LaPorte Office
Robert Schuster, Deputy Probation Officer
809 State Street Suite 101
LaPorte, IN 46350
Phone (LP): 219-326-6808
Phone (MC): 219-873-7014
Fax: 219-325-3260

Michigan City Office
Lyn Swanson, Deputy Probation Officer
300 Washington St. Suite 222
Michigan City, IN 46360
Phone (LP): 219-326-6808
Phone (MC): 219-873-7014
Fax: 219-325-3260

LaPorte County Adult Probation

Stephen Eyrick, Chief Probation Officer
Phone: (219) 326-6808


The LaPorte County Adult Probation Department promotes public safety and productive lives at all phases of the criminal justice system by focusing on evidence-based practices, custody alternatives and the humane treatment of adult clients. The Department operates as an arm of the Courts, and is responsible for services required by the Adult Courts, including pretrial assessments, probation, and Problem Solving Courts. The department operates under three divisions: LaPorte, Michigan City and Pretrial. In 2011, the Indiana Supreme Court enacted Administrative Rule 18, requiring all Indiana Counties to operate a unified or consolidated probation department. The Judges of LaPorte County consolidated the four existing adult probation departments into the LaPorte County Adult Probation Department.

Mission Statement

Changing Lives Every Day

Vision Statement

Providing evidence-based services to people under supervision to foster behavioral change, while holding the individual accountable and promoting community safety


John Augustus was a Boston cobbler who is often referred to as the "Father of Probation" in the United States. He was born in 1785 in Boston. In 1841, he attended police court and bailed out a “common drunkard”. The man returned to court a sober man, accompanied by Augustus. To the astonishment of all in attendance, his appearance and demeanor had dramatically changed.