Switzerland County Seal
Chief Probation Officer

Jeff Theetge - Chief Probation Officer
(P) 812.427.4450
(F) 812.427.4433


Switzerland County Courthouse - Second Floor
212 West Main Street
Vevay, In 47043


Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri - 8:00am - 3:30pm
Thursday - closed


Probation is a form of sentencing not requiring incarceration. It is an alternative to sentencing the defendant to prison. Probation is a privilege rather than a right.


To control, supervise and reintegrate the Defendant at the local or community level through the utilization of resources, treatment, and education.

other duties

(1) conduct prehearing and presentence investigations and prepare reports as required by law;
(2) assist the courts in making pretrial release decisions;
(3) assist the courts, prosecuting attorneys, and other law enforcement officials in making decisions regarding the diversion of charged individuals to appropriate noncriminal alternatives;
(4) furnish each person placed on probation under his supervision a written statement of the conditions of his probation and instruct him regarding those conditions;
(5) supervise and assist persons on probation consistent with conditions of probation imposed by the court;
(6) bring to the court's attention any modification in the conditions of probation considered advisable;
(7) notify the court when a violation of a condition of probation occurs;
(8) cooperate with public and private agencies and other persons concerned with the treatment or welfare of persons on probation, and assist them in obtaining services from those agencies and persons;
(9) keep accurate records of cases investigated by him and of all cases assigned to him by the court and make these records available to the court upon request;
(10) collect and disburse money from persons under his supervision according to the order of the court, and keep accurate and complete accounts of those collections and disbursements;
(11) assist the court in transferring supervision of a person on probation to a court in another jurisdiction; and
(12) perform other duties required by law or as directed by the court.


Probation Clerk

Cheri Weales - Probation Clerk

Switzerland County, Indiana


The mission of the Switzerland County Probation Department is to provide or refer necessary services to the offender toward reducing criminal/delinquent behavior, while balancing the needs of the offender and ensuring the safety of the community.




How can I get in touch with a Probation Officer?

posted on 2014-12-03 by Jeff Theetge from probation

Your Probation Officer may be contacted during these business hours: Monday 8:00AM – 3:30PM Tuesday 8:00AM – 3:30PM Wednesday 8:00AM – 3:30PM Thursday 8:00AM – 12:00PM (Probation Clerk O... read more


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