Brown County Indiana

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Brown County Indiana

Our Sheriff - Rick D. Followell

Brown County Sheriff, Rick D. Followell was elected to his first four year term in 2011. He brings to the citizens of this world famous county, 21 years of professional law enforcement experience all of which has been in Brown County. As the highest-ranking law enforcement official in Brown County, Sheriff Followell believes that the way to build trust between members of the Sheriff's Department, other government and social agencies, and most important the community, is to make sure that all department employees are well trained, highly motivated, and informed.

Chief Deputy -Jeff Deckard

Chief Deputy, Jeff Deckard has a 36 year distinguished law enforcement career and is retired from the Indiana State Police. His knowledge and experience will be a great asset to the Brown County Sheriff's Department. His professionalism and dedication is well documented and his community involvement especially in the Brown County Schools will help students to build trust and respect in county law enforcement. Chief Deputy Deckard will introduce new programs to insure all department personnel reflect a positive image within the community.

Jail Information

Jail Commander: Tony Sciscoe
Tony Sciscoe manages the daily operations of the Brown County jail under the direction of Sheriff Followell. Tony has been with the Brown County jail for 9 years and a total of 23 years in state and county corrections. All jail employees and inmates are the responsibility of the Jail Commander. The jail was built in 2005 to house 117 inmates. All jail block rules and policies are strictly enforced and the public is required to follow all rules and policies. (See Jail facility for additional information)

Historic Brown County

The historic and rustic hills of Brown County covers 320 square miles, 16 miles east to west, 20 miles north to south and is home to 15,242 residents. The Brown County State Park is the largest state park in America and attracts over a million visitors from around the world annually. Brown County has the highest concentration of forested land of any of Indiana's 92 counties with 90% coverage. Tourism is the largest industry in the county. Simple quality of life is why people choose to live in Brown County. Columbus to the east and Bloomington to west provide the majority of jobs for the citizens of the county. Nashville is home to a variety of unique shops and hospitality establishments. The Sheriff's Department has a great working relationship with the Nashville Police Department and together the two have played an important part in preserving the historical heritage of Brown County Indiana.