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.

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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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Monday May 29th, 2023

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Sunday May 28th, 2023

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Monday May 15th, 2023

The Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking help from citizens that live in Pebble Hill / Pebble Run subdivisions. We are seeking security video from those areas of suspects attempting to open parked cars overnight. Hours of video we are seeking are 0130 to 0300 ( 1:30am to 3:00am) on 05/05/2023. Please contact Investigations Sgt. Bartlett at 317-346-4767 or rbartlett@co.johnson.in.us ... See MoreSee Less
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Friday May 5th, 2023

Congratulations to Correctional Officers Danford, Canada, Bishop, Smith, and VanDyke on successfully completing the Johnson County Jail school and moving on to field training! ... See MoreSee Less
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Thursday April 20th, 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. Law enforcement agencies will also never attempt to collect on civil matters. That is done through the court system, in person.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-scamsFor more information on ID Theft:https://www.idtheftcenter.org/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Monday April 17th, 2023

*** 2023 Merit Deputy Pay: $65,500 ****** Current ILEA Certified Officers: NO physical agility or written tests required for this process ***The Johnson County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for Merit Deputy (patrol) until JUNE 5, 2023.For application instructions, please visit: https://johnsoncountysheriff.com/employment/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Monday April 10th, 2023

***April 2023 MOST WANTED***If you have any information on the below wanted subjects, please contact your local law enforcement and/or the Johnson County Sheriff's Office Tip Line 317-346-4654 or crimetips@johnsoncountysheriff.com . ... See MoreSee Less
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Monday April 3rd, 2023

Sheriff Burgess of the Johnson County Sheriff's Office and Chief Shipp, of the Whiteland Police Department want to remind the public about possible repair scams due to recent severe weather. This reminder is for both the young and old. Here are some tips to help you from becoming a victim in this difficult time. What is a Home Improvement Scam?Scam artists target homeowners in a variety of ways, causing them to lose thousands of dollars. Strategies scam artists often employthese tactics to include:• Identifying potential victims by scouting out neighborhoods (most notably after natural disasters), then targeting vulnerable older adult homeowners.• Using high-pressure tactics to sell a range of services including roof, sidewalk and driveway repairs • Charging inflated prices• Delivering sub-standard work• Posing as a building inspector or other official so they can demand immediate repairs• Requesting full payment up front to pay for services or labor before they begin. Things you can do to help you avoid being a victim:• Surround yourself with good people, if something seems off ask someone close to you to look over the purposed repairs.• Ask for references, ask them to direct you to the company website.• Ask for a company identification, do they have a business card that contains a company phone number. • Is the company professional? Does it have a logo on the company truck? • Legitimate companies usually require very little or no down payment to start work.• Also have a conversation with your insurance agent before agreeing to a price, and start date. • Understand your insurance deductible and what is your out of pocket cost • Have a written contact with a detail scope of work to be performed• Make sure that contact has a start and finish date.If it is too good to be true, it usually is! ... See MoreSee Less
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Friday March 31st, 2023

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for Merit Deputy (patrol) until JUNE 5, 2023.For application instructions, please visit: https://johnsoncountysheriff.com/employment/ ... See MoreSee Less
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