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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January 2021 - Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases nationwide, Lake County, IN Animal Control and Adoption will be temporarily closed until further notice. Please hold off on donating items such as used blankets, used towels or sheets, used toys, open food/treats.

During this time, we will ONLY ACCEPT donations that are SHIPPED TO US DIRECTLY from Amazon, Chewy, etc. If you would like to ship a donation for the animals, here are some things we need:

-Clumping cat litter (any brand, but Tidy Cat is preferred)

-Purina Kitten Chow

-Fancy Feast wet kitten food (We use a lot of this!!)

-Purina Cat Chow

-Pedigree adult dog food

-Cat treats


-Busy bones

-Greenies for dogs and cats

-Pill pockets

-KONG dog toys

Our shipping address is 3011 W. 93rd Ave. Crown Point, IN 46307

Thank you for your outstanding and continued support.

-Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr.



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