Current Sheriff: Leonard “Sam” Hobbs

Welcome to the Owen County Sheriff’s Office homepage! You may also visit us on our Facebook page. Or email us at sheriff@owencounty.in.gov.

We are committed to serving the community through integrity .

Owen County is located in South Central Indiana. We are 450.7 square miles and consist of a little over 20,800 people. The  road officers patrol 712 road miles of county roads and highways. Owen County was formed in 1819 and named after Colonel Abraham Owen. He died in the Battle of Tippecanoe. Owen County is home to McCormick’s Creek State Park.

We hope that this website is helpful and useful. By keeping the public informed, we hope to maintain a higher level of safety.


Information presented on this website is collected, maintained, and provided for the convenience of the site visitor/reader. While every effort is made to keep such information accurate and up-to-date, the Owen County Security Center cannot certify the accuracy and/or authenticity of any information. The reader should not rely on this information in any manner.  Under no circumstances shall Owen County, the Sheriff of Owen County, or the employees of Owen County be liable for any decisions, actions, or omissions made from reliance on any information contained herein from whatever source. Owen County Sheriff’s Office shall not be liable for any other consequences from any such reliance.