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

Monday October 18th, 2021

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft that occurred at approximately 4:26 PM on October 13, 2021. The theft occurred in the 3600 block of North Hurricane Road, Franklin Indiana. The suspect was stealing items from parked cars.The suspect pictured is identified as a young black male with short hair, mustache and chin facial hair. The suspect was driving a blue Nissan Rogue, which is also pictured.Please contact Detective Joseph Schmidt at 317-346-4616 or jschmidt@co.johnson.in.us with any information about this suspect. ... See MoreSee Less
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Monday October 11th, 2021

We will be having our Fall Shred It Day on October 23, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Check out the information below for more details. We are excited to see everyone then! ... See MoreSee Less
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Friday October 8th, 2021

Thank you IN SOLE. ... See MoreSee Less
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Friday October 8th, 2021

There is another scam phone call going around pretending to be from a member of the Johnson County Sheriff's Office. Frequently the number is spoofed to appear to come from one of our legitimate phone numbers, but the calls have come from other numbers as well.These scammers usually try to convince you that they are collecting donations or that you owe money for a warrant or other court-related issue. They will try to get you to pay by credit card, gift card, Green Dot card, etc.Please remember that the Sheriff's Office WILL NEVER SOLICIT MONEY OVER THE PHONE. The only charities directly endorsed by the Sheriff's Office are the Johnson County Sheriff's Charity Ride and those put on by the Fraternal Order of Police. WE ALSO DO NOT COLLECT MONEY OVER THE PHONE FOR ANY REASON.Any issues related to warrants, sheriff's sales, body attachments, tax warrants, etc. will be conducted via USPS and directly in person at the Sheriff's Office.You can also call our direct phone line at (317) 736-9155 to speak to actual Sheriff's Office employees about any issues.Please pass this along to others, especially those likely to be targeted. ... See MoreSee Less
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Monday October 4th, 2021

Here are the trick-or-treating hours for the various communities in Johnson County. Thank you and stay safe! ... See MoreSee Less
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Tuesday September 28th, 2021

We are very proud to say CONGRATULATIONS to Johnson County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Mike Watt on his retirement from the Indiana National Guard after 24 years! Mike has shown his leadership both here at the Sheriff's Office as a Sergeant in the road division and while serving as a Sergeant First Class in the Army National Guard. Mike has dedicated his life to serving the United States, the State of Indiana, and the citizens of Johnson County and we are very grateful for his service.His wife Holly and son Camden were also recognized for the numerous sacrifices they've made throughout the years and their selfless dedication to supporting his military career.Congratulations Mike and family! ... See MoreSee Less
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Sunday September 26th, 2021

We will be having our Fall Shred It Day on October 23, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Check out the information below for more details. We are excited to see everyone then! ... See MoreSee Less
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Wednesday September 15th, 2021

Deputy James Engmark was awarded the Special Olympics LETR District 8 Officer of the year award and is also nominated for the State of Indiana Award. ... See MoreSee Less
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Tuesday September 14th, 2021

There are many construction projects happening simultaneously in White River Township leading to major issues during busy times. We hope that you plan ahead and find an alternate route of travel and avoid the following roads and intersections:Fairview Road and Peterman Road CLOSED as a Roundabout is being constructed.Berry Road (400W) north of Olive Branch Road CLOSED.Stones Crossing Road east and west of the Railroad tracks to the west of State Road 135 RESTRICTED.Signs were place in different directions of these intersections informing people that these roads would be closed on or about September 13th, 2021.Please be patient with the members of the Sheriff’s Office who are attempting to work traffic in the area. We are doing our best to keep the public and workers safe. We understand your frustration with the amount of traffic. ... See MoreSee Less
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Friday September 10th, 2021

Members of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard and the Franklin Police Department Honor Guard attended the 2021 State FOP fallen Officers Memorial Ceremony in Indianapolis this week. Thank you for representing Johnson County Law Enforcement. ... See MoreSee Less
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