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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The Sheriff’s Office Administration Staff is comprised of many talented, dedicated public servants who lead the agency and its divisions.

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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.

Strong line of rain moving through the area over the next several hours. What to expect:

• Hail
• High Winds
• Low Visibility
• Downpours
• Power Outages
• Flooding

Please stay WEATHER ALERT! We will keep you updated with watches and warnings.

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Valentina Lacava has been located and has been returned to Johnson County by our Investgators. ... See MoreSee Less

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When should you stop for a school bus?

When a bus is stopped with its flashing red lights activated and its stop arm extended, drivers are required to stop when approaching it from any direction – unless you are on a highway that is divided by a barrier or unpaved area.

Hoosier bus drivers report an average of more than 2,500 stop-arm violations each day. Please help keep everyone safe – especially children – by always following the law, and watching for school buses and the students around them. bit.ly/30eUkWW
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Weather Alert: Tornado Watch for Johnson County, IN until Tuesday at 4:00 am EDT. ... See MoreSee Less

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