the Dearborn County Sheriff's Department
Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department (Indiana) is organized into several classifications: Administration, Sworn Officers,
Reserve Deputies; Special Deputies; Detectives; Hidden Valley Rangers; Jail Officers; and, the Special Crimes Unit. During 2006, the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department handled over 9,000 calls for service. The Dearborn
County Law Enforcement Center was built between 1990 and 1991. The sheriff when the building was built was Sheriff Russell
Cunningham who was completing his second four-year term when the facility was built. The new facility was built on the west
end of High Street, replacing the old jail that was located just next to the courthouse.
Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center is a 200+ bed facility that also accommodates the sheriff's department. The Dearborn
County Law Enforcement Center has 24-hour-a-day surveillance cameras that keep a constant eye on both the inside and outside
of the facility. In addition to the above listed offices, there is also an attached sally port where inmates are unloaded
from vehicles. The sally port is completely secure and keeps inmates from fleeing an officer and trying to escape while being
escorted from the police car to the jail. The Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center is equipped with computers and other
modern-day equipment in order to keep the facility an up-to-date law enforcement building.