Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 2640 Duncan Road, Lafayette, 47904 IN
  • Chief:
Phone: 765-423-9388
Fax: 765-423-4155

Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office is located at 2640 Duncan Road, Lafayette, 47904 IN. The Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office phone number is 765-423-9388.

Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office News

************POSSIBLE PHONE SCAM************* We received a complaint from a local resident that they received a call from Lt. Goldsmith of the Tippecanoe County Sheriff Department. The caller stated Lt. Goldsmith wanted to take care of some legal matters. The call came from 765-374-5988. Other numbers might be 765-374-5188 or 765-374-5788. We made a few calls to that number but were never able to speak with anyone or leave a voice message. In talking with the complainant we learned that this is the second business to be called from someone claiming to be Lt. Goldsmith. Please be aware that our agency is not making these calls and do not call them back or give them any personal information if you speak with someone.

Are you interested in a multi-tiered challenge of fast paced decision making? This will require common sense and the ability to handle stress. Apply today for a career where you will actively make a difference in your community! Tippecanoe County: 911 – Communications Officer http://www.tippecanoe.in.gov/470/Employment On the bottom of the page under Helpful Links: 'Jobs/Employment', Sheriff, and then select 'Communication Officer'

The Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office would like to introduce Deputy Jacob Shupe. Shupe is originally from southern Indiana where he attended high school before traveling up north to pursue his Bachelors degree from Purdue University. Jacob received his degree and decided that he wanted to apply for a department of the community that he now called home. Jacob was hired in early 2018 and attended the ILEA Basic Academy, graduating on September 30th, 2018. Jacob looks forward to returning to our community and continuing his training in our Field Training Program. Congrats Jacob and good luck with the next phase of your career as a Deputy Sheriff.

Please contact us if you recognize these individuals.

Come on out to the Labor Day Festival at Columbian Park today and visit the Sheriff’s booth. Plenty of activities to try and challenges to take for the kids to win cool prizes. Event concludes at 3:30 PM.

We are seeing a new scam/fraud method being used through Facebook. They way we have seen this work is you get a Facebook message from a friend. The message might start with "Hello" or "Hi". You respond and then you get a message about a new grant or loan opportunity available to you or the message will talk about how your "friend" received money from "some random business". If you reply you eventually get a phone number to contact and then you are asked for your personal information. DO NOT REPLY TO THESE MESSAGES. Contact your friend and let them know about the messages coming from their account.

A reminder that Tuesday is the first day back for students in the Tippecanoe School Corporation. Some students will be learning new routines, returning students will fall into old routines, and some morning traffic will need to adjust to the change. Please plan on leaving a few minutes early, practice patience, and be alert for stopping school buses and school zone speed limit times. We hope everyone has a safe start to the school year!

Last week, the Tippecanoe Explorer Post #2352 had the privilege of attending the 2018 National Law Enforcement Explorer Conference hosted at Purdue University. During the week our two adult Advisors and eleven youth Explorers had the opportunity to grow in their knowledge of law enforcement through seminars, competitions and interaction with posts from around the United States. In total there were approximately 2100 attendees from Alaska, California, Puerto Rico, New York, and everywhere in between. Post #2352 would like to publicly thank Sheriff Richard for providing the opportunity for our post to attend. Without his support, our participation would not have been possible. In addition, we would like to recognize the accomplishment of Explorer Lt. Greta Shaffer. Out of a large number of youth participants, Greta placed 2nd in the nation in her age category for the Physical Fitness Test. This test consisted of a 300 meter timed run, max push-ups in one minute, max sit-ups in one minute, and a timed 1.5 mile run. A great accomplishment for Greta and a wonderful moment as our local post was represented at the end of the week awards ceremony. Congratulations to all of the Explorers!!

It's that time of the year again. Several of our staff members have been assisting with setting up our tent for this upcoming week at the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds. Make sure to stop by to visit to see our cars, talk with Deputies and staff, and to pick up some giveaways!

