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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1-21-2016 - Sheriff John Buncich is announcing today that the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association (ISA) will again be awarding scholarships to qualified high school seniors or college students who are pursuing a degree in criminal justice studies. There will be approximately 40 scholarships, amounting $500 each, awarded to qualifying students throughout the state of Indiana.  Click for more info...   Download Application...


1-20-2016 - The Lake County Sheriff’s Department has received several calls regarding a phone scam. The scammers are calling individuals in Northwest Indiana and posing as the IRS. They are asking for various amounts of money and telling residents that the Sheriff’s Department will arrest them if payment is not made.  If you receive a call like this, be advised it is a scam. The IRS does not conduct solicitation over the phone.  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.


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