Fulton County Sheriff Dept. News

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Accepting Applications

Source: Fulton County Sheriff's Department

Fulton County Sheriff Department is accepting applications for two road deputies. Applicant must be 21 years of age, hold a valid Indiana driver's license and hold no felony convictions. Applications may be picked up at the Fulton County Auditor's or Sheriff's office. Applications will be accepted through June 11, 2012.


Friday, July 1st, 2011

Monthly Statistics for June, 2011

Source: Fulton County Sheriff's Department

Criminal Case Investigations: 47
Criminal Warrants Served: 24
Juvenile Arrests: 0
Criminal Arrests Excluding Warrants: 24
Uniform Traffic Tickets: 18
Traffic Warnings: 3
Incidents: 545
Fatal Accidents: 0
Personal Injury Accidents: 2
Property Damage Accidents: 1
Car Deer Accidents: 13
Civil Process Papers Served: 478
Inmates Booked: 101
Inmates Released: 98
VIN Checks: 18
Lockouts: 9
Fuel Used: 1,723.4 Gal.
Miles Patrolled: 27,406 Miles


Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Monthly Statistics for May, 2011

Source: Fulton County Sheriff's Department

Criminal Case Investigations: 46
Criminal Warrants Served: 16
Juvenile Arrests: 0
Criminal Arrests Excluding Warrants: 24
Uniform Traffic Tickets: 42
Traffic Warnings: 43
Incidents: 535
Fatal Accidents: 0
Personal Injury Accidents: 7
Property Damage Accidents: 9
Car Deer Accidents: 16
Civil Process Papers Served: 357
Inmates Booked: 100
Inmates Released: 94
VIN Checks: 16
Lockouts: 19
Fuel Used: 2,026.2 Gal.
Miles Patrolled: 32,232 Miles


Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Department Mission Statement

Source: Fulton County Sheriff's Department

Walker Conley, Fulton County Sheriff

ROCHESTER, IN - Fulton County Sheriff, Walker Conley, published a new department mission statement today. The purpose of the mission statement is to provide the citizens of Fulton County with a clear and direct understanding of the Sheriff Department's goals and values.

Read the Fulton County Sheriff Department's Mission Statement »


Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Victim's mom praises cops

Source: The Rochester Sentinel

Author: Christina M. Seiler

"I commend our Rochester city police, state police, sheriff's department, forensics unit, our wonderful prosecutor's office and our coroner who gave their all and worked so quickly to bring this MONSTER to justice. Denny (Reichard, Rochester policeman), no words for you buddy. You did your job and you cared enough about me and my feelings and temperament. You were my rock on March 22, 2010. If anyone out there is ever, and I mean ever, sexually harassed or threatened in any way take it to any of these men, they will help. Obsession is a sickness, it makes you a monster. I don't want anyone to ever go through what I and my family are going through right now. We love our children. We have to protect them."

From the diary of Donna McClure,
mother of murder victim Stephanie Oberg

Donna McClure said Tuesday she's in awe of how fast police moved to find the person believed to have brutally murdered her daughter. Stephanie Oberg, 27, was killed in the early morning hours of March 22 in her Arbor Woods apartment. Her body was discovered about 10:45 a.m. By 3 a.m. March 23, Keith O. Kochenderfer, 32, 1715 Ewing Road, was in custody in Michigan. Two days later he was formally charged and two days after that he was arraigned in Fulton Circuit Court on charges of murder, aggravated battery and battery with a deadly weapon. "They did work very hard and very fast," McClure said. "Forensics, state police, sheriff, drug cops, prosecutor, they were all there. They did a heck of a job." She said the police and prosecution team have been very good to her, filling her in on the investigation - which she characterizes as "not over by any means" - and telling her what they can, "but not everything." She has regular contact with the police if she has questions, or if they have something to share.

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Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Squad car rifles for deputies

Council approves purchase using funds from handgun license fees

Source: The Rochester Sentinel

Author: Christina M. Seiler

Fulton County Sheriff Walker Conley got the go-ahead to increase his deputies' fire power Tuesday. The Fulton County Council approved a $15,000 additional appropriation for seven new Lewis Machine Tool rifles, sights, cases, 14 additional magazines and ammunition. Each rifle is $1,595. The rifles are a police version of the AR-15 used by American soldiers. They are .223 caliber like the AR-15, but do not have a fully automatic mode. The money comes from the handgun application fee fund. There's $42,616 in the fund and it can only be used, Conley noted, for firearms and firearms training. Officers regularly come across people with high-powered automatic rifles in their possession, he said. "With our shotguns we can reach maybe 100 yards. They can reach 300."

"It's nice to even the playing field," Conley said. "Knock on wood, nothin's happened yet." Sheriff's deputies have never had a standoff that resulted in a firefight, Conley said. "If we have them and never have to use them, great," he said. He compares supplying the guns to supplying bullet-proof vests and sees it as a liability issue. "I would say 90 percent of the other agencies, city-county, have rifles. It's just another piece of equipment they should have." Today officers were to begin training with the three rifles already owned by the department. Eventually, there will be a rifle in each squad car. Councilman Jim Widman asked Conley if he wanted night vision for the rifles. He said he does, eventually.


Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Sentinel Interview with

Fulton County Sheriff Walker Conley: Part 1

Source: The Rochester Sentinel


Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Sentinel Interview with

Fulton County Sheriff Walker Conley: Part 2

Source: The Rochester Sentinel


Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Sentinel Interview with

Fulton County Sheriff Walker Conley: Part 3

Source: The Rochester Sentinel