Vanderburg County Jail and Important Information
The Vanderburg County Sheriff’s Office stands for Integrity, Compassion, Fairness, and Service.
- Integrity – The Vanderburg County Sheriff’s Office will be sincere and honest in both their personal as well as their professional lives. They strive to serve the public with pride in maintaining the trust the public has for them as well as courage. They aim to uphold the highest moral and ethical standards.
- Compassion – The Sheriff’s Office dedicates themselves to preserving the dignity of each individual in their care by being sensitive but firm. They promise to be indifferent to each person regardless of culture by being patient, caring and kind in their treatment towards their each other.
- Fairness – The Vanderburg County Sheriff’s Office has sworn to treat all people fairly and impartially while upholding the laws of the State of Indiana as well as the Constitution of the United States.
- Service – They have made it their mission to improve and ensure the quality of life for future generations through being professional and offering quality service. They are charged with protecting life and property, preventing as well as solving a crime, making civilians feel safe as well as ensuring civilians have a safe environment. They will work together with the community to solve problems as well as be responsive to the needs and concerns of the community.
Vanderburg County Jail History
The Office of the Sheriff and the law enforcement, judicial as well as correctional functions the Sheriff is expected to perform has existed for more than one thousand years. The word “Sheriff” comes from the English title, “shire-reeve.” The shire-reeve was the most powerful English law authority figure and the King’s representative. Records from before 1000 A.D. show that the shire-reeve had the duty of maintaining order.
When Indiana joined the Union, the first constitution it adopted in 1816 created the office of sheriff. Ever since its creation, the Sheriff’s Office has played a large role in the history of Vanderburg county, Indiana and the United States of America. The term of the Sheriff is four years and carries on until a successor is elected.
Vanderburg County Jail Chain of command
Sheriff Dave Wedding is the current Sheriff of Vanderburg County. He took the Oath of Office for the Office of Vanderburg County Sheriff in May 2014. He is assisted by Chief Deputy Sheriff John H. Strange III and Major Jason Ashworth, Major Chad Ferguson and Major Noah Robinson.
Vanderburg County Jail Facility and Location
The Vanderburg County Jail employs 95 full-time officers. It has 156,722 feet of floor space. 600 inmates can be housed in the facility. Most of the time, prisoners stay at the jail for a short period of time. However, there are times when prisoners spend long periods of time in the jail beginning from their arrest through to their trial and their sentencing. Inmates sometimes stay in the county jail even after being sentenced because of the lack of bed space at the state jail.
The security of the jail is handled by state of the art pneumatically controlled security doors, integrated touchscreen security, over 130 cameras which are on 24/7 and much more. Off-campus and internal visitation is handled by a video visitation system and sometimes a video arrangement system.
Prisoners held in the Vanderburg County Jail range from people charged with offenses like theft and public intoxication to those charged with offenses of rape, burglary, and murder.
Vanderburg County Jail Contact Information
You can write to the Jail and Administration by addressing a mail to the following address.
3500 N. Harlan Ave, Evansville, IN 47711
If you’d like to speak to a representative, you can do so by dialing the following number: (812)421-6200