Mayor Peter D. Land
Peter D. Land is a lifelong resident of Crown Point, growing up on South Court Street next door to the Old Homestead. Pete is engaged to Darcy and has three children, Kyle, 31; Benjamin, 22; and Jack, 16.
Current Role and Responsibilities:
- Mayor of the City of Crown Point (Elected in June 2022)
- Chairman of the Board of Public Works and Safety
Education and Experience:
- 34 years of service with the City of Crown Point (17 years as Chief of Police)
- 7 years as the secretary for the Northwest Regional SWAT Team
- 6 years as the treasurer of the Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy
- 6 years as the facilities chairman for the Lake County Public Safety Communications Systems
- Served on various boards, including High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Federal Task Force, Lake County; Federal Joint Terrorism Task Force; Lake County Homeland Security Advisory Board; District 1 Homeland Security Critical Response Team; Northwest Indiana Major Crimes Task Force; District 1 Law Enforcement Council; and Lake County Interoperability Communications.
- Member of the Crown Point FOP Lodge No. 176; Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police; and International Association of Chiefs of Police.
- Bachelor's degree in criminal justice and political science from Valparaiso University
- Graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, Class No. 397
The Mayor of Crown Point manages more than 190 city employees across various departments, including Public Safety (Police/Fire/EMA), Public Works & Streets, Engineering, Building & Planning, Parks, Special Events, Human Resource, Legal, and Media & IT Divisions. The City of Crown Point operates on a $35 million annual budget, provides services to nearly 34,000 residents and has the lowest municipal tax rate of any city in Lake, Porter or LaPorte counties by a 2½ time margin.
Lay of the Land is a podcast featuring Mayor Pete Land and Chief of Staff Anthony Schlueter. Tune in every month for casual conversation about what's going on in Crown Point. Listen wherever you get your podcasts!
Episode 6 of Lay of the Land is live! Mayor Pete Land and Chief of Staff Anthony Schlueter sit down with Crossroads YMCA CEO Jay Buckmaster and Southlake YMCA Executive Director Chris Mallers to chat about the latest YMCA news!
Episode 5 of Lay of the Land is live! Mayor Pete Land and Chief of Staff Anthony Schlueter sit down with Crown Point Fire Chief Mark Baumgardner and Crown Point Police Chief Ryan Patrick to chat about holiday safety tips, department news more!
Mayor Pete Land and Chief of Staff Anthony Schlueter sit down with First United Methodist Church Pastor Mark Wilkins and Community Help Network Chairperson Dian Reyome to chat about local resources, Community Help Network and more!
Mayor Pete Land and Chief of Staff Anthony Schlueter sit down with the owner of Fricke's Recreation Bruce Fricke and Developer Tim Heidbreder to chat about their ties to Crown Point, the history of the Lake County Courthouse and more!
Mayor Pete Land and Chief of Staff Anthony Schlueter sit down with Crown Point Community School Corp. Superintendent Todd Terrill to chat about the 2022-23 school year, growth, construction projects and more!
Crown Point Mayor Pete Land and Chief of Staff Greg Falkowski sit down with former mayor and current President/CEO of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority David Uran to chat about everything Crown Point.