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.

John Buncich, Lake County Sheriff



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6-3-2016 - Sheriff John Buncich is partnering with AARP on Saturday, June 11th from 9:00AM to 12:00PM to provide a free document shredding event at the Lake County Government Center. Sheriff Buncich is concerned that seniors are being victimized in identity theft and fraud incidents in record numbers. Unfortunately, as long as there have been identity thieves, they have always targeted senior citizens. Click for more info...


5-17-2016 - Lake County Sheriff John Buncich is holding the Annual Police Officers Memorial Service this Friday, 5/20/2016, at 10:00AM at the Sheriff’s Memorial Courtyard at the Lake County Government Center.  This service is about honoring and remembering Lake County law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. The names of those fallen officers are listed on the wall in the Sheriff’s Memorial Courtyard. There are 46 officers and 2 K-9s listed on the wall. Sheriff Buncich will speak at the event, and members of the media are welcome to attend.


5-2-2016 - The Lake County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting HR218/SB1132 “Retiree” qualifications on May 27th, 2016, from 8a to 12p, at the Lowell range.  You must be a retired officer (or on disability retirement) with at least 10yrs of service and a Lake County Resident, regardless of the department you retired from. You will need 36 rounds of ammo for each weapon you shoot and you will be required to provide proof of your retirement before you shoot.  The fee will be $5, payable to B of I when you obtain your ID.  Any questions can be directed to Lt. Lang @ 219-755-3368.


4-19-2016 - The Lake County Corrections Division will be holding the entry level written examination and oral interviews on 4/23/16, in the "A" building of the Government Complex (2293 N. Main St. Crown Point, Indiana) for the position of Probationary Corrections Officer. 

Applicants MUST arrive by 9 a.m., or they will not be permitted to participate in the testing process.  Please note: YOU MUST HAVE SUBMITTED A COMPLETED APPLICATION BY 4/11/16 TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TESTING PROCESS!  Any applications received after the deadline will be held for the next hiring process, or for two years, whichever comes first.


3-15-2016 - The Lake County Sheriff's Department is pleased to announce a sponsorship by Magnaflow, who is providing new converters and exhaust for our Severe Weather Rescue Vehicle (2004 H2 Hummer). We are grateful to Magnaflow for providing these parts.  #MFequipped, #MFsponsored  Click for photo...


3-9-2016 - The Lake County Sheriff's Animal Control is having it's 4th annual bicycle ride fundraiser on Saturday June 4, 2016.  The 10-mile bike ride check in starts at 9:30 a.m. and the ride begins at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Ridge Prairie county park in Griffith.  The cost of the ride is a $20 donation which includes a t-shirt, lunch and live entertainment.  Contact Lake County Animal Control for more information at 219-769-7016.  Click for more info...



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