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It is our hope that you will find this site interesting and informative. As an elected official, I view myself as a steward of this esteemed office, and I am committed to upholding the sacred trust the citizens of Lake County Indiana have placed in me. We are all fortunate to be a part of a community that is strengthened by strong values and enriched through natural and cultural diversity.

Our mission at the Lake County Sheriff's Department is to enhance the quality of life in Lake County by serving and protecting our community through excellent law enforcement services. We are proud of the services we provide and equally proud of the confidence the public has in us and our capabilities. Together we will make a difference, and in so doing preserve the quality of life we all enjoy, not only for ourselves, but for future generations as well.

John Buncich, Lake County Sheriff

 

 

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4/10/2017 - Sheriff John Buncich today announced the 38th Annual Indiana Sheriffs’ Association Youth Leadership Camp will be held in June and July again this year. There will be two camp sessions this year, the first session will be held June 27-30 at Pine Creek Camp in Pine Village, Indiana (Warren County) serving the northern part of the state. The second session will be held July 5-7 serving the southern part of the state at Waycross Episcopal Camp in Morgantown, Indiana (Brown County).  Click for more info...

 

4/10/2017 - On Thursday 04/06/2017 at 5:41 PM, Lake County E911 Center received a call of a possible bomb threat to the Lake County Government Center complex. The E911 Center notified Lake County Police of the reported incident of the possible bomb threat. Lake County Sheriff’s Department officers responded to the complex and cleared the buildings.  On Friday, April 7, 2017 at approximately 2:30 PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Department officers arrested Nicholas Veto Sebolt, 54 of Gary, on charges of false reporting (Level 6 Felony). Sebolt was arrested at his residence on the 600 block of W. 41st Avenue.  Click for more info...

 

3/31/2017 - Sheriff John Buncich is announcing a new partnership with Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health and the Indiana State Department of Health to screen Lake County Jail inmates for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV). These serious illnesses can result from illegal intravenous drug use, which is an epidemic that has recently escalated in Lake County and other areas throughout the nation.  Click for more info...

 

2/23/2017 - The Lake County Sheriff’s Department has three detectives assigned to the Sex Offender Division. Their job is to locate convicted violent and sex offenders and ensure compliance with legal registration requirements. Failing to comply with offender registration laws carries felony charges in the State of Indiana.  In 2016, the Lake County Sheriff’s Department filed 308 felony charges for Lake County Violent and Sex Offenders who failed to comply with legal registration requirements.  Click for more info...

 

1/17/2017 - The Lake County Sheriff’s Department Animal Control and Adoption Center is seeking donations for animal shelter operations. Recently, an outbreak of canine influenza caused the shelter to close for several weeks. The necessary quarantine and treatment has been costly. The animal shelter runs almost entirely on donations, and the Lake County Sheriff’s Department expresses its deepest gratitude for the generosity that makes these efforts possible. Please consider donating to the animal shelter. You may donate in person or call 219-769-7016 for other options. Again, thank you for your generosity!

 

 

 

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