Enforcement Staff

Chief Deputy Chad Willett

Chief Deputy Chad Willett

Chief Deputy Chad Willett is the second-in-command of the Sheriff’s Department, and in the absence of the Sheriff, acts on his behalf. He has authority over all areas, but just as with the Sheriff, functions through the chain of command.

The Enforcement Division of the Noble County Sheriff’s Department has the responsibility of enforcing the laws of the state, both criminal and traffic, throughout Noble County. Enforcement support is provided to other local police departments when requested.

The Enforcement Division is comprised of 21 sworn officers, which are divided into various areas of responsibility, serving the community around the clock, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Due to the number of deputies actually on duty at any given time, it is sometimes necessary to prioritize calls for an officer’s response based upon the severity and number of calls received.

Shift Supervisors

  • Sergeant Terry Waikel, First Shift
  • Sergeant Johnny Richie, Second Shift
  • Sergeant Chris Moriarty, Third Shift

Merit Deputies

  • Deputy Doug Ewell
  • Deputy Shane Coney
  • Deputy Brian Walker
  • Deputy Todd Weber
  • Deputy Shafter Baker
  • Deputy Carey Coney
  • Deputy Kyle Hartman
  • Deputy Whitney Dangello
  • Deputy Michael Polly
  • Deputy Tanner Lock
  • Deputy Min Miller

Civil Process

  • *Officer Steve Lawson

Investigations

  • Detective Sergeant Joe Hutsell
  • Detective Sergeant Shawn Dunafin
  • Sergeant Dean Gillespie, Crime Scene/Evidence Technician
  • One additional investigator is permanently assigned to the DEA Drug Task Force

School Resource Officer

  • Deputy Brandon Chordas

Court Security

  • Officer John Pfeiffer
  • Officer Jeremy Grace

Sheriff’s Reserve Program

The Reserve Program was formed in 1977, as a volunteer component of the Sheriff’s Department and is currently comprised of 13 members who devote countless hours each year serving the community.

Reserve Deputies are appointed by the Sheriff, upon approval by the Sheriff’s Merit Board, and are professionally trained and duly sworn law enforcement personnel serving in a capacity similar to a full-time merit officer. Reserve Deputies perform general law enforcement duties including crime prevention and investigation, responding to calls, traffic control and enforcement.

Each officer must complete a 40 hour pre-basic training course and maintain a minimum of 16 hours of approved in-service training each year. In addition, they attend monthly meetings and each officer works a minimum of 12 hours per month on patrol. Basic eligibility requirements for reserve program applicants are:

  • Must be a United States Citizen.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Weight must be in reasonable proportion to height.
  • Must be a high school graduate or holder of a valid graduation equivalency diploma.
  • Must possess a valid Indiana operator’s license.
  • Must not have had a felony conviction.
  • Must not have falsified an application.
  • Must be a United States Citizen.
  • Must be a United States Citizen.

If interested in becoming a member of the Sheriff’s Reserve Program, contact the Sheriff’s Department for further information.