Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office 317 S. Walnut Street Madison, IN 47250 Telephone - 812-265-2648 Fax – 812-265-3190
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Jefferson County Indiana
Our Sheriff - John I. Wallace
John I. Wallace was elected to office in 2011. With a background in law enforcement spanning 24 years, Sheriff Wallace had been named the Chief of Police in Madison, Indiana in 2008. Prior being named Chief, Wallace was a Detective for eight years. As Chief, Wallace resurrected the D.A.R.E. Program, K9 Program, implemented Neighborhood Watches, expanded the bike patrols and developed a local Emergency Response Team.
Chief Deputy -David Thomas
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy is David Thomas. With a background in law enforcement and security; Chief Deputy Thomas brings over 31 yeas of combined experience to the Sheriff’s Office. By focusing on administrative services, Chief Deputy Thomas will help to increase public service and eliminate some administrative assignments other officers.
Jail Commander: Linda Pietrykowski
Jefferson County, Indiana , is on the north bank of the Ohio River, is as much of a delight to visitors today as it was to settlers two centuries ago. Historic Madison, Hanover and the towns and farms of the county still retain their rich American Heritage. Historic architecture provides a colorful backdrop to a successful community for business farming, small industry and education. Entertainment abounds. Festivals, music and theater, sports, hydroplane racing, and hometown celebrations are enjoyed in an agreeable climate with friendly folks.
Every parent who tells their child, “Don’t talk to strangers,” is performing a disservice that probably causes more harm than good. A confining and negative declaration based on bad information, it is a holdover from a time of limited awareness. Only 14% of sexual offenders are strangers to their victims and for male victims under age twelve, 40% of offenders were family members compared with 47% of the offenders of females under age twelve. “Don’t talk to strangers” sends a mixed message to children who watch us consistently converse with strangers, and it eliminates viable safety options such as women, police officers in uniform or other children, to name but a few, for endangered children.
One of the key steps in ensuring your children’s security is maintaining complete and updated records on your child.
Mission and 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..More
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