Sheriff Department

The Sheriff is a constitutional officer of the county elected for a four year term. The Sheriff is prohibited from serving more than 8 years in a 12 year period.

The Parke County Sheriff is responsible for the following functions:

  • Keeper of the peace.
  • Responsible for the county jail and the prisoners in the jail.
  • Attend County Council sessions and execute their orders.
  • Execute orders from the County Commissioners.

The Parke County Sheriff's website is

The Parke County Sheriff is Mike Eslinger. He can be reached at (765) 569 - 5413.