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.
Sheriff's Office Operations
You can depend on the men and women of the Brown County Sheriff's Department to help make the community safe and crime free 24-7. Communication Supervisor, Kay Followell has been with the department for 13 years and oversees 8 full-time well trained communications officers. The communication center receives all 911 calls, serves as dispatch for county and Nashville police, EMS, Fire and Rescue.
All administrative duties for the Sheriff's Department are supervised by Matron Sue Reddy and assistant Matron Tonya Condon. They along with other office staff have numerous and diverse responsibilities and must coordinate complex activities as a well informed and trained unit. Some examples of their multi-faceted mission are preparation of paper work for tax warrant enforcement, criminal warrants coordination, firearms permits, civil processes, criminal background checks, and processing and filing of all internal documents, just to name a few.
The Brown County TRIAD represents the three components of a very worthwhile program created to assist senior citizens within the county; the Sheriff's Office, volunteers, and senior citizens. Uniformed TRIAD officers check on elderly persons living alone or in frail health. If TRIAD assistance is requested, all efforts are coordinated by the TRIAD. This program receives no tax dollars and relies solely on volunteers who operate on donations only. If you would like to volunteer for this vital community service, know anyone who needs TRIAD assistance, or make a donation please call the TRIAD office direct at 812-988-5606.
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