

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Today:  a conversation with Indiana Youth Institute President and CEO Tami Silverman on IYI programs underway and planned in northwest Indiana, as well as a new "Race for Results" report that highlights achievement and outcome gaps between different racial groups of children in Indiana and around the country.  Tami also talks about the importance of instilling in youngsters a philanthropic attitude.

The conversation about the concerns of crime spillage from Illinois into northwest Indiana continued on Tuesday on "Regionally Speaking," as Portage Police Chief Troy Williams came into the studio to talk about how his department is getting great citizen cooperation that, Chief Williams says, is leading to fewer crime reports of all types -- and addressing a shift in focus on serious issues like narcotics abuse.  Here's the conversation.

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Today:   We continue our conversation about the concerns of crime spillage from Illinois into northwest Indiana, as Portage Police Chief Troy Williams comes into the studio to talk about how his department is getting great citizen cooperation that is leading to fewer crime reports of all types -- and addressing a shift in focus on serious issues like narcotics abuse.