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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

7/1/2020 -  “It is with great pride that I recognize a Lake County Sheriff’s Department officer for his quick action and professionalism in helping to save the life of a man who tried to jump from an overpass onto a busy highway,” said Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr.  “Officer Trevor McKinney has been issued a commendation for his courage and swift response during this emergency.”  click for more...

 

6/29/2020 - The Lake County Sheriff’s Department needs your help to save the lives of abandoned and unwanted pets.  Over the past year, approximately 20 pets have been left outside of Lake County Animal Control and Adoption in Crown Point after hours.  click for more...


6/22/2020 - Lake County officers aided a 23-year-old driver who gave birth while sitting in her car.  A Lake County Sheriff’s Department commander and detective spotted a disabled vehicle in the roadway near 125th Avenue and Marshall Street in Crown Point shortly after 8 a.m.  Officers activated their emergency lights, and pulled up next to the car.  The driver stated that she was trying to drive to the hospital, but her baby arrived before she could get there. Our commander observed the newborn boy lying on the seat, crying and moving; still attached to his mother.  click for more... 

 

6/14/2020 - Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. is excited to announce the release of a smartphone application.  This app will serve as a new way for the sheriff’s office to connect with Lake County residents and visitors, providing information quickly and efficiently to anyone with a smartphone.  click for more...

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