Lake County Sheriff's Office 2293 North Main Street Crown Point IN 46307 3.1 miles from Merrillville 219-755-3400
Porter County Sheriff's Office 2755 Indiana 49 Valparaiso IN 46383 15.3 miles from Merrillville 219-477-3000
Laporte County Sheriff's Office 809 State Street La Porte IN 46350 32.2 miles from Merrillville 219-879-3530
Cook County Sheriff's Office 50 West Washington Street Chicago IL 60602 32.7 miles from Merrillville 312-603-6444
Starke County Sheriff's Office 108 North Pearl Street Knox IN 46534 38.0 miles from Merrillville 574-772-3771
Jasper County Sheriff's Office 202 South Cullen Street Rensselaer IN 47978 38.1 miles from Merrillville 219-866-7334
Kankakee County Sheriff's Office 3000 S Justice Way Kankakee IL 60901 38.2 miles from Merrillville 815-802-7100
Will County Sheriff's Office 14 Jefferson Street Joliet IL 60432 39.7 miles from Merrillville 815-727-8798
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.