Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office 317 S. Walnut Street Madison, IN 47250 Telephone - 812-265-2648 Fax – 812-265-3190
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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.
It’s a document issued by a court, to help you protect yourself from someone who is abusing or harassing you. Any adult may petition a judge for an “order of protection” if he/she has been
Because they can be a useful tool for ending - or preventing abuse.
Abuse Can Take A Terrible Toll On Your:
The first step to getting a protection order is deciding whether you need one.
A woman who believes the abuse will stop by itself or become less frequent is putting herself at risk. The abuser may apologize and promise it won’t happen again, but in most cases the abuse continues and even gets worse.
Every state is different, but in many places a protection order can require an abuser to:
Give you temporary custody – This generally lasts until the court makes a final decision about custody.
Require supervised visits – The abuser can be barred from spending time with his/her children unless a worker from a social service agency is present.
An abuser can be arrested for violating the order, but it’s not always possible to prevent a violation.
It may help you in court, if you decide to apply for a protective order.
X. How to Apply for a Protection Order
XI. Do Your Part
Remember – a protection order is only a piece of paper. Take other steps to protect yourself.
If You Don’t Have A Protective Order:
Plan For A Quick Escape – Going to a woman’s shelter or the home of family or friends may be the first step in escaping an abusive situation.
Even if you do have a Protection Order, it’s a good idea to:
Keep Emergency Numbers Handy – Make sure you have numbers for:
If you have children and decide to leave take your children with you.
XII. Some Questions and Answers
Who Can File for a Protection Order? – Each state has its own rules. Depending on where you live, you may be eligible for a protection order even if:
Would it help to get a lawyer? – Getting legal counsel is a good idea, but it doesn’t mean hiring a lawyer. Women’s shelters often have legal advocates who can answer questions and even go to court with you. If you decide to find a lawyer, look for one with experience in family law.
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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