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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Thank you Boys and Girls Club Girl Scout Troop 3835 for the hand made thank you notes. The Deputies really enjoyed meeting all of you. ... See MoreSee Less

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Roads in the northern portion of Johnson County are extremely slick. We have Deputies working multiple crashes on County Line Road as well as throughout White River Township.
County Highway is clear and they are working to get the roads salted.
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The "Jury Duty" scam is making its rounds again. This scam is where someone will call you and say that they are a law enforcement officer or court officer and that you have missed jury duty. They typically ask you to go get a gift card to pay off a fine in order to avoid being arrested. These scams can be even more convincing than others because the scammers will frequently look up the real names of local Judges and Sheriff's Deputies to use in their calls.

Remember that a Sheriff's Deputy or court officer will NEVER call you on the phone to tell you that you have a warrant, missed jury duty, need to send money, etc. There are also no government offices that will ask you to go get a gift card for any sort of payment.

If you have a warrant for your arrest, we won't call you on the phone; we instead promise an in-person meet and greet with a real live law enforcement officer!
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** Suspicious Activity Alert **

The following individual has been seen at 3 different businesses on the south side of Indianapolis and northern Johnson County at different dates and times. Although this person has not committed any known crimes yet, he has been snooping around areas of these businesses where he should not be.

The person is driving a black SUV and leaves after snooping around. He appears to wear the similar clothing on each occasion (distinctive jeans – acid washed, red shoes, Carhart hat, etc).

Please be vigilant while at work and report any unknown/suspicious vehicles or persons to your local law enforcement agency. Though there may be a perfectly reasonable explanation for their actions, it never hurts to check and make sure.
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