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 www.parkecountysheriff.net.

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

General information:

Applications for gun permits may be obtained and accepted at the Parke County Jail 7 days per week, 22 hours per day with the exception of 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Vehicle identification checks can be done 7 days per week, 24 hours per day.

Jail visiting hours are as follows:

B-Block - Female Block - Fridays
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
A & D - Block - Male Block - Sundays
1 hour time slots from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
1 hour time slots from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
1 hour time slots from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
C & E - Block - Male Block - Saturdays
1 hour time slots from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
1 hour time slots from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Maximum Security: Visitation time determined by Jail Commander - Saturdays
1 hour time slots from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
1 hour time slots from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Work Release - Saturdays
1 hour time slots from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
1 hour time slots from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.