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Scott County sheriff selected as Indiana Sheriff of the Year

Jerry Goodin started his term as Scott County Sheriff with decades of experience with Indiana...
Jerry Goodin started his term as Scott County Sheriff with decades of experience with Indiana State Police under his belt.(WAVE 3 News)
Updated: Oct. 26, 2020 at 9:07 AM EDT
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SCOTT COUNTY, Ind. (WAVE) – A southern Indiana sheriff was honored as the Indiana Sheriff of the Year.

The association’s board of directors announced they selected Scott County sheriff Jerry Goodin for the award.

According to the association, Goodin was selected for his “firm but fair approach to crime, his offices record number of criminal arrests, his implementation of Community Oriented Policing techniques into Scott County, his relentless pursuit of arresting drug dealers, his program for drug addicts once they are incarcerated in the Scott County Jail, his programs to teach offenders how to assimilate back into society, his job skills training for inmates, the fact he was able to have the Scott County Jail pass the state jail inspection for the first time in over twenty years and his open ear/open door policy for every citizen of Scott County.”

Goodin was chosen out of the 92 sheriffs in Indiana.

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