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Duane Burgess

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Read Tab Description

Our biography tab offers personal information about candidates drawn from their campaign
websites, social pages and staff research as well as information submitted directly to The Indiana

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Full Name : Duane E Burgess
Gender : Male
Education :

  • Indiana law Enforcement Academy in 1992, graduating in class 92-109.

  • Graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy: Graduated from the FBINA class 266, attended the Academy from October 3rd to December 16th, 2016.

Professional Experience :

  • White River Fire Department: Cadet

  • Volunteer Firefighter and a First Responder for White River : 1998

  • Dispatcher for the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office: 1998

  • Corrections Officer for the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office

  •  Security to the Johnson County Courts and Offices.

  • Reserve Officer for the Sheriff’s Office

  • Greenwood Fire Department

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

  • Merit Deputy appointed by Sheriff Doran Miller: 1992.

  • Part-time position as Chief of Police for the City of Southport, leaving in 2008

    •  Road Enforcement: Patrol and enforcement duties, including being a Motorcycle Officer.

    • D.A.R.E Officer: (Drug Abuse Resistance and Education): Working with the school-aged residents of the county.

    • Investigations: Investigating property crimes, child abuse, sex crimes and narcotics

    • Patrol Supervisor: After twelve (12) years of unblemished service, returned to the Enforcement Division as a Sergeant.

    • Explorer Program Post Advisor: Sheriff Terry McLaughlin requested  take over the Explorer Program as the Post Advisor

Political Experience :

  • Command Staff: In 2011, Sheriff Doug Cox promoted Burgess to the rank of Major, as the Commander of the Jail Division.

    • Currently in that position, supervising fifty (50) Corrections Officer, Civil Process, Sheriff Sales and still mentoring the Explorers of Post 841

Org Membership :

  • Master Mason – Union Village Lodge #545,

  • Murat Shrine – Indianapolis,

  • Johnson County Shrine Club (Past President 2012),

  • Johnson County Mini Mystics,

  • Murat Shrine Fireman’s Club,

  • Murat Shrine Police Club,

  • and Fraternal Order of Police – Johnson County Lodge #154.