DAN MURCHEK, DEPUTY CHIEF OF POLICE
Dan Murchek is a lifelong resident of Lake County, Indiana living in East Chicago, Gary and Hammond and now lives in Schererville with his wife Alisa an RN. Son David is pursuing a career in Law Enforcement.
Dan began his career in law enforcement in 1985 with the Hebron Indiana Police Department where he did road patrol and with the Porter County Narcotic Unit. In 1987 Dan joined the Dyer Indiana Police Department where he worked first as a Patrol Officer, then as the towns first K-9 officer. In 1995 Dan joined the Lake County Sheriff’s Department. While at the LCSD Deputy Chief Murchek has worked in Patrol Division, the K-9 Unit, the Gang Crimes Unit, Work Release, Civil Division, and the Detective Bureau. Deputy Chief Murchek has held the rank of Corporal, Sergeant and was appointed Deputy Chief of police on January 1st, 2011 by Sheriff John Buncich.
Deputy Chief Murchek attended Thornton Community College and Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Plainfield, Indiana along with numerous training schools over the years.