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Jim Cowan Sheriff
Rush County Sheriffs’ Office

131 East First Street
Rushville Indiana 46173


Phone: 765-932-2931
Fax: 765-932-2467
Emergency: 911

This page is not used to report crimes or request assistance. As it is not monitored at all times. For emergencies please call 911. For non emergencies 765-932-2931.

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12-12-16 Rush Co. Sheriff's Report To Commissioners

Unit # – Mileage – Last week – Year to Date
7020 – 83873 – 239 – 13976
7040 – 71647 – 647 – 29432
7041 – 98118 – 342 – 12990
7042 – 50145 – 471 – 31622
7043 – 61920 – 335 – …

Part Time Jail Officer Position Available

ATTENTION: The Rush County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for the position of part time jail officer. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, have a high school diploma, a valid driver’s license, and willing to submit to a background ch…

Coats For Kids!

It’s that time of year again!!! Donate your gently used or new coats to Rush County Fraternal Order of Police Coats 4 Kids. Coats can be dropped off at the Rushville Police Department or the Rush County Sheriff’s Depa…

8-22-16 Rush Co. Sheriffs Report To Commissioners



  • 468 Last week/ 13,086 year-to-date


  • 2,064 Hours Year to date

Matron Report:

  • 471 O-H
  • 10 New warrants last week/ 433 year to date
  • 12 Warrants served last week/ 365 year to date
  • 1 Rec…


Jonathan C. Messer, 39 y/o, *is wanted for Failure to Appear for Burglary and Theft. If you have an…

2016 Semi Annual Activity Report


Sheriff James Cowan has released the following report of activity for the Rush County Sheriff’s office from January 1st to June 30th, 2016.

Total calls for service by all emergency responder agencies (Law Enforcement, Fire, and…

EMPLOYMENT Part-Time Dispatcher

Rush County Sheriff’s Dept. is accepting applications for part-time dispatcher. Position entails working all shifts, weekends and holidays. Requirements include: United States citizen, high school graduate, pass background check, pass alcohol and …

5-31-16 Sheriff's Report To Commissioners



  • 460 Last week/ 7,972 year-to-date


  • 1,347 Hours Year to date
    *Fire Arms Training next week

Matron Report:

  • 489 Active warrants
  • 152 New warrants last week/ 283 year to date
  • 11 Warrants se…

4-18-16 Sheriff's Report To Commissioners



  • 445 Last week/ 5,527 year-to-date


  • Active Shooter Training Last Week
  • 1022 Hours Year to date

Matron Report:

  • 503 Active warrants
  • 15 New warrants last week/ 205 year to date
  • 6 Warran…
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