Hancock County Sheriff's Office

Hancock County Sheriff Brad Burkhart

Sheriff Brad Burkhart would like to welcome you to the Sheriff's Department website for Hancock County Indiana.

This website provides a variety of resources and information about this office and its functions, facilities, and services provided.

If you are unable to find what you need using the top menu or list of links, please use the search field.


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June 5-9 
Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 4:00PM

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.

Web-site is Updating  Go to  Hancock County Web page  for application




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

Apply Online www.empco.net/ind/
and Email bfoy@hancockcoingov.org


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 All offices are fully re-opened at this time

PLEASE NOTE: During Continued Covid-19 conditions, our offices are open, however we do require a mask to enter the building.

You can reach us @ 317-477-1147 with any questions.   You can also utilize any of the listed web-sites.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding at this time.


This process is now closed 3-7-2022


Hancock County Sheriff's Office




The Hancock County Sheriff's Office in Greenfield, Indiana has positions open for three Merit Deputies. This process will serve to fill the three openings and compile a list of candidates for future Merit Deputy positions. The department offers competitive pay, great benefits, up-to-date equipment, quality training, a new, state-of-the-art facility opening soon, and is a growing county filled with a supportive community.

The salary matrix starts at $51,000 increasing to $56,000 by year three, $60,000 by year 5, and continued annual increases, plus any rank or specialty pay. Lateral transfers have the potential to start at $53,500.

The first step of the process will be Physical Agility Testing on April 2, 2022 at 9:00am at the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department. Subsequent steps will include a written test, formal application, structured oral interview (by officers), a comprehensive background check, and merit board interview. Candidates offered employment will also be required to pass physical and psychological screening through Public Safety Medical.  

Minimum requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • At least 21 years old
  • Current Valid Driver’s License
  • Clean Criminal Record

To participate in the process, candidates must apply through www.PublicSafetyApp.com no later than March 7, 2022.

Please direct questions regarding this position to rharris@hancockcoingov.org

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

Applicants are responsible for checking their email and logging into their PoliceApp, PublicSafetyApp, FireFighterApp or EmployementApp account to monitor for emails, scheduling and process updates.


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