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.



11/2/2020 - The Lake County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting Retiree Qualifications (HR218/SB1132 “Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act” qualifications) on November 30th, 2020.  The qualifications will be conducted from 8am to 3pm on the indoor range at the Lake County Sheriff’s Department 2293 N Main St, Crown Point, IN.  Due to Covid-19, we will restrict access to the range to 10 persons at any given time.  If the range is full, you will be asked to wait in the hallway till the current shooters are complete.   

You will need to have a minimum of 30 rounds of ammunition for each weapon you qualify with.  This ammo MUST BE factory new TMJ (total metal jacket) or lead free ammo.  No reloads, no FMJ (full metal jacket), or armor piercing ammo.  Also, due to Covid-19, you will need your own eye protection, ear protection, a holster for each weapon, and magazine pouches for extra ammo.  You can view the course of fire HERE.  The fee for completing the qualification is $5.00.  Once completed you will need to pay the fee with the B of I, then report to the County’s Physical Security Office to obtain an ID.


11/2/2020 - 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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