Niagara Foundation pleased to announce a Niagara Luncheon Series with Sheriff Frank Anderson.
John R. Layton was elected Marion County Sheriff in November 2010. As Sheriff, he has the responsibility of leading the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, which consists of 1,050 employees; 750 sworn deputies and 300 civilians. The Marion County Sheriff is responsible for the three Marion County jails, which house an average daily population of 2,500 inmates. The Sheriff’s Office is divided into five Divisions; Jail, Criminal, Civil, Administrative and Emergency Communications Divisions. The Sheriff is also responsible for the management of an annual budget of more than $100 million.
Sheriff Layton was born and raised in Indianapolis. He joined the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in February 1974, beginning a law enforcement career that has spanned four decades and seven Sheriff Administrations. In his early years, Layton worked in the hospital detention ward at Wishard Memorial Hospital and then spent many years as a road patrol deputy responding to calls for help and assistance from citizens. Through his tenure he received several promotions and new responsibilities. He became a detective, first working undercover investigating narcotics and vice violations and then sexual and physical abuse.