Deputy Sheriff Now Accepting Applications! Greetings, It's that time again!! If you are interested applying for a Merit Deputy position, the Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office is in the preliminary stages of the hiring process. Applicants will need to go to the following web address to complete a Sheriff’s Office online “pre-application:” http://www.tippecanoe.in.gov/FormCenter/Sheriffs-Department-6/Sheriff-Deputy-PreApplication-47 We are accepting all pre-applications that have been submitted after September 1, 2017 Pre-Applications will be accepted through September 15, 2018 at 1200 hours for this current process . The minimum standards required for a position as a Merit Deputy are as follows: -At least 21 years of age -Must be a resident of Tippecanoe County within 1 year of appointment -No felony convictions -No misdemeanor conviction of domestic violence -Possess a valid Indiana Driver's License (or obtain one within 60 days of establishing residency) -Possess high school diploma (or GED) -United States Citizen The Sheriff’s Office will be holding both the physical agility and written examinations in late-September 2018. Please plan on this day being a full day for our testing procedures. More information will be sent upon receipt of pre-application. The Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office uses the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy “Exit” physical standards, which can be accessed at the following web address: http://www.in.gov/ilea/2338.htm. Any questions, I can be contacted at the below phone number. Regards, Gregory D. Frantz Lieutenant - Administrative Services Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office 2640 Duncan Road Lafayette, IN 47904 (765)-423-9388 Ext. 3248

Water Response Team has team members on the water and working the tent today at Wabash Riverfest.

UPDATE: IDENTIFIED The Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help in identifying the person below. The person is a person of interest in a recent burglary. If you have any information about this person please contact Detective Rohler at 765-423-9321 or you can call the We-Tip hotline at 1-800-78 Crime.

The Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office would like to introduce and congratulate our (2) graduates of the 214th Indiana Law Enforcement Basic Academy class, Deputy Conner Lefever and Deputy Mac Carter. A special congratulations to Deputy Lefever who received an academic achievement award for graduating #2 in the class. After 15 weeks at the ILEA Basic Academy, both Deputies will return to Tippecanoe County to start their Field Training Program. We look forward to having these Deputies back serving in our community.

The Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office has received more complaints where people are being contacted by an individual claiming to be a member of our department and are calling about missing jury duty. The recent complaints are using the name of an actual deputy and ask the person to go to the store and purchase different types of gift cards. They are then asked to give the number from the gift card to the “deputy” so the fee can be paid and punishment can be avoided. Please know that the Sheriff’s Office does NOT contact individuals by phone for this matter. If you receive one of these calls you are encouraged to hang up and not give the caller any information. If you have any information on these calls please call 765-423-9388.

The Tippecanoe County Sheriffs Office would like to invite you to attend the following presentation at the Heartland Community Church on May 21st. No pre-registration is required! Social Media is ever changing and is a important part of our teens lives. With this presentation, we would like to educate parents in our community about some of the dangers associated with social media. Positives, Pitfalls and Trends Presentation for Parents of Today’s Teens MONDAY, MAY 21st – 6:30pm HEARTLAND COMMUNITY CHURCH 3900 East 300 North, Lafayette Presented by the Tippecanoe Sheriff’s Office in Cooperation with Tippecanoe School Corporation, Lieutenant Robert Goldsmith, SRO Aaron Gilman, SRO Rob Rush, and Cybersecurity Literacy and Outreach Coordinator Ashley Greeley

Administrative Assistant Day Luncheon. Pictured left to right: Kasey, Lorna, Chip, Melisa, Kelly, Gloria, Stefanie, Lizet. Thank you for everything that you do!

