Sheriff Dan McClain would like the citizens of Scott County to join him in welcoming James Ward and his Patrol K-9 “Carl” to the Department. Ward was recently hired as a Deputy Sheriff and comes to us from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Ward brings 16 years of experience in public service to the Sheriff’s Office. He has previously served as a Corrections Officer, Dispatcher, and as a Reserve Patrol Deputy for the Clark County Sheriff’s Office where he and K9 “Carl” actively patrolled and answered calls for public service.

K-9 “Carl” is a Belgian Malinois and is a patrol certified police canine. Carl is certified in the areas of Narcotics, Aggression Control/Suspect Apprehension, Building Searches, Area Searches, Article Searches and Tracking.


Ward will soon be attending the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.