Elkhart County Sheriff's Office

Chief Deputy Holmes

Chief Deputy Sean Holmes


Chief Deputy Holmes began his career with the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office in 1994 with the corrections division. In 1995, he was promoted to the patrol division where he served as a patrol officer for six years. He was promoted to Corporal and then Sergeant in 2001, in 2004 he was promoted to Captain of the patrol division. During his time in the patrol division, he served as a field-training officer (FTO) and was a member of the bike team, dive team, and the Emergency Services Unit (SWAT). He held several positions on the Emergency Services Unit; operator, team leader, and finally commander, serving a total of 15 years with the unit. Chief Deputy Holmes also served as the coordinator for the Elkhart County Traffic Safety Partnership where he earned recognition as the coordinator of the year by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI). He currently serves as a board member for the Drug Free Partnership and has previously served on the board as the Treasurer and Vice President.  Chief Deputy Holmes served in the United States Navy, holds a Master's Degree in Criminology from Indiana State University as well as a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Indiana University and is a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership Academy.