Detective Bureau

The Detective Bureau investigates felony crimes for the Sheriff’s Office.   This dedicated group of professionals has been responsible

for prosecution and incarceration of numerous criminals in Lake County, making our County a safer place to live and work. 

The  phone numbers listed below are secure lines. Please feel free to call and leave any information that might assist Law Enforcement keep our neighbors and neighborhoods safe.  

The Detective Bureau will also assist residents of Lake County by directing questions or information related to criminal activity to the proper authority.      

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The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau can be reached at the following numbers: 

Lt. Ron Walters 350-5533
Det. Larry Harpster 350-5532
Det. Mike Burke 350-5562
Det. Jeff Sherwood 350-5599
Det. Robert Humphrey 350-5882
Criminal Clerk, Debra Fabian 350-5521

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau presently has four employees assigned for felony investigative work.

The Detective Bureau handles an average of 60 case’s a month. The cases are generated from criminal activity in the Townships, Villages and Cities within Lake County.


Residents should secure vehicles/garages and never leave wallets or purses inside vehicles. 

When residents have any items listed above stolen they should take two steps.

  1. Report the theft to Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
  2. Monitor credit cards, and your personal credit. The use of resident’s social security numbers for obtaining credit cards, loans and similar purchases has increased. Criminals may use your personal information on the Internet and destroy your credit.