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 people may be living next door to a meth lab and not know it.
Some of the signs that there is a meth lab in operation are obvious and easy to spot. In fact, you may have noticed them and not realized it.
Here are some of the things to watch for:
• Unusual strong odors (like cat urine, ether, ammonia, acetone or other chemicals).
• Residences with windows blacked out.
• Renters who pay their landlords in cash (most drug dealers deal exclusively in cash).
• Large amounts of traffic - people coming and going at unusual hours. There may be little traffic during the day and large amounts at night.
• Excessive trash, including large quantities of: antifreeze containers, lantern fuel cans, red chemically stained coffee filters, drain cleaner containers and duct tape. • Unusual quantities of clear glass containers being brought into the home.
• Presence of the following items could also indicate the presence of a meth lab:
Alcohol, Ether, Benzene, Toluene/Paint Thinner, Freon, Acetone, Chloroform, Camp Stove/Coleman Fuel, Starting Fluid, Anhydrous Ammonia, "Heet", White Gasoline, Phenyl-2-Propane, Phenylacetone, Phenylpropanolamine, Iodine Crystals, Red Phosphorus, Black Iodine, Lye (Red Devil Type), Drano, Muriatic/Hydrochloric Acid, Battery/Sulphuric Acid, Epsom Salts, Lithium Batteries, Sodium Metal, Wooden Matches, Propane Cylinders, Hot Plates, Ephedrine (over the counter), Cold Tablets, Bronchodialators, Energy Boosters, Rock Salt and Diet Aids.
Obviously the presence of any of these items is not an automatic indicator of the presence of a meth lab. However, combinations of these items or large quantities of these items may be a sign.
Sheriff's Office: 265-2648
Sheriff's Tip Line: 265-2121
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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