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

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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Friday November 12th, 2021

K9 Rosie is waiting patiently to show some search skills to kids at Needham Elementary. Working hard to get kids to understand the importance of safety. White River Township Fire Department Johnson County Indiana Sheriff's Office ... See MoreSee Less
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Thursday November 11th, 2021

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Tuesday November 9th, 2021

Thank you IN Sole for your support, the members of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office appreciate you! ... See MoreSee Less
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Monday November 8th, 2021

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Tuesday November 2nd, 2021

The Sheriff's Office is seeking help in identifying the suspect in this video. The subject is wanted for questioning regarding a burglary / theft in the Nineveh area that occurred on 10/23/20201 at 10:30pm. If you know this person or have any information, please contact Detective Scott Bauer at sbauer@co.johnson.in.us or (317) 346-4651. ... See MoreSee Less
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Wednesday October 27th, 2021

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Theft that occurred in the area of the 1000 block of SR 37.The subject was driving a White Ford F250 extended cab truck w/running boards, chrome fender wells, lifted tires and lights on the top along with a decal on the side. The individual is wanted for questioning in the Theft from a construction site. If you have any information please contact Detective Gallagher-Little with the Johnson County Sheriff Office at 317-346-4612 or email mlittle@co.johnson.in.us. ... See MoreSee Less
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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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