Lake County Sheriff's Office 2293 North Main Street Crown Point IN 46307 10.3 miles from Gary 219-755-3400
Porter County Sheriff's Office 2755 Indiana 49 Valparaiso IN 46383 19.7 miles from Gary 219-477-3000
Cook County Sheriff's Office 50 West Washington Street Chicago IL 60602 24.7 miles from Gary 312-603-6444
Laporte County Sheriff's Office 809 State Street La Porte IN 46350 32.2 miles from Gary 219-879-3530
Will County Sheriff's Office 14 Jefferson Street Joliet IL 60432 38.4 miles from Gary 815-727-8798
Starke County Sheriff's Office 108 North Pearl Street Knox IN 46534 42.7 miles from Gary 574-772-3771
Kankakee County Sheriff's Office 3000 S Justice Way Kankakee IL 60901 43.5 miles from Gary 815-802-7100
Dupage County Sheriff's Office 501 North County Farm Road Wheaton IL 60187 45.1 miles from Gary 630-407-2000
A sheriff is an elected law enforcement official for a county. Sheriffs usually have policing jurisdiction over unincorporated areas of the county, though in some states, sheriffs have jurisdiction throughout the state.
In many locations, the sheriff also runs the county jail.
The sheriff keeps records on criminal arrests, incidents reported to the sheriff, traffic collision reports, and other records. Many of these records are available to the public.