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Johnson County Sheriff's Office COVID-19 Guidelines

Sheriff Duane E. Burgess, Announces Precautionary Measures In Reference To The Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Johnson County Jail is limiting access to visitors as a precautionary measure in reference to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Inmate video and remote visitation will continue as normal at this time. We will continue to allow attorneys into the facility to visit their clients through the glass barrier. All jail programs and visits by volunteers have been suspended in an effort to prevent the COVID-19 from entering the facility. We will continue to monitor this situation and reevaluate this restriction based on the newest information.

All newly processed inmates undergo a medical screening at the time of intake. The screening includes a temperature check and health-related questions. The Johnson County Jail has extensive procedures in place, including isolation and quarantine plans, should incarcerated persons test positive. All jail staff are required to wear masks at all times while in the jail and are required to wear full PPE, including gowns and gloves, when going in the isolated cell blocks with known infections. Inmates who are confirmed positive are being kept in separate blocks from those that still have results pending and those that test negative. All inmates are issued surgical masks which are being replaced if they are damaged or excessively worn. Inmates cannot be forced to wear the masks but most are cooperating.

Non-essential office services are being provided within limitations. This includes gun permits, fingerprinting, in-person records requests, obtaining copies of reports and related activities. The preferred for obtaining these services follow:

  • You can request a copy of report by emailing the following: reports@johnsoncountysheriff.com
  • Peddler applicants should fill out an application here: PEDDLER PERMIT
  • You can inquire about gun permits and fingerprinting at info@johnsoncountysheriff.com
  • Essential services such as Sheriff Sales and cash bonding will continue with increased precautions including personal protective equipment (PPE) and taped lines to maintain distances.

You will see restrictions as well regarding our deputies who patrol the road. Some calls for services will be handled over the telephone such as reports. Emergency call responses will remain the same and we will still perform our public safety duties.

Our goal in limiting these services is to minimize the spread of the virus through contact and to protect members of the public and our employees.

This is a fluid situation and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office will continue to collaborate with our community and state partners to identify any needs or concerns related to COVID-19.

Sheriff Duane E. Burgess

Thursday February 2nd, 2023

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a check theft, identity deception and fraud. The suspects are in the pictures below. Please contact Detective Maryann Gallagher-Little at 317-346-4612 or mlittle@co.johnson.in.us, or the Johnson County Tip Line 317-346-4654 if you wish to remain anonymous, with any information about this individual. ... See MoreSee Less
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Monday January 30th, 2023

Congratulations to our newest Correctional Officers who have completed their initial training and have now been sworn in by Sheriff Burgess. They are now ready to start working on shift and begin their extensive on-the-job training. ... See MoreSee Less
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Wednesday January 25th, 2023

At 3:00pm on 01-25-2023 we will return to Advisory. Thank you for your cooperation. ... See MoreSee Less
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Wednesday January 25th, 2023

Johnson County has moved to a WATCH as of 10:05am 01/25/2023. County Highway is working diligently to get the roads cleaned. ... See MoreSee Less
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Wednesday January 25th, 2023

Good Morning, Johnson County is under a Travel Advisory as of 4:04am, 01-25-2023. Please be safe today and give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination. ... See MoreSee Less
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Monday January 23rd, 2023

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office is seeking information on the subjects in these pictures and video.These individuals were in possession of a truck that was reported stolen from Whiteland Tire and Fleet on the 28th of December, 2022. The truck and this unknown person were at a gas station at 21st and Ritter in Indianapolis, filling gas and attempting to get money from an ATM machine on 01/03/2023. The truck was recovered several streets away from this gas station, but the subject involved has not been identified.If you have any information about the identity of either of these people, please call the Johnson County Sheriff's Office tip line at 317-346-4654 or email crimetips@johnsoncountysheriff.com . ... See MoreSee Less
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Saturday January 14th, 2023

Annual training today at the Sheriff's Office. We host these training sessions multiple times every year with numerous agencies in attendance. Your local law enforcement officers are dedicated to keeping current on the ever-changing world of policing and public safety. With Whiteland Police Department, Edinburgh Police Department - Indiana , Trafalgar Police Department , White River Township Fire Department , Johnson County Coroner's Office . ... See MoreSee Less
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Thursday January 12th, 2023

Terry Nichalson thank you for over 40 years of service to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. You have worn many hats over the years and you have worked with a lot of people. Your service and dedication is appreciated. Enjoy retirement my friend. ... See MoreSee Less
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