Adult Protective Services

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APS or Adult Protective Services, investigates neglect, self-neglect, battery, and exploitation in anyone who may be an endangered adult as defined by Indiana statute 12-10-3-2.  APS consists of two investigators that cover Tippecanoe County and the surrounding seven counties. APS recovers funding from the state but is under the direct supervision of the Tippecanoe County Prosecuting Attorney.
 
To report suspected abuse in Tippecanoe County, contact the Prosecuting Attorney's office at 765-423-9305. If a vulnerable adult is in immediate danger, dial 9-1-1 or call the police immediately!
 
 
Contact Information:
Indiana Adult Protective Services
Tippecanoe County Prosecutor's Office
301 Main Street
Lafayette, IN  47901
765-420-1587
1-877-749-9111
 
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
Program Notes:
 
Region 4 of APS in Indiana covers 8 counties: Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, and White. Since 1985, the State of Indiana has required people who are aware of adult endangerment to report it to authorities. APS investigates reports of Adult endangerment which is defined by Indiana code. An adult may be endangered if he/she is: 18 years of age or older and unable to protect themselves due to being mentally or physically disabled, or frail elderly, from being battered, neglected, exploited, or self-neglected.
 
Signs of An Endangered Adult:
  • Not allowing the dependant person to talk or see visitors.
  • Indifference or anger toward the dependent person.
  • Aggressive behavior (threats, insults, harassment, etc).
  • Conflicting accounts of incidents.
  • Withholding affection.
  • History of substance abuse, mental illness, criminal behavior, or family violence.
Financial Abuse Indicators:
  • Unusual or inappropriate activity in bank accounts.
  • Refusal to spend money on dependent person for health care of personal items.
  • Numerous unpaid bills.
  • Living environment not comparable with income.
  • Missing furniture, silverware, jewelry, etc.
  • A recent will when elder seems incapable of writing a will.
Physical Indicators:
  • Soiled clothing or bed.
  • Dehydration or malnutrition.
  • Frequent use of emergency room or hospital.
  • Cuts, lacerations, puncture wounds.
  • Any injury inconsistent with history.
  • Bruises on the upper arms or in the shape of object.
  • Presence of old and new bruises at the same time.
  • Injry that has not been cared for.
  • Cigarette burns.
  • Lack of necessities in the home, such as water, food, and medicine.
Behaviorial Indicators:
  • Confusion or disorientation.
  • Denial, unlikely stories.
  • Fear, withdrawal, non-responsive, hesitation to talk openly, helplessness, depression, agitation, anxiety, and anger.
Adult Protective Services will investigate all calls made and protect those who are determined to be endangered.
 
 Indiana APS Units
 

UNIT/

INVESTIGATORS/

COUNTIES/

Phone

EMAIL

1

Michael Light
Matt Cooper
Shelanda Gardner

Lake

219-755-3863

MichaelL@lakepros.org






1A

Kristine Harlow
Katherine Schmitt
Amy Fry
Jennifer Harmon
Porter
Laporte
Starke
Pulaski
Jasper
Newton
219-326-6808
ext 348

kharlow@laportecounty.org






2

Erica Costello
Michelle Livinghouse
Lynette Ashburn
Cindy Qulvey
Jim Kiemczewski
D. Laughlin
St. Joseph
Elkhart
Kosciusko
Marshall

574-235-5092

ecostello@stjoepros.org






3

Katie Korn
Deb Woodruff
Terre Brown
Susan White
Deb Harmon
Adams
Allen
Huntington
Noble
Stueben
Wells
Whitley
Dekalb
Lagrange

260-449-7989

 





4

Lynn Kanable
Susie Bennett
Benton
Carroll
Clinton
Fountain
Montgomery
Tippecanoe
Warren
White

765-420-1587

 
 





5

Mike Morphet
Robb Sweet
Britt Edwards
D.R. Brown
Cass
Fulton
Howard
Miami
Tipton
Wabash

574-753-5808

 





6

Roy Springfield
Steve Sumner
Claude McCann
Kathy Gore
Blackford
Delaware
Grant
Henry
Jay
Madison
Randolph

765-641-9585

 





7

Jerry Hawk
Carol Baker
Clay
Parke
Putnam
Sullivan
Vermillion
Vigo

812-462-3305

 





8

Andrea Qualitza
Frank Evans
Joe Davie
Liz Ruddy
Sarah Cronley
Mary Ledford
Boone
Hamilton
Hendricks
Marion

317-327-1403

 





8B

Jerry Kiefer

Hancock
Johnson
Shelby

317-392-6495

 





9

Pat Masters

Fayette
Franklin
Rush
Wayne
Union

765-973-9256

 





10

Evelyn Harell
Stacy Walden
Monroe
Morgan
Owen

812-349-2665

 





11

John Defler
Brenda Defler
Bartholomew
Brown
Decatur
Jackson
Jennings

812-458-6036

 





12

Sandy Fairfield

Dearborn
Jefferson
Ripley
Switzerland
Ohio

812-537-8862

 





13A

Terry Allen

Daviess
Dubois
Greene
Knox
Martin
Pike

812-254-8681

 





13B

Galye Angle
Dorothy Lindsey
Andrea Hancock
Alan Brack
Gibson
Perry
Posey
Spencer
Vanderburgh
Warrick

812-435-5190

 





14

Patti Martin
Terry Dorsett
Clark
Harrison
Scott
Floyd

812-285-6364

 





15

Tammi Nicholson

Crawford
Lawrence
Orange
Washington

812-883-5988

 
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