Sheriff's Office



  • The Sheriff's Office provides various law enforcement services:
  • Responds to and investigates crimes and accidents in Jefferson County
  • Manages the county jail and its prisoners
  • Serves protective orders and warrants
  • Collects delinquent state income taxes
  • Executes the sale of certain properties (Sheriff's Sales)
  • Conveys persons committed to certain state institutions
  • Executes the orders of the County Council and the Board of County Commissioners

Mission & Purposes

The mission of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is to protect and serve the community’s quest for a peaceful and safe existence, free from fear, and with democratic values applied equally to all citizens.

  • The specific purposes of the department are as follows:
  • To contribute to accomplishing the broad goals of the county
  • To prevent and control conduct widely recognized as threatening to life and property
  • To aid individuals who are in danger of physical harm, such as the victim of a criminal attack or disaster
  • To protect constitutional guarantees, such as the right of free speech and assembly
  • To facilitate the safe movement of people and vehicle
  • To assist those who cannot care for themselves: the intoxicated, the addicted, the mentally ill, the physically disabled, the old, and the young
  • To resolve conflict, whether it is between individuals, or individuals and their government
  • To identify and work collaboratively to resolve problems that have the potential for becoming more serious problems for the individual citizen, for the police, or for the government
  • To interact with the community to generate mutual understanding, thereby facilitating public support and involvement

Social Media

The Sheriff's Office utilizes Facebook to create and publish public announcements. Please subscribe on Jefferson County Indiana Sheriff's Office Facebook 

Helpful Phone Numbers

Department Phone Number
Civil Process 812-274-3975
Courthouse Security 812-265-8900 Ext. 2461
Crime Tip Line (Not Monitored 24/7) 812-274-3970
Central Dispatch 812-265-2648
Emergency 911
Fax 812-265-4716
Detective Division 812-274-3970
Patrol Division 812-265-2648
Jail Division 812-265-2649
Transport & Fugitive Warrant Unit 812-274-2646
Jail Commander 812-265-2649 Ext 5002
Matron 812-274-3971
Sheriff Sales 812-274-3972
Tax Warrants 812-274-3972