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Building communities of trust

This Association is formed for the purpose of promoting the general public welfare through the cooperation of the different sheriffs and deputy sheriffs in the State of Indiana in the performance of their duties.

In carrying out this purpose the Association shall act as a coordinating, educational and service organization for the ninety-two (92) county sheriffs’ departments to promote and improve the delivery of county sheriffs’ services, foster professionalism through the criminal justice system, and to encourage the appreciation and practice of law enforcement in the State of Indiana.

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Law enforcement groups announce largest police-community outreach initiative ever

The Indiana Sheriffs’ Association , along with every major national law enforcement group, state and regional associations representing 47 states, the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is partnering with Atlanta-based MovementForward, Inc.’s One Congregation One Precinct (OneCOP) initiative to jointly organize the most consolidated police-community outreach project in history – National Faith & Blue Weekend 2021 (Faith & Blue). The effort is sponsored by FirstNet, Built with AT&T and the Motorola Solutions Foundation.

Sheriff’s Badge President’s Message

2024 President Sheriff Daniel Mawhorr of Adams County

Words cannot express how honored and humbled I am to be the newly elected Indiana Sheriffs’ Association President. Stepping into this new role, I am reminded of the profound responsibility that comes with our title. As we know, being a Sheriff is not just a job title; it is a commitment to safeguarding the values and well-being of our communities. My new role in supporting 91 Indiana Sheriffs in their mission to serve and protect their communities is not one I take lightly.

Sheriff’s Badge Sex & Violent Offender Registry

The registry will allow you to choose a county in Indiana and enter any local address in that county.

It will then provide a list of all registered county sex offenders living within a one-mile radius within the boundaries of the county selected. If you are looking for information about a particular sex offender registered in that county, the registry can help there as well.

This information is meant to educate you about offenders in a county. It has not been made available for you to take action against any individual. Any action against an offender which is determined to be a violation of law will subject the violator to arrest and prosecution. Please report all information on offenders directly to the office within that county. Refer to the Sheriff Contact Map to speak to Sex Offender Registry Coordinator within a specific county.

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Sheriff’s Badge ISA 2023 Sheriff of the Year

Sheriff Brad Burkhart

Dozens of deputies and Sheriff’s Office personnel recognized for going above and beyond their duties at Indiana Sheriff’s Association Annual Meeting in French Lick, Indiana. July 17-20, 2023.

The Indiana Sheriff’s Association honored Sheriff Brad Burkhart of Hanock County Sheriff’s Office as Sheriff of the Year at their annual conference in French Lick, Indiana. Sheriff Burkhart was praised for his forward thinking in his vision for the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. Burkhart has integrated technology into all aspects of the office- whether it is for patrol deputies or jail operations.

ISA 2023 President, Sheriff Randy Retter, of Wayne County Sheriff’s Office states,” Sheriff Burkhart believes in “planting the seed” and allowing his employees at the Sheriff’s Office to grow the project. Burkhart continues to prioritize quality training for every employee of the office. He knows that through continuous education and support, his office will lead the way in making a difference in their community.”

Brad Burkhart portrait.
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Membership & Benefits

The association continually sponsors and provides both training and educational programs for sheriffs and deputies throughout the state.

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