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Effective IMMEDIATELY by order of the Washington County Commissioners, ALL WASHINGTON COUNTY GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS INCLUDING THE WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT are on LOCKDOWN until further notice.

“Our lobby area is closed to the public and open only for essential law enforcement business,” said Sheriff Brent Miller. “We strongly encourage citizens to call the sheriff’s department with your law enforcement needs to see how we can assist you. We have our normal staff on duty and will answer your calls for service.

If you need to make an Incident (Police) Report, call (812)883-5999, select option 1 and a dispatcher will get your information and have a deputy contact you.

If you need to get a copy of a Crash Report, please go to www.buycrash.com/IN, where you will be able to purchase a copy of your crash report.

If you need to get a copy of an Incident Report, pay for your Handgun Permit, drop off property for an inmate, pay on a Tax Warrant, post Bond for an inmate, get a vehicle Inspected, pick up an inmate who is being released or visit the Sex Offender Registry, please call ahead at (812)883-5999 or (812)883-2834, press option 1 and speak with a dispatcher, who will assist you with your questions, regarding these matters.

In the event that you have essential law enforcement business, which will require you to enter the building, you will be screened by our staff, prior to you entering the building, said Miller. 

“If you are found to have a temperature reading of 100.4 or higher, you will not be allowed to enter the building,” Miller noted. “We will look at other options to assist you with your law enforcement needs.”

Miller is reminding everyone to be patient with our staff, who is working diligently to protect and serve the citizens of Washington County.

Please remember to help one another during the days ahead and don’t forget to help our elderly family members, friends, and neighbors.

Dial 911 for EMERGENCIES and (812)883-5999 or (812)883-2834 for non-emergency services.