Washington County
Sheriff's Department

Sheriff Roger Newlon

Roger Newlon


     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 Indiana. 



Washington County Sheriff Department
801 Jackson St.
Salem,  Indiana  47167
(812) 883-5999
                                                                                                                                                                                             July 3, 2015