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Ripley County Sheriff Jeff Cumberworth is accepting scholarship applications. The "Mums for Education" program has raised enough money for three $1000 scholarships to be given to students who are pursuing a degree in criminal justice. Applications are available from each school guidance counselor, the Sheriff's Office, Sheriff's website or The Ripley County Community Foundation and will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on April 20, 2018. Details and criteria are listed on the application.




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 Office has received calls regarding scammers using the office phone number for solicitation calls. The caller says that they are a representative from the Sheriff's Office and that you have papers to be served to you. If you get calls like this, do not give the caller any information. You can verify with the Sheriff's Office if you have paperwork. If you have questions or concerns, please call the Sheriff's Office at 812-689-5558.




The Ripley County Sheriff's Office currently has an opening for a Jail Officer. This position is for the night shift.
*18 years old
* High school diploma or equivalent
* Benefits
Apply in person at the Ripley County Sheriff's Office Monday through Friday 8 am to 4 pm. Applications are also available on the website. For further information call 812-689-5558.




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Many citizens are receiving calls and messages from someone claiming to be with the IRS. Some calls are automated recordings. The caller states that you owe taxes and wants you to send money or be sued or arrested. Sheriff Cumberworth advises citizens to disregard the calls. Do not send money and do not give the caller any personal information. If you are unsure if the caller is legitimate, please call the Indiana Department of Revenue or the Internal Revenue Service to verify.


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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