1091 Hospital Road, Franklin IN 46131 Administration: 317-736-9155Investigations: 317-346-4615Jail 317-346-4716 Fax: 317-736-2200

Meet the Sheriff

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.

Meet the Administrative Staff

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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General Information

Monday March 13th, 2023

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office wants to remind everyone of a few scams that keep going around:A legitimate Law Enforcement Agency or Court (Sheriff’s Office, Police Department, etc…) will NEVER ask for or accept a bond on a warrant without the subject of the warrant being arrested and booked into a County Jail. Bonds are paid in cash and in-person physically at a Sheriff’s Office. A legitimate Agency will NEVER send a courier or meet at your house to pick up cash! Also any phone apps, gift cards, or specific money card system, Bitcoin or crypto currency are NEVER asked for or accepted. If someone is calling, messaging or emailing you with a threat or heartfelt story of illness, car crashes or unfilled warrants, or that they are representing a family member who has been arrested in parts unknown, check with that family member directly! The scammers will try and keep you on the phone while you purchase gift cards or withdraw money from a bank. They will tell you not to let the bank know why you are withdrawing money because they know the tellers are trained to recognize the scam and try to prevent you from giving away your money!Please talk with your friends and relatives specifically about answering the phone from an unknown number. Scammers know that older generations are more likely to answer the phone when someone calls, even if it’s a number not known to them. Once the scammer has someone’s attention, the sales pitch/intimidation scheme is started and groundwork for intimidation and manipulation begins. For more information on scams and how to protect yourself and your loved ones go to:https://consumer.ftc.gov/articles/phone-scamsinformation on ID Thefthttps://www.idtheftcenter.org/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Saturday March 4th, 2023

John Bragg was arrested in Beaufort, North Carolina this morning after a cooperative investigation between the Johnson County Sheriff's Office and the Beaufort Police Department. Bragg is currently awaiting extradition to Johnson County. and also has warrants in Florida and West Virginia. ... See MoreSee Less
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Tuesday February 28th, 2023

The Sheriff's Office has been made aware of a mailing going out to local residents from the "U.S. Deputy Sheriff's Association" soliciting money that is supposedly going to local law enforcement. We would discourage residents from giving to this organization to support local agencies as there are no agencies in this area that receive any proceeds from them.This organization is a registered 501(c)(3) in Kansas; however they have very poor charity reviews due to collecting millions and distributing very little - none of which is going to any agencies we're aware of in Central Indiana.The only law enforcement charities the Sheriff's Office specifically endorses are the Fraternal Order of Police and the Indiana Sheriff's Association. ... See MoreSee Less
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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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