Sheriff's Office

Corrections Officer Selection Process
The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for Correctional Officers for employment openings at the Adult Jail and the Women’s Annex.  Hamilton County offers a wide variety of exciting benefits to employees, including:

-Base annual salary of more than $38,000

-Outstanding medical, dental, and vision insurance, including employee health clinic

-Retirement benefits and matching deferred compensation programs

-Paid vacations, holidays, and overtime opportunities

-Uniforms and equipment provided

-Opportunities for advanced training, special teams, and promotions

Effective with this selection process, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Jail Division has implemented a new application/testing procedure utilizing the Indiana Sheriff’s Association Testing Program conducted by EMPCO. A wide variety of testing times and locations are available around the state.  Interested applicants must register for a Corrections Test date/time at and specify test results be forwarded to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

After the test is complete, download and submit the Application for Corrections Officer (PDF) found at  Make sure to fill in the application completely and submit, by email or mail, the required paperwork along with the application.  Once the test score and application are received, each candidate will be notified about further steps in the selection process.

Test scores and applications must be received by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office prior to November 15 to be considered for the current selection process with new employees beginning work in early 2019.


The Sheriff's Office provides various law enforcement services:
  • Manages the county jail and its prisoners
  • Serves protective orders and warrants
  • Collects delinquent state income taxes
  • Executes the sale of certain properties (Sheriff's Sales)
  • Conveys persons committed to certain state institutions
  • Executes the orders of the County Council and the Board of County Commissioners


Our purpose is to sustain and protect the quality of human life in Hamilton County by providing responsive, efficient and quality public services. Our unselfish service shall be to individuals, families, businesses and our entire community. Our philosophy of teamwork and collaboration will be anchored through shared values:
  • Accountability
  • Commitment
  • Compassion
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Responsiveness

​2017 Annual Report

View the Sheriff's Office 2017 Annual Report by clicking here.

Social Media

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Helpful Phone Numbers

Phone Number
Administration 317-773-1872
Chaplain 317-776-1824
Civil Process
Crime Tip Line (Not Monitored 24/7)
Dispatch 317-773-1282
Dispatch 765-649-1172
Fax 317-776-9835
Investigations 317-776-9887
Jail 317-776-9800
Juvenile Services
Property Room
Sheriff Sales
Tax Warrants