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Police Chief RYAN BRANDT, retired

Resource Officer Ryan BrandtPolice Experience 

Chief Brandt started his Law Enforcement career at the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department where he worked as a jail Officer/ Special Deputy. Chief Brandt then joined the Dillsboro Police Department in 1999 as a Reserve Officer, later being hired as Dillsboro’s first ever full-time police officer in 2001 and attended the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. During Chief Brandt’s 19 years he held the ranks of Sergeant and Chief of Police retiring in 2018. 

Education / Training 

During Brandt’s career at the Dillsboro Police Department he received specialized training in drug interdictions, surveillance, interview and interrogations, accident investigations, and active shooter response. 

Brandt graduated from South Dearborn High School and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving as an infantryman and company armorer. Brandt achieved the rank of Corporal and was Honorably Discharged. 


Chief Brandt enjoys hunting, fishing, kayaking and spending time with family and friends. 


Brandt has 2 daughters who currently attend South Dearborn Community Schools.