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.




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8/3/2018 - Lake County Sheriff’s Dept Issues Warning to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

The Lake County Sheriff’s Dept is joining about 230 law-enforcement agencies across Indiana and thousands nationwide in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization. From mid-August through Labor Day, police will be out in full force arresting impaired drivers. Expect to see increased sobriety checkpoints, roving patrols and saturation patrols.  Click for more info...


7/6/2018The Lake County Police Department wants to inform residents traveling in the area of 88th and Sheffield, that there is a large sink hole on Sheffield at 88th Ave. Sheffield has been closed until further notice. The Lake County Highway has been notified, but residents are encouraged to use alternate routes.


6/12/2018 - On June 11, 2018 at approximately 8 AM, the Lake County Sheriff’s Drug Task Force executed a search warrant on a home on the 300 Block of N. Park St. in Crown Point. Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez stated that David Alderson of Crown Point, age 43 and his daughter Sara Alderson of Crown Point age 20, were arrested after the Lake County Sheriff Drug Task Force Officer’s discovered 267 gross grams of hallucinogenic mushroom, 14 mason jars of early and late growth stages of hallucinogenic mushroom, 3 handguns, 1 AR-15 assault rifle, 1 22 caliber long rifle, and 950.00 in US currency.  Click for more info....


5/22/2018On May 21, 2018 at approximately 12:27 PM the Lake County Sheriff High Crimes Unit received information of multiple gun shots being fired in the area of 13th and Broadway. Sheriff Oscar Martinez stated that Lake County Sheriff High Crimes Unit Uniformed Detectives proceeded into the area to assist Gary Police. During this time dispatch further advised multiple gunshot victims were involved, and the suspect may still be in the area.  Click for more info...




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