Elkhart County Sheriff's Office

Detective Bureau

Detective Bureau

The Detective Bureau staff is tasked with conducting complex and basic criminal, and occasionally civil, investigations. These investigations range from homicide to criminal mischief and harassment allegations. Investigators were placed in either property crimes investigations, the child victims unit or the special victims unit. In addition, the detective bureau is responsible for the following:

  • Warrants
  • Criminal Details
  • Polygraphs
  • Cell Phone Analysis
  • Crime Analysis
  • CSI Lab
  • Drug Drop
  • Public Presentations
  • JDAI (Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative)
  • Child Fatality Review
  • Child Protection Team
  • Sex Offender Registry and Home Checks
  • Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault
  • Computer Forensics
  • ICE (Interdiction Covert Enforcement)
  • Community Oriented Policing
  • Internal Affairs
  • Homeland Security
  • Inmate transports
  • Court Security


Capt. Brian Holloman, Detective Bureau

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Captain Brian Holloman, who has been with the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) since March of 1995, is the commander of the Investigations Division. He currently supervises all investigative operations of the ECSO to include cases involving deaths, crimes of violence, and offenses against property; the management of the Elkhart County Sex and Violent Offender Registry; evidence processing, collection, and maintenance; and oversight of warrant process.

Captain Holloman is a certified Internal Affairs investigator, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) instructor, Field Training Officer, Traffic Crash Reconstructionist, Computer Forensics Specialist, Crime Analyst, and Homicide Investigator. Previously, Captain Holloman was a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) for over twelve years and a DRE instructor for over ten years. He was also a five-year member of the Emergency Services Unit. Captain Holloman previously held the position of law enforcement coordinator for the Elkhart County Fatal Alcohol Crash Team (FACT), a county-wide, multi-jurisdictional crash investigation unit. He has instructed Advanced Crash Investigation I-III, prerequisites for reconstruction school, as well as SFST methodology and DRE methodology. Captain Holloman formerly worked as an undercover officer in the Elkhart County Drug Task Force where he was responsible for informant management, intelligence gathering, as well as case investigation and building in illicit drug sales, prostitution, and the sale of stolen property. Prior to attending the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA), Captain Holloman worked as a security officer in the Elkhart County Jail.

Captain Holloman is a court recognized expert in crash reconstruction and drug recognition examinations. He holds a Master of Criminal Justice degree from Boston University and his undergraduate studies were completed at Ball State University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice & Criminology. Captain Holloman is presently a member of the adjunct faculty in the Criminal Justice Department at Indiana Tech. Between law enforcement and college, he has taught courses on understanding criminal behavior, criminal profiling, crime analysis, policing, ethics in criminal justice, victimology, death investigations, serial crimes, sex offenses, explanative theories of criminal behavior, crime scene processing and reconstruction to name a few.

Captain Holloman has formal training in supervision to include 40-hours of first line supervisor’s school through the Southern Police Institute as well as successfully completed 120-hours of training in the Police Executive Leadership Academy.

On a personal note, Captain Holloman is the father of a son who is on the fetal alcohol spectrum and as a result he is passionate about the need to educate others about the supports necessary for those on the spectrum to have the ability to succeed in life. By recognizing the needs of those on the spectrum, through both personal and professional experiences, Captain Holloman seeks out ways to educate those willing to listen on what an affected person needs and why so that the lessons he and his son had to learn over the course of fifteen undiagnosed years can be used in the hopes of improving the life potential of others like his son.