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The Ripley County Sheriff's Office currently has an opening for a Jail Officer. Positions will be available January 1, 2019.
*18 years old
* High school diploma or equivalent
* Benefits
*$30,000 per year
Apply in person at the Ripley County Sheriff's Office Monday through Friday 8 am to 4 pm or print an application.
For further information call 812-689-5558.




The Ripley County Commissioners have passed an ordinance regarding false alarm calls to both residences and businesses. This ordinance states that residents and business owners will be charged after the third false alarm call to their property. On the third call a charge of $25 will be imposed, fourth call will be $50 and the fifth call forward will be $100. All fines will be paid at the Sheriff's Office. For questions, please call the Ripley County Sheriff's Office at 812-689-5558.




Ripley County Sheriff Jeff Cumberworth would like to make the public aware of several scams being perpetrated locally. There are slight variations to the scams but they all involve payment or transactions using gift cards.
Please keep in mind that governments, retailers and service providers DO NOT want gift cards as payment. If someone is asking for payment via gift card, it’s a scam. Scammers like gift cards because they are transferable around the globe and nearly impossible to trace. As soon as victims give the card number and PIN, the scammers have their money.
Residents should also be aware that phone numbers appearing on caller ID systems cannot be relied upon to be accurate or true. Modern technology allows telemarketers and others to use “spoof” numbers that appear on caller ID but are not the actual number of the caller.
When scammers use “spoof” telephone numbers and victims provide them with information through email or over t he phone, it is almost impossible for law enforcement to find the perpetrators.
Do not give personal information over the phone or in emails. This is especially important if you did not initiate the request for service. If someone asks you to enter ANY transaction involving a gift card, hang up.
This statement is meant as information to protect the public from phone and email scams. Gift cards that you purchase from retailers, to be given as a gift, are safe.




The Ripley County Sheriff’s Office has recently begun to use a new records management and computer aided dispatch system. This system allows us to add much more information so that we can better serve the community. At this time, we are asking for your help. We would like to add those with special needs to our system in order get them the help they need and handle their situation correctly.
For example, we would add a child with autism with information on his/her address, likes or dislikes, parents contact number, school, etc. or a child with a physical need so that the fire department would know where to find them in the home should there be a fire. We can also add adults with physical needs or Alzheimer’s.
We have a form that we would like for parents or guardians to fill out and return to us with a photo attached. Once this information is returned to the Sheriff’s Office, your child or family member will be added to the system, should an emergency arise, dispatchers will have all of the important information to give to the officers responding.
It is our hope that we can work together to make sure we are handling these delicate calls timely and correctly. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Sheriff's Office at 812-689-5558.
Forms and photographs can be returned to the Sheriff’s Office by mail, email at or in person Monday through Friday 8 am- 4 pm.


The Ripley County Sheriff’s Department has recently subscribed to LeadsOnline, which is a Nationwide database of Pawn/Scrap transactions. This system has played a large role in solving multiple crimes that have occurred in Ripley County in the short time since the Sheriff’s Department started using it. A feature of this database is available to the citizens of Ripley County, called “ReportIt”. This feature is a Safe, Secure, and FREE site where residents can create a list of their valuables, including item descriptions, photographs of the items, scanned receipts, and most importantly the serial numbers of their valuables.

In the event that you are ever the victim of a crime and your property is taken, you can provide the descriptions and serial numbers of the items to Law Enforcement. Having the serial numbers for your valuables and providing those to Law Enforcement significantly increases the chances of your property being recovered, as well as the suspect being identified and held accountable for their actions. For more information please visit the website at



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