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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.

 

RECENT NEWS

3/1/2019SHERIFF OSCAR MARTINEZ JR ANNOUNCES INDIANA SHERIFFS ASSOCIATION  SCHOLARSHIPS

Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr announced today that the Indiana Sheriffs Association will again be awarding college scholarships to qualified high school students or college students who are pursuing a degree in criminal justice studies. There will be approximately 40- $750.00 scholarships awarded to qualifying students throughout the state. Click to download application...   Click for more info...

 

2/27/2019 - BODY OF WHITE MALE SUBJECT DISCOVERED IN WINFIELD

On February 27, 2019 at approximately 11:30AM, volunteers from Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Winfield discovered a body of a white male subject in a pond. Lake County Sheriff’s Police and Winfield Police units were notified and the body of the white male subject was retrieved from the pond by Crown Point Fire Department.  The Lake County Sheriff’s Department Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators are conducting investigation of the deceased. The identity of the deceased is pending. The deceased is at the Lake County Coroner’s Office pending an autopsy.

 

1/16/2019 - Lake County Sheriff are searching for a 17 year old female from the Winfield area. Kayla Slachta has not been home since the late hours of December 29, 2018 and left in an unfamiliar vehicle. Kayla is believed to be in the Griffith, Gary and surrounding areas. It is believed she is staying with unknown friends at this time. Lake County Sheriff’s Police are asking anyone with information on the teen to call Detective Laurie Reilly at 219-755-3354.  Click for photo


1/11/2019 - The Lake County Police are seeking information on missing 13 year old male from Calumet Township / Merrillville area.  The 13 year old Nate Johnson has not been home since Wednesday, but is believed to be in the Merrillville area with unknown friends.  Lake County Police is asking anyone with information call Police at 219-755-3354 Detective Jeremy Kalavaitis. Click for photo

 

 

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