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Meet Sheriff Rogers' team
When Brad Rogers took office as Elkhart County sheriff in 2011, he assembled a command staff of high character, solid educational background and, of course, vast law enforcement experience.
Undersheriff Sean Holmes
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Undersheriff Holmes started with the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department in 1994 in 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 until 2004 when he became the division captain. During his time in the patrol division he served as a field training officer and was a member of the bike team, dive team, and Emergency Services Unit (SWAT). He has served as the Emergency Services Unit commander and has held positions of operator and team leader. He also serves as the Elkhart County Traffic Safety Partnership grant coordinator as well as the treasurer for the Drug Free Partnership board. Prior to coming to the Sheriff's Department Undersheriff Holmes served in the US Navy and is a graduate from Indiana University at South Bend.

Undersheriff Sean Holmes
Capt. Jeff Siegel, Detective Bureau
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Captain Jeff Siegel started his career in law enforcement as a jail officer with the Lagrange County Sheriff's Department. In 1991, he began working at the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department and was assigned to the Patrol Division. After working a short time in Patrol, Siegel accepted an assignment to work in the multijurisdictional drug unit known at that time as the Elkhart County Drug Task Force. In 1997, he was promoted to the position of Detective, where he was responsible for working people and property crimes. In 2004, he was promoted to his current position of Detective Captain. Captain Siegel is a polygraph examiner and member of the American Polygraph Association, and a member of the motorcycle unit. Captain Siegel has also served on and is now retired from the Emergency Services Unit. He is a graduate of Ball State University with a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice.

Detective Capt. Jeff Siegel
Capt. Jim Bradberry, Administrative Services Division
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Captain James Bradberry began working with the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department in 1989 as a jail officer. Within the Jail division, Capt. Bradberry has served as Work Crew Supervisor and later transferred to the Work Release Division as a case manager. He was promoted into the Patrol division in 1992, and has held the ranks of Patrolman, Corporal, and Sergeant. In the Patrol division, he was a Field Training Officer, member of the Emergency Services Unit, Selective Enforcement teams (traffic enforcement and STAR), Crash Reconstruction Teams, Dive Team and the Bicycle Unit. In 2006, Captain Bradberry was promoted to become the Administrative Services Lieutenant. Four years later, he became the Administrative Services Captain, which is his current role. This entails overseeing Records, Process, Tax Warrants, Sheriff's Sales, Recruitment and Media Relations.

Administrative Services Capt. Jim Bradberry
Capt. Michael Culp, Patrol Division
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Captain Michael Culp became a patrol officer in 2004 upon graduating from Ball State University. He has shown his talent and capabilities ever since, quickly rising to the level of corporal in January 2007 and sergeant in September 2008. As sergeant, he worked with the newest officers on the afternoon shift while learning valuable supervisory experience. He is a member of the department’s Emergency Services Unit and currently serves as the Emergency Services Unit commander.

Patrol Capt. Michael Culp
Capt. John Perry, Corrections Division
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Captain John Perry has been contributing to the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department since 1980. He started as an explorer in the Explorers' Program in 1980, and became an intern in 1983. He was hired as a part-time work crew supervisor in 1983 and a full-time jail officer in 1984. Capt. Perry has served as a patrol officer, beginning in 1987; a Patrol Corporal, in 1995, and later became a Patrol Sergeant. He has also served as a detective and as Jail Warden prior to his newest assignment as Jail Commander.


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Corrections Capt. John Perry