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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10-16-2015 - Sheriff John Buncich is partnering with AARP to provide a free document shredding event at the Lake County Government Center.  On Saturday, October 24th from 9:00AM to noon, an industrial size shredder will be available on site at the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, located on the south side of the Lake County Government Center (2293 N. Main Street in Crown Point), to accept documents which will be shredded on the spot.  Click for more info


10-8-2015 - The newly consolidated Lake County E-911 Center has commenced operations taking calls for the Lake County Sheriff’s Department.  Residents should still dial 911 for all emergency calls requiring police, fire or ambulance services.  For any non-emergency calls please dial (219)660-0001.  You can continue to reach the Lake County Sheriff’s various divisions by calling (219)755-3333 during normal business hours.


8-18-2015 - The Lake County Sheriff's Department applauds the fundraising efforts and donations of some local children.  Corinne and Nolan Ferrell raised $30.00 by having a lemonade stand in their front yard. Clay Clark, Maria Savvas, and Emily Dill had a neighborhood sale and were on street corners with signs to bring people in. They raised $145.00.  All the proceeds from their efforts were donated to the Lake County Sheriff's Animal Control and Adoption Center.  Click for Photo 


Employment Opportunity  The Lake County Sheriff's Department will be screening applicants to establish an eligibility list for employment for the position of Probationary Correctional Officer.  Anyone interested in a career in the field of Corrections may download an application below.  

Please return applications to:

D Building
Lake County Sheriff's Department
Corrections Division
2293 N. Main Street
Crown Point, Indiana 46307

Click to download application


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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