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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

Posted: Thursday July 29th, 2021

*** UPDATE - This closure has been postponed and will begin on or after Monday, August 9. *** ROAD CLOSURE - State Road 144 in Johnson CountyINDOT contractor Dave O'Mara Contractor Inc. plans to close State Road 144 at Centerline Rd west of Franklin, IN beginning on or around Monday, August 2.State Road 144 will be closed for approximately 60 days in this location to construct a roundabout. This $2.69 million contract was awarded in December 2020.Motorists should seek an alternate route. The official detour will follow State Road 135 and State Road 44. ... See MoreSee Less
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Posted: Tuesday July 13th, 2021

**** UPDATE 7/13/2021 ****Neville has been apprehended and is now in the custody of the Johnson County Jail. ... See MoreSee Less
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Posted: Wednesday July 7th, 2021

**** UPDATE 7/13/2021 ****Neville has been apprehended and is now in the custody of the Johnson County Jail. ... See MoreSee Less
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Posted: Thursday June 24th, 2021

If your home or business was damaged by recent severe weather and flooding, beware of dishonest contractors that will attempt to take advantage of your vulnerable situation. Follow these tips to avoid falling victim to #ContractorFraud & check out the ‘Disaster Fraud’ resource page from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) for more: nicb.org/disaster-tips ... See MoreSee Less
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Posted: Monday June 21st, 2021

The Sheriff's Office is hiring Correctional Officers! Immediate positions are available. Salary is $38,726 (annually) plus shift differential, specialty pay, and clothing allowance.Please visit johnsoncountysheriff.com/employment for more information and to begin the application process! ... See MoreSee Less
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Posted: Friday June 11th, 2021

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Posted: Tuesday June 1st, 2021

A special PSA regarding Alzheimer's & dementia awareness in Johnson County during Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, partnering with American Senior Communities!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbMoMA6o7jA ... See MoreSee Less
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Posted: Tuesday June 1st, 2021

Seeking help identifying a possible suspect:The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a residential burglary that occurred at approx. 4:30 PM on May 25, 2021, in the 2100 block South SR135, Franklin, IN (near SR135/SR44). There were 5 items taken: a) Milwaukee Hedge Trimmer, b) Kobalt Weed Eater, c) Dewalt Drills, d) Gas Can, and e) Air compressor red/black.Suspect vehicle is believed to be Mercedes – 1999 to 2002, 5 spoke wheels, E class sedan, cell antenna on roof, silver trim, moon-roof, four door. Suspect 1 – white male, red-shirt, cargo/Khaki shorts, light blonde/sandy hair with goatee; Suspect 2 – white female, dark hair, white hat, pink top, and bright pink shoes. Please contact Detective Travis Wampler at 317-346-4752 or twampler@co.johnson.in.us with any information. ... See MoreSee Less
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Posted: Wednesday May 26th, 2021

IN MEMORY OF DEPUTY TRACY LEE MILESEnd of Watch: May 28, 1999Age: 40 Tour of duty: 15 yearsBadge number: 41-126Cause of death: Struck by vehicleDate of incident: May 28, 1999Reserve Deputy Miles was killed after being struck by a camper van while talking to a driver on the side of I-65. 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 Deputy Miles was able to push the driver out of the way, saving his life and causing him to receive only a broken leg. The impact threw him 126 feet down the roadway and he received 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 agency for 15 years. ... See MoreSee Less
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Posted: Thursday May 6th, 2021

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office is EXTENDING THE DEADLINE and now accepting applications for Merit Deputy until JUNE 4, 2021.For application instructions, please visit: https://johnsoncountysheriff.com/employment/ ... See MoreSee Less
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