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

Accepting Applications for Merit Deputy


The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the full-time position of Merit Deputy until June 14, 2019. The hiring process for Merit Deputies includes the following:  application during listed dates, physical agility testing to Indiana Law Enforcement Academy exit standards, written examination,  thorough background investigation, Merit Board interview, and a law enforcement panel interview.

After these examinations, the sheriff and the board shall jointly prepare a list naming only those applicants who, in the opinion of both the sheriff and the board, best meet the prescribed standards and prerequisites. The sheriff appoints county police officers but only from among the persons whose names appear on this list. 

2019 Sheriff's Charity Ride Information

Sheriff Duane Burgess is pleased to announce the Fourteenth Annual Johnson County Sheriff’s Charity Ride will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019.

Riders will once again assemble at the Franklin Wal-Mart store with registration beginning at 8:00 a.m.

As always, the ride will benefit local Johnson County charities based on needs in the community.

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Johnson County Indiana Sheriff's Office

Weather Alert: Excessive Heat Warning for Johnson County, IN is in effect from Thursday Afternoon through Sunday Evening.

Temperature highs in the mid to upper 90s daily with heat index reaching 105 to 110.

Heat illnesses may be possible for those who work outdoors, who have no air conditioning, or are more susceptible to the heat such as children and the elderly.

Never leave children or pets in cars. Stay hydrated and be sure outdoor pets have plenty of water as well.
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The Franklin Police Department is searching for a missing youth. If you have any information, please call 911, 1-800-The-Lost, or 317-346-6336. The Sheriff's Office is helping to spread the word. ... See MoreSee Less

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