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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10/11/2017 - The Lake County Sheriff's Department will be conducting the HR218/SB1132 "Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act" qualifications (retiree qualifications) on Wednesday, Nov 22nd, 2017 at the Lowell outdoor range, located at the Lowell waste water treatment plant.  The range will be open for qualifications from 8am to 2:30pm.  You must bring your own ammo, eye protection and ear protection.  Qualifications are restricted to solely retired officers who live within Lake County, Indiana.  This will be the one and only day till May 2018.


9/20/2017 - On September 19, 2017, at approximately 2:30 PM, officers of the Lake County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to a residence on the 20700 block of Clay Street in reference to a juvenile welfare check. The 17-year-old juvenile male in question was suspended from Lowell High School earlier the same day in reference to an incident between him and another student. The juvenile made a verbal comment prior to leaving the school grounds that was interpreted as a potential threat, and officers were notified that the juvenile subject did have access to a firearm. The school was placed on temporary lockdown due to this information.  Click for more info...


8/25/2017 - Within the next thirty days, the Lake County Democratic Central Committee will be tasked with appointing a pro tem sheriff. In the interim, normal operations of the Lake County Sheriff’s Department will continue under the direction of Chief Dennis Matthew Eaton.  The Lake County Sheriff’s Department is working closely with the Lake County Board of Commissioners and the Lake County Council to ensure a smooth transition to new leadership. The citizens of Lake County can be assured that the core functions of the Lake County Sheriff’s Department will continue without interruption and public safety will remain our highest priority.


8/14/2017 - LCSD detectives are attempting to identify a subject who has been photographed several times stealing electrical wire from new residential construction sites located on the west side of Lake County, IN.  Please see the attached photographs. The suspect appears to be a white male with thin build and thinning brown hair.  It is believed that the subject has previous experience with electrical equipment due to the manner in which the materials are removed from the sites. Anyone with information regarding this subject or the thefts that have occurred from local construction sites is asked to contact Detective Michelle Dvorscak of the Lake County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigations Division at 219-755-3346. To remain anonymous, call the Sheriff’s Department Report-A-Crime Hotline at 800-750-2746.  Click for photos...




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