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Sheriff Brad Burkhart would like to welcome you to the Sheriff's Office website for Hancock County Indiana.
This website provides a variety of resources and information about this office and it's functions, facilities, and services provided.
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Hancock County Teen Police Academy is offered each year typically in June.  Please watch for next year's information in early spring of 2024
Typically runs 1 full week Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 4:00PM

Applicants must be 14-17 years of age and have no criminal history.

Classes will touch on a variety of Law Enforcement topics, including:  Drunk driving enforcement, Simulated Firearms Training, Evidence/Crime Scene Investigation, Internet Usage, Character Development, Jail & Police Dept Tours, K-9 program, Defensive Tactics, SWAT Team, Physical Training, Traffic Stops,  Building Searches, Tasers, Drug Investigations and more.

Hancock County Sheriff's Office


Correction Officers

The Hancock Jail Division is comprised of staff members tasked with the responsibility for facility and inmate security and inmate transportations. 

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department is seeking to hire Correctional Officers who thrive in a fast-paced work environment and possess great communication skills. A new facility for the sheriff’s department is currently under construction with fresh new furnishings and advanced technology. Hancock County is a great place to grow your career and to work with an existing top-notch team.

Correctional employees receive:

  • - Competitive starting salary, with a matrix for pre-set increases.
  • - Health benefits (Dental & vision options) 
  • - Uniform and firearm provided
  • - Earned Vacation, Personal, and sick days, along with Paid Holidays
  • - 40 hour Jail School by ILEA
  • - Opportunities for additional training Qualifications for Correctional Officer:

Must be at least 21 years of age - High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required - Must possess a valid driver’s license - Ability to pass a background check, drug test, physical and psychological exam - Corrections experience is preferred but not a requirement - Familiarity with security regulations and basic safety procedures

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