The prosecuting attorney, and all deputy prosecutors of the prosecuting attorney, are law enforcement officers under Indiana law.
While Indiana statutes allow a prosecuting attorney to elect part-time status. Since 1991, all Porter County prosecuting attorneys have been FULL-TIME prosecutors with no private law practice. Gary Germann, the current Porter County Prosecutor, was elected to the office in 1978, 2018, and again in 2022.
The Office of the Porter County Prosecuting Attorney is established by the Indiana Constitution at Article VIII, Section 16, which prescribes a term of four years with no term limitations. The territorial jurisdiction of the Office is the 67th Judicial Circuit, which includes all of Porter County. The Prosecuting Attorney must be a resident of Porter County and must be licensed to practice law in the State of Indiana.
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