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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.

Respectfully,
Sheriff Duane E. Burgess

Friday January 21st, 2022

Timeline photosLight to moderate snowfall is likely late Saturday night into Sunday morning, with amounts of 1-3 inches possible across portions of central Indiana, primarily the northern half to two thirds of the area. Minor travel impacts are likely Sunday. Stay tuned to the forecast this weekend. ... See MoreSee Less
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Wednesday January 19th, 2022

Keep the good work up Rhoda and congratulationsRhoda has worked at the Johnson County Indiana Sheriff's Office for 18 years! 👏 Her manager Brandi, describes Rhoda as “enthusiastic!” We are so proud of you! #gatewaycaresaboutyou#indianaastatethatworks#inapse ... See MoreSee Less
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Sunday January 9th, 2022

Thank you for your service Johnson County Law Enforcement. It is very much appreciated. ... See MoreSee Less
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Friday January 7th, 2022

Information from the Johnson County Highway Department. Closure: Greensburg Road between County Road 700 East and County Road 725 East. When: Road Closure beginning on January 17, 2022, closure duration will be 120 days, weather permitting. Why: Rehabilitation of bridge 38 on Greensburg Road over Sugar Creek. Please follow the detour signs that have been placed to assist motorist. ... See MoreSee Less
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Saturday December 25th, 2021

We would like to thank White River Township Trustee, Mark Messick for having Christmas Dinner for both the Day and Night shift Road Division Deputies. The Deputies were able to stop in grab something to eat between calls. Thank you for your kind gesture it is very much appreciated. Merry Christmas. ... See MoreSee Less
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Monday December 13th, 2021

THEFT INVESTIGATION:The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft that occurred between 2:00 pm December 5, 2021 and 9:00 am December 6, 2021. The theft occurred in the 1200 block of Mullinix Road, Greenwood, Indiana. A yellow Gehl 5640 Skid Steer with a Globe Asphalt sticker was stolen from the premises.There is no suspect information at this time, but Globe Asphalt has offered a reward for any information leading to the return of the stolen Skid Steer and conviction of the suspect or suspects.Please contact Detective Joe Schmidt at 317-346-4616 or email at jschmidt@co.johnson.in.us with any information about the suspect or the stolen skid steer. ... See MoreSee Less
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Friday December 10th, 2021

*** AS OF 9:30am, THE SUSPECT HAS BEEN APPREHENDED ***The Bargersville Police Department and Johnson County Sheriff's Office are looking for a subject that is armed and dangerous and pointed a firearm at officers. He fled from police on foot last night and was spotted again this morning at approximately 7:45am in the area of Old Trail and Three Notch (close to SR135 north of SR144).The subject is a Hispanic male, last seen wearing a Nike hat, black shirt or jacket, and blue jeans.If you see this person, please call 911 immediately. DO NOT APPROACH. ... See MoreSee Less
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Tuesday December 7th, 2021

Today is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2021 - The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office respectfully remembers the sacrifices of those lost during the attack on this day in 1941 which President Franklin D. Roosevelt stated was “a date which will live in infamy”. ... See MoreSee Less
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Thursday November 25th, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving! May everyone have a blessed and safe day. ... See MoreSee Less
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Wednesday November 17th, 2021

Thanksgiving Day! When: Nov 25 , 2021Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pmJohnson County Fairgrounds, 250 Fairground St.Franklin, Indiana 46131P: 317-662-0199turkeydinner@johnsoncountybanquets.com ... See MoreSee Less
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