The Investigations Division includes 10 full time detectives, and 2 reserve detectives. We also employ a Crime Scene Technician as well as an Investigative Assistant who both work closely with the Investigators. The Division is also responsible for maintaining the Johnson County portion of the Indiana State Sex Offender Registry. A full time officer maintains and monitors where sex offenders are living and working in our communities. The division is responsible for investigating Property Crimes, Crimes against Persons, Sex Offender Registry Violations, Sex Crimes, Fraud, Narcotics and Special Investigations.
If you have any information that would assist a Sheriff’s Detective in possibly clearing a case, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Crime Tips Line at 317-346-4654; be sure to include in your message the case number of the event that your tip relates to if you have one. Citizens are reminded to never approach suspects of crimes or act on your own information; simply contact the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division before taking any other action. If you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to contact the Investigation’s Division by calling 317-346-4615 during normal office hours.
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Damian Katt graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School and served in the U.S. Army, 25th Infantry Division. Damian began his law enforcement career in 2000. During his service with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Damian has advanced through the ranks of Reserve Deputy, Deputy, Detective and Sergeant. Damian joined the SWAT team in 2001 and currently serves as the SWAT team commander. Major Katt has received training from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, Narcotics Investigations, DEA Clandestine Lab School, Reid Interview and interrogation Techniques, Crimes Against Children Investigations, and SWAT Command. Major Katt has received several honors and awards throughout his career including a Bravery Award and the Sheriff’s Award. In his position as Investigations Division Commander, Major Katt will oversee daily operations of Criminal and Narcotics Detectives and Civilian Employees.