1091 Hospital Road, Franklin IN 46131 Administration: 317-736-9155Investigations: 317-346-4615Jail 317-346-4716 Fax: 317-736-2200
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Sheriff Duane Burgess is committed to guiding the Sheriff’s Office in the right direction and leading the best Law Enforcement Officers in the state in serving the citizens they are sworn to protect.

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Accepting Applications for Merit Deputies

Accepting Applications for Merit Deputy


The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the full-time position of Merit Deputy until June 14, 2019. The hiring process for Merit Deputies includes the following:  application during listed dates, physical agility testing to Indiana Law Enforcement Academy exit standards, written examination,  thorough background investigation, Merit Board interview, and a law enforcement panel interview.

After these examinations, the sheriff and the board shall jointly prepare a list naming only those applicants who, in the opinion of both the sheriff and the board, best meet the prescribed standards and prerequisites. The sheriff appoints county police officers but only from among the persons whose names appear on this list. 

2019 Sheriff's Charity Ride Information

Sheriff Duane Burgess is pleased to announce the Fourteenth Annual Johnson County Sheriff’s Charity Ride will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019.

Riders will once again assemble at the Franklin Wal-Mart store with registration beginning at 8:00 a.m.

As always, the ride will benefit local Johnson County charities based on needs in the community.

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On 06/10/2019 the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of fraud. The suspect/caller stated they were from Duke Energy. The victim was told they were $500.00 overdue and if payment wasn’t made immediately, a technician would be out to shut off their power. The victim was instructed to go to a nearby store and purchase a MoneyPak Card. They were then instructed to call back and provide a code from the back of the card.
The call back numbers used in these scams may seem legitimate at first. They may even have an automated voice mail with prompts. Please be aware, companies like Duke Energy will not have a service representative call their customers for late payments. These legitimate companies will also not ask you to go to a store to purchase a money card and provide a code.
If you receive a call you believe to be suspicious, you can call the Duke Energy Customer Service number at 800-521-2232.
There are Duke Energy customers in Johnson County
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What a great day yesterday, helping with the Habitat for Humanity build. ... See MoreSee Less

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