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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The 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...


4/23/2018 - The Lake County Sheriff Dept will be conducting the HR218/SB 1132 (Retiree Qualification) on May 25th, 2018 from 8 a to 12p at the Lowell outdoor range, located at the Lowell wastewater treatment plant.  All retired officers wishing to shoot must be a resident of Lake County (no exceptions), must bring their own eye and ear protection, and 50 rounds of ammo, the weapon must be holstered and a magazine pouch.  This will be the only qualification till November 2018.


2/7/2018 - On Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Lake County Sheriff’s Department will be participating in the DEA Prescription Drug Take Back Program.  Citizens are urged to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your pills for disposal to main lobby of the Lake County Sheriff’s Department located at 2293 N. Main St., Crown Point, IN.  (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.




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