Skip links

Main navigation


Martin County Sheriff’s Office is located in Shoals, Indiana.

Our mission: To serve and provide a safe environment for all persons in Martin County, and ensure the quality of life for all through the effective and efficient delivery of law enforcement,
detention, and court services.

We are driven by both a professional and personal commitment to provide the community with the highest level of services, responding to its ever-changing needs. Justice, loyalty, dedication and integrity, both to the Office of the Sheriff, and the public we serve, are our effort.

What We Do

  • The members of the Martin County Sheriff’s Department are committed to excellence in
    law enforcement.
  • We are dedicated to the people, traditions and diversity of our County.
  • In order to protect life and property, prevent crime, and reduce the fear of crime, we will provide service with understanding, response with compassion, performance with integrity, and law enforcement with vision.

About the Martin County Security Center: The Martin County Security Center is a maximum-security facility that houses local, non-local, and Department of Corrections inmates. The Sheriff and Chief Deputy believe in rehabilitating inmates. They offer substance abuse, GED, and literacy programs. These valuable tools help offenders become more productive members of society.

Inmate Visitation
Visitation for all inmates is held Saturdays and Sundays each week between the hours of 9:00am-11:30am and 12:30pm-5pm. Each inmate is allotted a maximum of thirty (30) minutes per weekend for visitation; this allotted time can be in the form of one (1) thirty-minute visit or two (2) fifteen-minute visits. Prior arrangements may be made with Sheriff Roush and/or Jail Commander Brulla if a longer period of visitation time is needed for a special circumstance. Each special circumstance will be evaluated on an individual basis.

All inmates at the Martin County Security Center are allotted a maximum of thirty minutes on Saturdays and Sundays. This allotted time can be broken up into two 15-minute visits. Prior arrangements may be made with the Sheriff if a longer period of time may be need for a special circumstance.

Visitation rules:

  • Cell phones are strictly prohibited during visitation.
  • Each visitor must have a valid photo ID and be at least 18 years of age. Anyone under the age of eighteen shall be accompanied by a legal guardian.
  • Only three visitors and a child are allowed in the visitation room at any given time for a particular inmate.
  • NO unattended children will be allowed in the building at any time during the visit.
  • NO former inmates will be allowed to visit until they have been out of jail for at least thirty (30) days or until approved by the Sheriff or Jail Commander.
  • Martin County Sheriff’s Department reserves the right to refuse anyone the right to visitation or stop visitation at any time.
  • Any visitor who becomes disruptive, disorderly, unruly, or abusive will be removed from the facility immediately. If a violation of Indiana Law has occurred, criminal charges or arrest may occur. The person may also be prevented from further visitation at the Martin County Security Center.
  • Chaplain visitation: Inmates are allowed to have minister visitation within our facility. A
    minister has to be pre-approved through the Jail Commander and/or Sheriff Roush.

Chaplain visitation: Inmates are allowed to have minister visitation within our facility. A minister has to be pre-approved through the Jail Commander and/or Sheriff Roush.

Martin County Sheriff’s Office Administration

318 Capital Avenue
P.O. Box 180
Shoals, IN 47581
P: 812-247-3726
F: 812-247-2226

Travis Roush, Sheriff

Joshua Greene, Chief Deputy

Danielle Murphy, Matron

Joshua Brulla, Jail Commander

Melisa Sorrells, Communications Commander

Current Martin County Sheriff’s Office Deputies

Keith Keller, Major
Tyler Reed, Sergeant – K-9 Verka
John Wright, Corporal
Joshua Seymour, Deputy
Rob Lents, Deputy
Larry Gibson, Deputy – K-9 Spike
Andrea Barnett, Deputy
Johnathan Wells, Deputy

Josh Hughett, Animal Control Officer