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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10-25-2012 - Sheriff Buncich encourages everyone to have a fun and safe Halloween. Knowledge is power and knowing where the registered sex offenders reside in your area can help you make the best choices for safe and enjoyable Halloween activities.  There are approximately 900 registered sex offenders in Lake County, although this number shifts up and down every year due to sex offenders relocating. Sheriff Buncich wants you to know where these individuals reside so that you can avoid their houses when trick-or-treating this Halloween.  Click for more info...


7-12-2016 - The Lake County Sheriff’s Department Re-Entry Program is seeking interns to work with our Department. During this internship, students will learn more about the services provided by the Re-Entry program to assist inmates with a successful transition back into society. Listed below are some of the services the Re-Entry program provides.

·       Assessments

·       Case Management

·       Referral Linkage

·       Court Appearances with Inmates

·       Working with Medical and Mental Health Teams for Placement after Release

·       Grant Research and Writing to Expand the Program

Interested college students, graduate students, or recent graduates should contact Dr. Williams, Lake County Re-Entry Director, at 219-648-6300 ext. 5430 or by email at lakecountyreentry@gmail.com.


6-27-2016 - On June 27, 2016 Sheriff John Buncich was presented with the Patriotic Employer Award for his continued support of military personnel. Army National Guard Specialist Ta’Ronda Ferguson, who also serves as a Corrections Officer for the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, nominated Sheriff Buncich for this award. The award was presented by the U.S. Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve program.  Click for more info...



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