Lawrence County Sheriff's Department

Sheriff Mike Branham

Like many of you, I have been a citizen of Lawrence County my entire life, and I couldn't choose a better place to live, work and raise a family. Like any other community in our state or country, ours has its challenges. I am confident that the men and women of the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department are prepared to take on those challenges to make Lawrence County an even better community tomorrow than it is today. I consider it a great honor to serve as your Sheriff, and as the leader of this office I feel it is important to set high standards and clear expectations.

We are working to create a culture where everyone knows what is expected. Our mission statement states: "The Lawrence County Sheriff's Department is dedicated to providing a professional public safety organization, partnering with our community to promote a high quality of life for the citizens and visitors of Lawrence County. Our mission is to provide exemplary service and protection through leadership, training and community partnerships; to do so with professionalism and integrity, and without bias; upholding the law and honoring the Constitutions of the United States of America and the State of Indiana."

I expect every man and woman who works here to reflect the tenets of our mission statement in everything they do as a representative of the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department. Working together in partnership with our community, we are here to serve your public safety needs. I encourage you to contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have about the sheriff's office, and I thank you again for allowing me to serve as your Sheriff.

Mike Branham


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TIPLINE: (812) 277-2020

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Contact Info:

Emergencies: Dial 911
General Office: 812-275-3316
Fax: 812-277-2007
Jail Division: 812-277-2014
Location: 1420 I Street, Bedford, IN 47421 

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