Are you a student age 14-20? Do you have an interest in a Law Enforcement career? The Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office will be hosting a Tippecanoe County Explorers Post open house on Monday, May 14th from 6:30p-7:30p. At this meeting, you will meet some of the Adult Leadership and current Explorer Members who will acquaint you with the Exploring program and answer any questions you and/or your parents may have regarding the activities and information provided by this program. Please see below for additonal information.... I invite you to become a member of the Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office Explorer program. Exploring is a co-ed program open to students that are between the ages of 14 – 20 who have completed the eighth grade. The purpose of this program is to provide you with information about careers in all types of law enforcement, to answer any questions you may have regarding the profession, to participate in hands-on projects demonstrating law enforcement principles, and to give back to your community through leader guided service projects. Join us for activities in crime scene investigation, patrol techniques, fingerprinting, K-9 handling, firearms handling and safety, and much more! This program is a year round program and will meet twice a month on Monday evenings in addition to any specifically scheduled activity dates. An informational meeting will be held on Monday, May 14th, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Tippecanoe County Law Enforcement Building located at 2640 Duncan Road, Lafayette. At this meeting you will meet some of the Adult Leadership and current Explorer Members who will acquaint you with the Exploring program and answer any questions you and/or your parents may have regarding the activities and information provided by this program. Should you wish to apply for participation in the program, you will be asked to write a one-page essay expressing your interest in law enforcement, outlining your passion for the career, why you want to participate in this program, and what you hope to learn. Applicants are also asked to provide one letter of recommendation by a non-family member and two other references who may be contacted regarding your application. Applicants will need to fill out a personal information form (available at open house or upon request) and mail, or deliver it, along with your essay and references to Explorer Post 2352, 2640 Duncan Road, Lafayette, IN 47904. There is much interest in this program and spots are limited, so please mail back or deliver your signed registration form and essay post marked no later than May 28th. Students selected must successfully pass a background check with the Sheriff’s Office to take part in this program. Interviews for selection to the Post will be conducted on June 4th. If you have any questions, please contact Deputy Aaron Gilman with the Exploring program at (765) 423-9388 or send an email to asgilman@tippecanoe.in.gov. Cost for the program is a $30.00 annual fee. Sincerely, Sheriff Barry Richard

The Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office was proud to participate in the first annual Law Enforcement Day hosted by Ivy Tech Community College. Several of our specialty teams were represented at this event and were on hand to answer questions from students and the public and to introduce our equipment. Specialty teams that were represented from the Sheriff's Office included: The Special Response Team (SRT), The Water Rescue Team (WRT), The Explosives Ordinance Disposal Team (EOD Bomb Team), The Drone Team, and Deputy Popp and his K-9 partner Vegas. Thank You to the Tippecanoe County Explorers Post for assisting our agency with this event and a special "Thank You" to the staff of Ivy Tech for hosting this for the students and our community.

***Road Closure Alert scheduled for March 22.*** Please see the press release below for a road closure coming up on Thursday, March 22 on North River Road. If you would normally be traveling during these times, please seek alternate route. March 20, 2018 ROAD CLOSURE ( 3/22/2018 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM ) North River Road between Happy Hollow and Soldiers Home Road On Thursday March 22, 2018, beginning at 12:30 P.M., North River Road will be CLOSED between Happy Hollow Road and Soldiers Home Road. Please seek an alternate route of travel. North River Road is scheduled to re-open no later than 3:00 P.M., March 22, 2018. Members of the Tippecanoe County Water Response Team will be working from North River Road, near the 3300 block. Water Response Team members will be working to remove a vehicle from the Wabash River. The vehicle previously crashed into the River on March 1, 2018. Sgt. Matthew Couch Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office

Congratulations to our newest Deputy, Daniel Strong. Daniel returns to his hometown of Lafayette after working as an IMPD Officer. We welcome Deputy Daniel Strong to the Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office family!

Inmate visitation is cancelled for today, Friday, 2/23/18. Regular visitation will resume on Sunday, 2/25/18, during regular scheduled hours. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.

*** Attention Area Motorists *** With the rising river and low lying areas causing the flooding within our community, the Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office would like to caution motorists. There are several county and state roads already closed. Please do not drive around “Road Closed” signs and please use extreme caution when “High Water” signs are present! Even though it may look safe, a vehicle could be swept away in a current with just a few inches of water, creating a very dangerous situation for you and for the emergency personnel responding. If you come across high water and do not see signage, please contact the Sheriff’s Office so that we can notify either the State or the County Highway to post the proper signage and/or close the road. Photo was taken on SR 43 N at Happy Hollow Road.

Exicting News!!! Coming Soon: GTL Telecommunications and the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office have partnered to offer "Remote Video Visitation" set to go live starting March 8, 2018. This visitation system offers the following benefits: 1. Free onsite video visits. 2. Low cost for at-home visits 3. Quick & easy to register & schedule your visits online 4. A scheduling kiosk will be located in the lobby for added convenience. For registration, scheduling, and additional information please visit https://tippecanoein.gtlvisitme.com. Informational brochures will also be available at the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office lobby.