Brown County Sheriff’s Office
55 State Rd. 46 East
Nashville, Indiana 47448
Telephone - 812-988-6655
Fax – 812-988-8859
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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
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 Commander: Tony Sciscoe
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.
It’s a document issued by a court, to help you protect yourself from someone who is abusing or harassing you. Any adult may petition a judge for an “order of protection” if he/she has been
Because they can be a useful tool for ending - or preventing abuse.
Abuse Can Take A Terrible Toll On Your:
The first step to getting a protection order is deciding whether you need one.
A woman who believes the abuse will stop by itself or become less frequent is putting herself at risk. The abuser may apologize and promise it won’t happen again, but in most cases the abuse continues and even gets worse.
Every state is different, but in many places a protection order can require an abuser to:
Give you temporary custody – This generally lasts until the court makes a final decision about custody.
Require supervised visits – The abuser can be barred from spending time with his/her children unless a worker from a social service agency is present.
An abuser can be arrested for violating the order, but it’s not always possible to prevent a violation.
It may help you in court, if you decide to apply for a protective order.
X. How to Apply for a Protection Order
XI. Do Your Part
Remember – a protection order is only a piece of paper. Take other steps to protect yourself.
If You Don’t Have A Protective Order:
Plan For A Quick Escape – Going to a woman’s shelter or the home of family or friends may be the first step in escaping an abusive situation.
Even if you do have a Protection Order, it’s a good idea to:
Keep Emergency Numbers Handy – Make sure you have numbers for:
If you have children and decide to leave take your children with you.
XII. Some Questions and Answers
Who Can File for a Protection Order? – Each state has its own rules. Depending on where you live, you may be eligible for a protection order even if:
Would it help to get a lawyer? – Getting legal counsel is a good idea, but it doesn’t mean hiring a lawyer. Women’s shelters often have legal advocates who can answer questions and even go to court with you. If you decide to find a lawyer, look for one with experience in family law.
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