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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

Tuesday May 10th, 2022

State Road 37 is now open between State Road 144 and Smith Valley Road. ... See MoreSee Less
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Tuesday May 10th, 2022

We are currently working a serious accident on State Road 37 north bound lanes south of Smith Valley Road. Traffic is backed up for southbound 37 and north bound State Road 37 is closed at State Road 144. Please avoid the area as the north bound lanes will be closed for an undetermined amount of time as the accident is investigated and cleaned up. ... See MoreSee Less
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Monday May 2nd, 2022

We'd like to give a special shout-out to our correctional officers during National Correctional Officers Week! CO's are the unsung heroes of law enforcement and play an integral role in keeping our community safe!Johnson County is fortunate to have such an amazing, dedicated, hard-working group of people working in our jail. Thank you so much for all you do! ... See MoreSee Less
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Friday April 22nd, 2022

Please join us in welcoming Deputy Hannah Greene, who is our newest Merit Deputy. She will begin field training this week and attend the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy later this year. Congratulations Deputy Greene and welcome aboard! ... See MoreSee Less
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Friday April 22nd, 2022

DEPARTMENT: Johnson County Community CorrectionsPOSITION: Juvenile Field OfficerSTATUS: Full-timeWORK SCHEDULE: Flexible varied scheduleFLSA STATUS: Non-ExemptSALARY: $41,725.00 annuallyDEADLINE: 4:00 p.m., May 20, 2022SUBMIT TO: Johnson County Community Correctionslmeyers@jccc.co.johnson.in.usAttn: Lori Meyers, DirectorQualifications:• High School Diploma or GED. Bachelor’s degree preferred from an accredited college oruniversity in Criminal Justice or Social Science and/or equivalent combination of education orwork experience in related fields.• Have completed or is able to successfully complete training required to achieve Special Deputystatus through Johnson County Sheriff’s Department. Current active reserve status preferred.• Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of all client records and information.• Must have a valid driver’s license and demonstrate a safe driving record; travel throughoutJohnson County to conduct searches and verify offender movement.• Will be required to submit and pass a urine drug screen and a criminal background check.• Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes evenings and weekends.• Possess a general knowledge of the juvenile justice system.• Possess a general knowledge of youth service providers of Johnson County.• A desire to work with youthful offenders.Goals & Objectives:• To mentor at-risk youth through positive role modeling & accountability.• To mentor at risk youth to seek and maintain employment.• To foster positive relationships with other juvenile justice agencies & community partners.Responsibilities:• To monitor and track youthful offenders, while at home, school, work or court orderedprogramming.• To carry a corrections issued cell phone, and respond to juvenile Bi alerts, on a 24 hours basis.• To conduct sign-ups for new offenders going on Compliance Monitoring, ElectronicMonitoring and/or SHOCAP programs.• To conduct weekly check ins with offenders to approve and verify movement.• To respond to phone inquiries and offender schedule changes.• To document any and all contact with Juvenile Corrections participants in QUESTimmediately following its occurrence.• To complete required paperwork, for offenders who violate, escape, or commit a new offense.• To perform spot visits of court ordered programs.• To attend weekly Child Service Planning meetings.• To attend Juvenile Corrections staff meetings.• To comply with all Johnson County Sheriffs, Reserve Deputy, training requirements.• To be available for Juvenile Detention transports.• To provide security to Juvenile Court.• To perform one or more sweep, of juvenile probationers, per month, with the probationdepartment. ... See MoreSee Less
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Tuesday April 19th, 2022

From the Town of Whiteland:FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Whiteland Road Closed Effective Immediately for Emergency Repair WHITELAND, IN – Whiteland Road will be closed to through traffic between US 31 and Front Street for an emergency utility repair under Whiteland Road. This closure will be in place until further notice. A detour, along with alternate route signage, will be in place during this road closure. CONTACT:Town of WhitelandCarmen Parker, Community Development Directorcommunitydevelopment@whitelandin.us ... See MoreSee Less
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Sunday April 17th, 2022

Happy Easter from the Johnson County Indiana Sheriff's Office. ... See MoreSee Less
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Wednesday April 13th, 2022

Our partners at the Johnson County Juvenile Detention Center have a few career opportunities they asked us to share with our followers. If you are interested in either of these, please send an email to Director Kristi Bruther at kbruther@jdc.co.johnson.in.us Youth Care Manager:The Dickinson Juvenile Justice Center / Juvenile Detention, a secure correctional facility operated by the Johnson Circuit Court, is seeking a YOUTH CARE MANAGER. The Youth Care Manager is responsible for the direct supervision and programming services tojuveniles detained in Juvenile Detention. The ideal candidate will be a professional with strong written and oral communication skills, a post-secondary degree in a related field, and interested in working directly with youth involved in the juvenile justice system. TheSupervisor will report directly to the Youth Care Supervisor.Education Requirements: High School DiplomaSalary: $18.87 / per hour + BenefitsWork Schedule: Rotating 12 hour shifts (6a-6p and 6p-6a rotating every 6 months)Employment requirements: Candidates must pass criminal records check, sex offender registrycheck, child protection services check, and a drug screen; possess avalid driver’s license; be able to work extended hours, includingweekends and holidays.Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates should provide a resume and completed County application to the email above.------------------------------------------------------Maintenance / Youth Care Manager:The Dickinson Juvenile Justice Center / Juvenile Detention, a secure twenty-four hour correctional facility operated by the Johnson Circuit Court, is seeking qualified applicants for a fulltime position in Maintenance / Youth Care Manager. This position is responsible for completing a variety of janitorial, cleaning and maintenance duties, secure transports and escorts of juveniles, assisting with direct supervision of juveniles, and other duties as assigned.The ideal candidate will be a professional with strong communication skills, moral and ethical leadership skills, and strong organizational skills. This position reports directly to theAssistant Director. The work hours for this position total 37.5 hours per work week.Education Requirements: High School DiplomaSalary: $18.87 / hour + BenefitsEmployment requirements: Candidates must pass criminal records check, sex offender registry check, child protection services check, and a drug screen; possess a valid driver’s license; and be able to work extended hours, including weekends and holidays.Resumes will be accepted until the positions are filled. Interested candidates should email a resume and completed county application to the email above. ... See MoreSee Less
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