Washington County, is located
in the south central region of Indiana, covers 516 square miles. The
County is located 84 miles south of Indianapolis, 143 miles west of
Cincinnati, and 30 miles northwest of Louisville, Kentucky. Salem, the
largest community, serves as the county seat. Other communities in
Washington County include: New Pekin, Campbellsburg, Hardinsburg,
Fredericksburg, Little York, Livonia, Martinsburg and Saltillo.
About 76% of the county's residents live in rural areas. Salem is where
Indiana State Roads 56, 60 and 135 meet, and has a population of
approximately 7,000 residents. Washington County is characterized by
hilly uplands, steep valleys, and broad plains marked with sinkholes.
The northern boundary of the county is formed by the Muscatatuck and
White Rivers. Washington County is served by the Washington County
Sheriff's Dept., Salem City Police Dept. and town marshal's in
Campbellsburg and New Pekin.
The Sheriff's department consists of the Sheriff and 11 full time
officers, of which 2 are detectives, 1 is assigned full time to the
drug team and 8 patrol officers covering 3 shifts 7days a week. The
full time officers are supported by approximately 10 reserve officers,
together this team serves and patrols one of the largest counties in
County Sheriff Department
801 Jackson St.