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This past week, Executive Director of the Indiana Sheriff’s Association, Stephen P. Luce, announced in the association’s summer/fall publication that Scott County Sheriff Jerry Goodin was chosen as the Indiana Sheriff of the Year by the associations’ board of directors.

This is a very prestigious award as the Indiana Sheriff’s Association represents all ninety-two Sheriff’s in the state of Indiana.

Just some of the reasons Sheriff Goodin was chosen as Sheriff of the year is, his Firm but Fair approach to crime, his office’s record number of criminal arrests, his implementation of Community Oriented Policing techniques into Scott County, his relentless pursuit of arresting drug dealers, his program for drug addicts once they are incarcerated in the Scott County Jail, his programs to teach offenders how to assimilate back into society, his job skills training for inmates, the fact he was able to have the Scott County Jail pass the state jail inspection for the first time in over twenty years and his open ear/open door policy for every citizen of Scott County.

Sheriff Goodin commented, “it is a great honor and very humbling to be chosen when there are so many great Sheriff’s across the state of Indiana.” “The real gratitude should go to the hard-working Scott County Deputies and Scott County Jail Officers whose dedication and belief in our ideas made all the good things happen.” “The great citizens of Scott County are also a very important and strategic part of our plan by keeping our phone lines busy with incoming information.”

Sheriff Goodin closed his comments by saying “I truly care for and love Scott Countians and the Scott County Sheriff’s Office is just getting off the ground with training, professionalism, and courtesy to our citizens.”