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

1-26-15  Lake County Sheriff John Buncich announced today that the Indiana Sheriff’s’ Association will again be awarding college scholarships to qualified high school senior or college students who are pursuing a degree in criminal justice studies.  To qualify for one of these scholarships, the applicant must be an Indiana resident, be a current member of the association or a dependent child or grandchild of a current member of the association, attend an Indiana college or university, major in a law enforcement field and enroll as a full time student (12 hours).  Click for more details

1-7-15  As the bitter cold continues across Northwest Indiana, take the necessary precautions to escape the elements.  If you or someone you know needs assistance, here is a list of warming shelters throughout Lake County.  Click for more details

Employment Opportunity - The Lake County Sheriff's Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Correctional Officer. 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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