Doug Cox graduated from Franklin Community High School and attended Old Dominion University. After serving in the United States Marine Corps for four years, he was hired by the Franklin Police Department before being hired by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. Doug has advanced through positions of Patrolman, Canine handler, Deputy, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Chief Deputy, and was elected to serve as Sheriff. Sheriff Doug Cox has received training from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, and has training specializations in areas of Canine Handler, SWAT, Honor Guard, Evidence Technician, and Motorcycle patrol. Sheriff Doug Cox has received numerous honors and awards throughout his career, including Officer of the Year, and a Life Saving award. As the Elected Sheriff, Doug directs 153 Sheriff’s Office employees and oversee a seven million dollar budget.