Sheriff Steve Bush attended Indiana State University where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in criminology with a minor in psychology. He is also a graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and throughout his career he has attended thousands of hours of continuing education and specialized training in policing theories and practices.
He was hired in 1991 at the New Albany Police Department where he served for over 31 years. During his time at the NAPD he has progressed steadily through the ranks and retired as a merit captain commanding a patrol shift. Throughout his career he had been a part of every section within the department. He served as a patrol officer, bike patrol coordinator, detective, serving as commander of the detective division, and a member of the police executive staff overseeing budgets and payroll. During his tenure on the executive staff, he saw a need for a proactive policing unit, which he created, to focus police attention on repeat offenders. That unit is still active today improving the quality of life for the citizens of New Albany. During his career with the NAPD he also served as a member of the Metro SWAT Team, a police instructor and field training officer.
Sheriff Bush was an elected member of the Georgetown Township Advisory Board in 2002. He was elected as a Floyd County Commissioner in 2004. He then was re-elected two consecutive terms serving a total of 12 years, he was selected by his colleagues to be president 6 of those years. In 2016 he was awarded the Sagamore Award, signed by then Governor Mike Pence. Sheriff Bush considered it a great honor to serve our community as a commissioner and was extremely proud and honored to receive such a high award.
Chief Deputy Jeff Firkins
Administrative Division Commander
Chief Deputy Jeff Firkins joined the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department in 1999. He began his tenure with the Department as a Corrections Officer before being hired as a Merit Police Officer. Chief Firkins has served as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, and School Resource Officer. He has served as the Commander of the Hostage Negotiation Team and a Detective Captain, leading the operations of the investigations of the Criminal Investigations Division. Chief Firkins most recently served as a Lieutenant in the Patrol Division. Chief Firkins currently serves as the Administrative Division Commander
Chief Firkins has served as President and Secretary of Frank C. Denzinger Lodge 171 of the Fraternal Order of Police and is a former Chairman of the Floyd County Police Merit Officer’s Bargaining Committee. He is a graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and the Administrative Officer’s Course of the Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville. Throughout his career he has attended thousands of hours of continuing education and specialized training in policing theories and practices including Reid Interview and Interrogation and the Southern Police Institute’s Homicide Investigation Course.
Colonel Scott Evans
Operations Division Commander
Colonel Scott Evans joined the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department in 2001 after serving 6 ½ years with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department. During his tenure with the Department, he has served as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Detective, Patrol Lieutenant, Metro SWAT Team Commander, Crash Reconstruction Team Commander, and a member of the Sheriff’s Executive Staff.
Col. Evan's earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Indiana Wesleyan University and is a graduate of the University of Louisville’s Southern Police Institute Senior Leadership Program. Colonel Evans currently serves as the Operations Division Commander responsible for the operations of Patrol, Communications and Corrections Sections of the Department.
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