Mission Statement


The members of the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the citizens of Switzerland County, are dedicated to improving the quality of life by; protecting lives and property, upholding the Constitution of the United States, enforcing the laws of the State of Indiana and serving the needs of the citizens of Switzerland County.  We adhere to a philosophy that allows law enforcement and community residents to work together to prevent and solve crime.  This is our commitment to the citizens of Switzerland County.


Our vision is to become the most progressive and professional Sheriff’s Office in Southeastern Indiana.  This requires the dedication and devotion of each employee in adhering to the fundamental values that we deem essential in order to fulfill our mission.  We encourage community policing in each and every employee of the Sheriff’s Office.  This allows a cohesive strategy between our office and the citizens of Switzerland County in identifying, addressing and preventing problems in our community.  The following core values form the foundation upon which we intend to fulfill our mission.


Honesty – We will be honest in out interactions with the public.  We believe that honesty is the foundation for which we build trust in the community that we serve.

Integrity – We will maintain the highest degree of moral and ethical standards by conducting ourselves in a manner beyond reproach in both our professional and personal lives.

Professionalism – We will take pride in providing the highest of service by being cooperative, well trained, disciplined and dedicated to the principles of professional development.  To be fair, impartial and efficient as we strive to preserve the peace, order and safety of our community.

Teamwork – To join with the citizens of Switzerland County to identify and address community concerns.  This partnership allows our community to develop into a safer neighborhood.