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



"Pet of the Week" These animals are available for adoption from the Lake County Sheriff's Animal Adoption and Control Center.  Click to view pets

7-30-2014  The Lake County Sheriff's Department Corrections Division will be having the physical agility test on Saturday August 16, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. located at the Lake County Sheriff's Department, A-Building, 2293 N Main Street, Crown Point, IN 46307.  Click for more details 

7-21-2014  The CAPS Implementation Office of the Chicago Police Department recently presented honorary commendations to Lake County Correctional Officers LaTonya Johnson and Delano Scaife as well Lake County Police Officer David Murchek.  Click for photo

7-3-2014 The Lake County Sheriff's Department is now accepting applications for the position of Correction Officer in the Lake County Jail.  You can download a copy of the application here or you can apply in person at the Lake County Sheriff's Department located at 2293 N Main Street, Crown Point, IN 46307.  Click for application

5-10-2014 A road dedication ceremony was held on Saturday May 3, 2014 in Lowell Indiana to honor Officer Paul Winfield Mitchell.  Officer Mitchell was killed in a single-car accident while responding to a call for service at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 12, 1999.  The crash that killed Officer Mitchell was at State Rd 2 and Austin Avenue in Lowell, Indiana.  Officer Mitchell was 24 years old with one year of service at the time of his death.  The intersection of State Road 2 and Austin Avenue is the area to be named in his honor.  The dedication is sponsored by the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, Fraternal Order of Police Chris Anton Lodge 125, Lake County Police Association Local #72 AFL/CIO, and the Town of Lowell. Click to view images  Click to view images

Volunteer Opportunity - The Lake County Sheriff’s Department is currently recruiting volunteers for the Protective Order Assistance Program, which is designed to assist victims of domestic/family violence, sexual assault, and stalking.  Volunteers must pass a background check and also complete 5 hours of training.  Volunteers will be assigned to work a 4 hour shift in either the Crown Point or Gary Courthouse and select which courthouse they want to work at.  The volunteer will help victims complete the petition for the protective order, develop a safety plan and make them aware of resources available to assist them during this crucial period of their lives.  Click to download application



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