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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

Saturday July 16th, 2022

Great people doing great things in Johnson County.Happy National Forensic Interviewer Week to all of these amazing individuals! During a forensic interview, children entrust a professionally trained child forensic interviewer with their story, often times sharing their full abuse story for the first time. We are excited to honor and celebrate forensic interviewers and the important work that they do to help children and families in their journey to safety and healing ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
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Tuesday June 21st, 2022

Smith Valley Road West of 37 is closed. Access to knight Dr is available from SR 144 and Fairview Rd via the newly constructed Western connector Rd. ... See MoreSee Less
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Wednesday June 8th, 2022

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm warning for the Johnson County area until 3 PM EDT. That in conjunction with Tornado Watch that was issued until 10 pm has resulted in the activation of the weather sirens. Stay home and seek shelter until the storm has passed. . ... See MoreSee Less
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Wednesday June 1st, 2022

Whiteland Road to Temporarily Close on or after June 6th.Whiteland Road will be closed to through traffic between US 31 and Graham Rd for an installation of a sanitary sewer pipe to serve a future residential subdivision currently under construction. Local access from US 31 will be available up to Bailey & Wood Financial Group, with a hard closure right before Hoosier Jewelry. A detour, along with alternate route signage, will be in place during this road closure. The closure is expected to be completed in a week. ... See MoreSee Less
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Monday May 30th, 2022

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Saturday May 28th, 2022

Deputy TRACY LEE MILES it’s been 23 years. Johnson County Sheriff's Office, IndianaEnd of Watch Friday, May 28, 1999Reserve Deputy Tracy Miles was killed after being struck by a camper van while talking to a driver on the side of Interstate 65.Reserve Deputy Miles was patrolling the highway and stopped to place a police removal notice on an abandoned vehicle. On his return patrol he noticed the driver of the abandoned vehicle attaching a tow rope to it. He stopped again, asked the driver for identification, and was standing next to the door of the vehicle when the camper van struck him. As the vehicle approached Reserve Deputy Miles was able to push the driver out of the way, saving his life and causing him to suffer only a broken leg. The impact threw him 126 feet down the roadway and he suffered multiple internal injuries. The driver of the van stopped immediately and offered his assistance.Reserve Deputy Miles had been an unpaid, volunteer deputy with the Johnson County Sheriff's Office for 15 years.BIOAge 40Tour 15 yearsBadge 41-126 ... See MoreSee Less
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Friday May 27th, 2022

S.R. 135 is scheduled to close north of Trafalgar starting on or after Wednesday, June 1, for a structure replacement project in Johnson County. The road is expected to close for up to 60 days. Additional information is here: https://lnks.gd/2/nrh3VL ... See MoreSee Less
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Monday May 23rd, 2022

In light of the recent storms that hit parts of Johnson County, we thought it would be a good idea to remind folks of the concerns of contractor fraud for repairs. Below are some tips from the NICB to help avoid fraudulent contractors:• Following a disaster, you are going to be understandably confused and shaken with the damage or even complete loss of your home and your belongings.• The rebuilding process, a combined effort between you and your insurer, will take time depending on the severity of the disaster, likely up to two years.• Sadly, this is also a time when people come in attempting to take advantage of you, promising quick fixes to get you back into your home, leading to more delays at increased costs.Insurance Industry Preparation• Whether hurricanes, tornadoes, or wildfires, insurers are ready to respond with catastrophe teams as soon as it is safe, should a natural disaster cause significant damage. • Following a disaster, insurers pump millions to billions of dollars into local economies restoring lives and livelihoods. As an industry, we know the sooner people can get back into their homes and get the doors of their businesses open, the sooner they can get their lives back to normal.• The insurance industry continues to work with federal, state, and local emergency managers to increase consumer education and preparedness in order to help save lives, lessen the rising costs of disasters, and speed up the rate in which emergency managers and insurers can assist residents with the recovery process.Insurance Fraud• Insurance fraud continues to be a major problem for the insurance industry. • The total cost of insurance fraud in the United States is more than $40 billion per year, or about $400 to $700 in the form of increased premiums, according to the FBI. • Following any major disaster, we unfortunately see scammers swoop in to take advantage of homeowners promising a quick fix. • NICB advises homeowners use caution when selecting a contractor or other workers to help in the repair and clean-up.• NICB encourages you use your insurer as a resource to help you access the services you need to handle your claim, and take the proper precautions to make sure you are hiring a reputable contractor to complete the job.Avoiding Contractor Fraud1. Be suspicious of any contractor who tries to rush you, especially on non-emergency or temporary repairs. If possible, shop around for a contractor by getting recommendations from friends and neighbors. Be wary of anyone knocking on your door offering unsolicited repairs to your home. 2. Never pay for work up front. Always inspect the work and make sure you’re satisfied before you pay. Most contractors will require a reasonable down payment on work, but don’t pay anything until you have a written contract.3. Get three written estimates for the work and compare bids. Check credentials with the Better Business Bureau or state attorney general’s office to see if the firm has any outstanding complaints.4. Always have a written, detailed contract that clearly states everything the contractor will do, including prices for labor and materials, clean-up procedures, and estimated start and finish dates. Never sign a contract with blank spaces, which a crooked contractor can alter after they have gotten your signature.5. Don’t believe a contractor who says they are supported by the government. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) does not endorse individual contractors or loan companies; call FEMA toll-free at 1-800-621-FEMA for more information.6. Avoid paying with cash; use a check or credit card instead. This creates a record of your payments to the contractor.NICB Fights Fraud• NICB has learned insurance crime investigations seldom follow a linear path• NICB’s 100+ years of relationship-building developed deep roots with our member insurance companies, law enforcement agencies and public agencies vital to our ability to follow the twists and turns we encounter to detect, deter and stop insurance crimes.• NICB’s investigative efforts focus on multi-claim, multi-carrier investigations of major criminal activity in concert with our members and law enforcement agencies nationwide.• NICB agents serve our members and collaborate with law enforcement agencies across eight regional field offices. • Through an electronic claim referral process, NICB agents work with representatives from member company claims and special investigation units, as well as law enforcement agency professionals, to investigate suspicious insurance claims and support civil and criminal prosecutions of those committing vehicle theft and insurance fraud.• NICB investigators are also active participants in, and leaders of, multiple insurance crime task forces nationwide. ... See MoreSee Less
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