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Become a 911 Communications Operator

Interested in Becoming a 911 Communications Operator?

Switzerland County Sheriff’s Office is looking for qualified applicants who are interested in a rewarding career as a 911 Emergency Dispatcher

– Do you have a desire to help others in emergency situations? – Are you a person with the ability to make decisions under pressure? – Are you looking for an unusual, yet rewarding career?

If the answer is “YES” please keep reading:

Switzerland County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring for the position of second shift dispatcher.

Job Description

Operate radio, telephone and computer equipment at our emergency response center. Receive reports from the public on crimes, disturbances, fires and medical or police emergencies. Provide medical instructions to callers as needed. Relay information to law enforcement and emergency response personnel.

Training, Education, and Experience

– Must be a high school graduate.

– Must be able to obtain and maintain Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

– Must successfully complete the IDACS operator course, including passing a nationwide criminal history check.

– Must successfully complete the PowerPhone Emergency Medical Dispatch Course.

Applicants must

– Be willing to work 12-hour rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays

– Have the ability to multitask.

– Be able to work both independently and as part of a dynamic team.

– Be resourceful and respond well to pressure situations.

– Have exceptionally strong computer skills.

– Work cooperatively with other agencies.

– Have exceptional speaking and active listening skills.

– Be dependable/reliable.

– Perform other related duties as needed.

The job offers full benefits including health insurance, paid vacation, and sick leave.

The approximate starting rate is $17+ per hour, depending on training or experience.

You can pick up an application in the lobby of the: Switzerland County Sheriff’s Office 405 Liberty Street Vevay, Indiana 47043

We will be accepting applications until January 1st, 2024 If you have any questions, please call 812-427-3636.

If you would like an application e-mailed to you, send a request to

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The Switzerland County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page was created to help keep the community informed of different events, news, and activities. This page is not a crime reporting page as it is not monitored 24/7, so in the event you need emergency services, please call 911. If you have non-emergent information you would like to report, please contact the dispatch center at 812-427-3636. Please call 812-427-2057 if you have any questions regarding the jail, inmates (including visitation, commissary, phone cards, bonds, charging information, mugshot requests, etc.), or jail employment opportunities.
Please remember when commenting, the use of foul language or derogatory comments will not be permitted and will be removed. This page is not intended for complaints against our officers or this office, and such comments will be removed. We have a procedure in place for those issues (please contact the Sheriff at 812-427-3636 regarding those issues).
We also realize many citizens in the community are friends, relatives, or know the Deputies personally; however, we ask if you need immediate assistance or wish to report something, please contact dispatch directly. The Deputies may be on their day off, vacation, family outing, etc. and we would not want to delay a response or assistance if needed.
Sincerely, Sheriff Brian L. Morton

Bond Information

Bail sign.Any inmate who has a bond set either by the Judge or by a bond schedule will be eligible to bond out of jail.  An inmate’s bond can be paid at any time.  Contacting a bondsman is the responsibility of either the inmate or a family member.  CASH ONLY bonds can be paid directly to the jail without going through a bondsman.  Have EXACT AMOUNT OF CASH when bonding an inmate out of jail.  NO PERSONAL CHECKS ARE ACCEPTED.

For your convenience, the following bonding agents are approved to execute bonds with this facility:

Bob Neeley Bail Bonding                  513-310-6563

Barney’s Bail Bonding                       513-313-2955  or  800-490-1535

Freebird Bail Bonding                       812-413-3112

Gary Good                                          800-320-6928  or  812-537-4007

John Stewart                                      812-599-4098

Lady Liberty Bail Bonding                812-599-3722

Mark Sutter                                       812-273-5473  or  812-871-6868

Web Bail Bonding                            866-647-4447  or  812-537-4447

NOTE –  The Switzerland County Jail does not endorse any one bondsman over another.


You can contact the facility with any questions not covered in the information above the following two ways:

Immediate inquiries                                               Jail Phone Line (812) 427-2057

Email inquiries (no immediate response)              LuAnn Schaefer, Jail Commander


General Inmate Information

Prison interior


Please address all mail in the following manner:

 Inmate’s Name
 C/O Switzerland County Jail
 405 Liberty Street
 Vevay, IN 47043


All incoming mail must have the sender’s full name and return address on the outside of the envelope or the mail will not be delivered to the inmate.  All incoming mail will be opened by the jail staff and inspected for contraband or funds.  The only items that may be  mailed to an inmate are soft cover books (only if mailed directly from the publisher), letters, cash, money orders or stamps.  Colored pages or computer printed materials will not be delivered.  Attorney client correspondence will be opened in the presence of the inmate to whom it is addressed.


Property of a released inmate will be given to them upon release from our facility.  If the inmate is released from another facility, the property will be held for up to one year.  Any items not picked up after one year will be destroyed.


Money can be placed on an inmate’s account at any time.  $10 and $20 phone cards may be purchased through jail staff at any time and are distributed to the inmates once a day. Note: Exact change is required.


Inmates will have access to commissary three (3) times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays unless under disciplinary action for violation of a jail rule.  Commissary may not be available on select holidays.


You can contact the facility with any questions not covered in the information above the following two ways:

Immediate inquiries                                               Jail Phone Line (812) 427-2057

Email inquiries (no immediate response)              LuAnn Schaefer, Jail Commander


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