Thefts and burglaries occur regularly in today’s society. The involvement of the law abiding citizens of Johnson County is pivotal in the detection and apprehension of these criminals. Be vigilant and report suspicious activity in your area immediately when it occurs. Remember: If it doesn’t seem quite right, it probably isn’t.
Report Suspicious Activity by calling the Sheriff’s Dispatch Center: (317) 736-5155
Remember to obtain as much information as possible about what you are reporting:
The most important thing that citizens of Johnson County can do to prevent crime and assist law enforcement is to report suspicious activity immediately. When you see something that “just doesn’t seem right,” call us and let us check it out. We would much rather check into a suspicious situation and find that everything is alright than miss the opportunity to catch a criminal because no one reported suspicious activity.
Be prepared to answer a battery of questions including suspect and suspect vehicle descriptions, license plate number if available, and a direction of travel if the suspect leaves the area. Do not alert the suspicious subject that you are watching or have called police because he or she will likely attempt to flee the area. (For example: Do not suddenly turn on all of your outside lights…) Remain on the phone with the Sheriff’s dispatcher until a Deputy arrives to investigate the situation.
Favorite Items for Residential Burglary Suspects:
Items will be taken and exchanged for narcotics for pennies on the dollar.
How can you secure your home:
Make sure online purchases are done using only a secure website. Be very careful when using a credit card ordering merchandise over the telephone. Be sure to destroy documents you receive in the mail that are unimportant materialistically, but contain your personal information, such as your date of birth or your social security number. Papers containing your identifiers should be destroyed in a paper shredder in another manner rather than simply thrown into the trash.
Finally, remember to be very careful when dealing with door-to-door salesmen. If a deal sounds too good to be true, it’s more than likely something to stay away from.
Report suspicious activity in the Sheriff’s Jurisdiction to the Sheriff’s Office:
( 317) 736-5155.