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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1/17/2017 - The Lake County Sheriff’s Department Animal Control and Adoption Center is seeking donations for animal shelter operations. Recently, an outbreak of canine influenza caused the shelter to close for several weeks. The necessary quarantine and treatment has been costly. The animal shelter runs almost entirely on donations, and the Lake County Sheriff’s Department expresses its deepest gratitude for the generosity that makes these efforts possible. Please consider donating to the animal shelter. You may donate in person or call 219-769-7016 for other options. Again, thank you for your generosity!


1/14/2017 - The Lake County Sheriff's Department is proud to announce a generous donation from Lakes of the Four Seasons Girl Scout Troop #35135 in the form of stuffed animals. The Girl Scouts set a goal in November to collect 1,000 stuffed animals for their "Project Comfort Bear" and exceeded their goal in just a few weeks. The troop contacted local first responders, including the Lake County Sheriff's Department, to donate these stuffed animals to our officers. Officers will provide stuffed animals to children who are accident or crime victims, as well as those having experienced a tragic event. The stuffed animals will help children in these circumstances to cope with loss, sickness, and/or injuries. The Girl Scout Troop noted that this effort was, "Proof again that we live in a great and caring community," and the Lake County Sheriff's Department agrees. We express our sincere thanks for the thoughtfulness of these young ladies wish them great success in their future endeavors. Thank you!  Click for photo...


1/5/2014The year 2016 was the most successful on record for the Lake County Drug Task Force. The Lake County Drug Task Force includes a narcotics and gang unit. Their work this past year resulted in 289 arrests, 164 felony charges, 213 misdemeanor charges, and the total recovery of over $1.26 million estimated street value in illegal drugs.  Click for more info...


1/4/2017On January 3, 2017, Sheriff John Buncich awarded the annual Brittany Meux Scholarship to Purdue University North Central student Brittany Kay Archer of Valparaiso, IN. Brittany is the daughter of Lake County Sheriff’s Department Corrections Officer Theresa “Teri” Archer. The scholarship is personally awarded by Sheriff Buncich in the amount of $500.00. Recipients are selected by Lake County Corrections Union Local #11. Click for more info...


1/3/2017 - The Lake County Sheriff's Department will begin 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.  ***Deadline for Submission is 2/6/2017*** 

Please return applications to:

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

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