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.
Many burglars will spend no more than 60 seconds attempting to break into a home. Make sure every external door has sturdy, well-installed deadbolt locks. Sliding glass doors offer easy access if not properly secured. You can secure them by installing commercially available locks or putting a broomstick or wooden dowel in the inside track to jam the door.
Never hide house keys under the mat or a rock that is near your door. Most burglars know the trick. Instead give an extra key to a trusted neighbor. When you move to a new house or apartment, have a competent locksmith rekey the locks. All outside doors to your home should be metal or solid wood. Install a peephole in all entry doors so you can see who is outside without opening the door.
Don’t use door chains: they break easily and don’t keep intruders out. Prune back shrubbery and trees so that they don’t obscure windows or doors. Install outdoor floodlights or motion-sensor light to eliminate any areas where someone might hide. When you go out of town, give your house that “lived in look” by putting a few of your lights on timers. Also, stop your mail and newspaper delivery or have a trusted neighbor pick it up for you.
Don’t leave anything, such as ladders or tools, lying around that can be used to break into your home. If you are a female and you live alone, don’t advertise it by putting “Miss Jane Doe” on your doorbell or mailbox. Just put the initial of your first name and your last name, “J. Doe.” Mark all of your valuables with your license number.
Consider installing metal grills on windows, but make sure they are easily removed from the inside in case of fire or other emergency. Ask a trusted neighbor to watch your home while you are away. Write down and report to the police license numbers on vehicles used by any suspicious persons in your neighborhood. Join a Neighborhood Watch Group. If one doesn’t exist, start one with the help of your local law enforcement agency.
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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