WELCOME TO THE LAKE COUNTY SHERIFF'S WEBSITE

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.

 

RECENT NEWS

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CURRENT JOB POSTINGS

Civilian - Clerk

Civilian - General Maintenance Worker

Civilian - Animal Care Specialist

Civilian - Housekeeper (Part-Time)

 

JUNETEENTH HOLIDAY

The Lake County Sheriff’s Bureau of Information (BOFI) will be closed to the public on Monday June 20, 2022 in observance of the Juneteenth Holiday.  The office will reopen on Tuesday June 21, 2022 for normal business hours.

 

FRAUD ALERT

The Lake County Sheriff’s Department has become aware of recent calls to Lake County residents from people pretending to be Lake County police officers. The phony officers attempt to bilk citizens out of thousands of dollars.  We have received more than 14 calls from people who have been contacted by scammers demanding large sums of money as payment for “violations” including a missed court appearance.

The fraudsters then ask the would-be victim to pay using  mobile payment apps including Venmo, Zelle and CashApp and also suggested payment could be made through electronic or virtual currency, bitcoin.

Please be advised that the Lake County Sheriff’s Department WILL NOT call you to advise you that you have a warrant or demand that you send a payment.  Any calls of this type ARE NOT from the Lake County Sheriff’s Department. Please do not give out any personal information, send payments to or agree to meet anyone making calls like these.

The investigation into these scams is ongoing.

 

RETIREE QUALIFICATIONS

The Lake County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting Retiree Qualifications (HR218/SB1132 “Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act” qualifications) on the first Wednesday of every month.  The qualifications will be conducted from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm on the indoor range at the Lake County Sheriff’s Department 2293 N Main St, Crown Point, IN. 

You will need to have a minimum of 30 rounds of ammunition for each weapon you qualify with.  This ammo MUST BE factory new TMJ (total metal jacket) or lead free ammo.  No reloads, no FMJ (full metal jacket), or armor piercing ammo.  Also, due to Covid-19, you will need your own eye protection, ear protection, a holster for each weapon, and magazine pouches for extra ammo.  You can view the course of fire here Course of Fire.  The fee for completing the qualification is $5.00.  Once completed you will need to pay the fee with the B of I, then report to the County’s Physical Security Office to obtain an ID.

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