Tipton County, Indiana

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Jail Division

MISSION

The mission of the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office Jail Division is to serve the community with four resolute standards:

  • Integrity - We will be honest and sincere in our personal and professional We serve with courage and pride in maintaining the public trust by upholding the highest moral and ethical standards.
  • Service - We will dedicate ourselves to improve and ensure the quality of life for future generations through professional and quality We are committed to protecting life and property, preventing, and solving crime, reducing fear and providing a safe environment. We will strive to work in unity with our community to develop a partnership in solving problems and to be responsive to community needs and concerns.
  • Compassion - We will be sensitive, yet firm while dedicating ourselves to preserving the dignity of Our cultural diversity allows us to be patient, caring and kind in our treatment towards each other.
  • Fairness - We will consistently treat all people fairly and impartially in upholding the laws of the State of Indiana and the Constitution of the United States.

Personnel and Facility

The Tipton County Sheriff's Office Jail Division consists of 21 Full Time Corrections Officers, 3 Full-Time Support staff, and 3 Part-Time Support Staff. These employees work 12 hour shifts and are absolutely vital to the safe operations of the Tipton County Jail. The primary function of the Tipton County Jail is to house pre-trial detainees or subjects that have been convicted and ordered to serve time at the county level. The Tipton County Jail also houses persons convicted of Level 6 Felonies who previously were housed by the Indiana Department of Correction. 

The Current Facility was opened in May of 2020. This facility has 36,000 square feet and several unique features. This facility has a central control room that is elevated and can see all areas of the confinement section. The intake or Book-In area is also directly observed by Central Control. This adds an additional safety feature for staff and subjects that are in custody. The general housing bed space is 84, compared to only 27 beds in the previous facility. The new construction also permitted for a housing unit designed for inmates with mental health issues, the first in the state. 

The Corrections and Support Staff is overseen by Jail Commander, Captain Ray Sheppard and Assistant Jail Commander, Lieutenant Kelsey Kirkpatrick. Two additional Sergeants oversee operations on day shift as well as two Corporals on night shift. 

 

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Tipton, IN 46072
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