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.



2/15/2020 - On February 15, 2020 at about 8:15 p.m., dispatchers advised Lake County Sheriff’s Department officers that a blue Chevy Traverse had been stolen from the parking lot of the McDonalds at 61st Avenue and Broadway in Merrillville, and that a 7-month-old child was inside.  Officers spotted the SUV more than 2 miles away, heading north on Cleveland Street near 50th Avenue.  Officers followed the SUV for almost 1.5 miles and were able to surround it near Ridge Road and Cleveland St. in Gary, Indiana; where they arrested 53-year-old Mario Salas.  He was placed into the custody of Merrillville officers and faces several charges including auto theft and kidnapping. 


3/3/2020 - On March 3, 2020, officers with the Lake County Sheriff’s Department Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at an apartment complex in the 1100 block of Connecticut St. in Gary. Officers seized suspected drugs including cocaine, heroin and marijuana. They also confiscated drug paraphernalia including syringes.  Click for more info...


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