Our Sheriff’s Office consists of the Law Enforcement Services, Detectives, Corrections, Communications, Court Services, and Administration. 

The current facility was commissioned in December 2002, with inmates being moved from the previous jail, which was built in 1890, in February 2003.  The 33,000 sq. ft. building includes the latest in technology and equipment to better facilitate operations and security.

We are better able to serve the public using technology by offering information on this site and beyond. Today’s crimes can be much more complex than ever before and the Sheriff’s Office actively seeks out and works with the community by asking citizens to be vigilant and more conscious of their surroundings.  When citizens report suspicious activity, we are better able to respond to crime as it happens and ultimately make our communities safer for all.  If you “see something, say something.”

If you are interested in more information on crime prevention programs or safety talks for any age range, contact us.  We will customize a presentation for your group.  We also offer gun locks, child car seat inspections, golf cart inspections,  child I.D. programs,  and WEB checks for employment purposes, among many others.

Sheriff Brian Siefker

I am extremely proud of all of the members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. They do an outstanding job serving with pride, professionalism, and dedication.  We are proud to be your first line of defense in homeland security and are striving to make Putnam County a safer place to live.


Promote, preserve, and offer a feeling of security and safety, through quality services and apply and enforce the law — in a courteous, impartial, and concise manner to all members of our community.

Our Goal

This mission is a commitment to quality performance from all Putnam County Sheriff’s Office members. It is critical that all Sheriff’s Office members understand, accept and be aligned with the responsibilities established by this mission. This mission provides the foundation upon which all operational decisions and organizational directives will be based. Directives include rules, regulations, operating policies, procedures and practices.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office mission represents the commitment of this administration to the concepts of quality performance management. In other words, Sheriff’s Office members are expected to work consistently, in a quality manner in the daily performance of those duties, job responsibilities and work tasks associated with this mission. Quality manner means that performance outcomes comply with the performance standards established for this agency and for each Sheriff’s Office member associated with this agency. Examples of performance standards include the oath of office, code of ethics, agency rules, policies, procedures, directives, general and supervisory orders, work productivity and performance behavior.

Each Sheriff’s Office member is required to accept the responsibility for achievement of the mission and publicly register his or her commitment to it and to the concepts of quality service.