Sheriff William Redman began his career at the St. Joseph County Police Department in 1994 as a Special Deputy (Correction Officer) in the St. Joseph County Jail. Sheriff Redman was promoted to the rank of Patrol Officer in 1995 and then worked his way through the ranks becoming a Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Assistant Chief. He’s served as a patrol officer and patrol supervisor, D.A.R.E. Instructor, School Resource Officer, Honor Guard Leader, Public Information Officer, and a member of the State of Indiana FOP Critical Incident/Memorial Team. Sheriff Redman was elected as Sheriff of St. Joseph County in 2018.
Since taking office in 2019, Sheriff Redman has been very proactive on updating training, vehicles, and equipment for the correctional officers and police officers. This allows our officers to better protect themselves and the citizens of St. Joseph County.
Sheriff Redman has also been actively involved with the community attending numerous events and being engaged with the citizens he serves. He has a strong passion for assisting those dealing with mental health and substance abuse concerns and for providing second chances to those willing to make a positive change in their lives.
Sheriff Redman is a graduate of Riley High School, attended Bethel College, a graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (Class 95-120) and a graduate of the FBI LEEDS Academy (Class #79).
Sheriff Redman has received several commendations and awards including the following:
2009 FOP Lodge #155 FOP Member of the year.
2010 State of Indiana D.A.R.E. Officer of the year.
2011 St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce Forty under 40 award.
2020 Recover Michiana Playmaker Award
2021 525 Foundation Prevention Playmaker Award
Sheriff Redman has been married to his wife Kim for 29 years, together they have four adult daughters and five grandchildren (with 3 more on the way).
Church & Organizations
Saint Joseph County Young Democrats
Westside Democratic Club Lifetime Member
Granger Community Church
FOP Lodge #155
Indiana Sheriff’s Association