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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5/17/2017 - The Lake County Sheriff’s Department will hold the annual auction on June 3, 2017. The auction will feature retired police vehicles as well as other Sheriff’s Department property. Items from other Lake County Government departments will be available as well.  The auction will be located at the Lake County Police Garage, on the north side of the Lake County Government complex along 93rd Avenue. Doors open at 8:00 AM and the auction begins at 10:00 AM. For questions or additional information please contact the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.


5/9/2017 - The Lake County Sheriff’s Department participated in the annual Bi-State Blitz operation on May 4, 2017. This operation is a multijurisdictional mission conducted by police departments in Indiana and Illinois to target violent, narcotics and weapons offenders. The Lake County Sheriff’s Department partnered with Hammond Police, East Chicago Police, Whiting Police, Gary Police, Indiana State Police, United States Marshals, Griffith Police, Highland Police, Munster Police, and Transit Police on the Indiana side of the border. Participating agencies in Illinois included Chicago Police, Cook County Sheriff’s Department, and Illinois State Police. Click for more info...


5/9/2017 - The Lake County Sheriff's Department will begin screening applicants to establish an eligibility list for employment for the position of Probationary Correctional Officer.  Anyone interested in a career in the field of Corrections is encouraged to attend orientation on May 25, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m. at the Lake County Government Center, B Building - Auditorium, 2293 N Main Street, Crown Point, IN  46307.

Please return applications to:

D Building
Lake County Sheriff's Department
Corrections Division
2293 N. Main Street
Crown Point, Indiana 46307

Click to download application


5/8/2017 - The Lake County Sheriff's Department will be conducting the HR218/SB1132 "Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act" qualifications on May 26th, between the hours of 8am and 12pm, at the Lowell range (located inside the Lowell Waste Water Treatment Plant grounds).  You must be a Lake County Resident to partake in the retiree shoot. 

Retirees will need the following:

36 rounds of ammo, Holster for their weapon, ear protection and eye protection


5/3/2017 - On May 3, 2017 the Lake County Sheriff’s Department took custody of 68 dogs from a residence in unincorporated Cedar Lake. The dogs were being held in unsanitary, crowded hoarding conditions and are now located at the Lake County Animal Adoption and Control Center. The Lake County Animal Adoption and Control Center now has over 100 dogs in the facility, and the facility is in need of donations to sustain this volume. Shelter staff kindly asks the public to come forward with the following donations:

·         Monetary – checks or cash to be addressed to the Lake County Animal Adoption and

          Control Center and mailed or dropped off in person

·         Unopened dog food (canned or bagged)

·         Bleach and detergents

·         Blankets

·         Towels, rags, or washcloths

·         Dog food bowls

For information on adopting pets, please contact Lake County Animal Adoption and Control Center via the Lake County Sheriff’s Department website.


5/3/2017 - On May 3, 2017 at approximately 11:00AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Department detectives served a search warrant at a residence on the 5900 block of 125th Avenue in unincorporated Center Township and removed 68 dogs from a structure at that location.  Lake County Sheriff’s Department detectives are currently pursuing criminal charges against the property owner related to neglect of animals and the practice of veterinary medicine without a license. The property owner did not possess licenses for breeding animals through Lake County or the State of Indiana. The name of the property owner will be released when charges are filed.  Click for more info...   Click for photos...




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