Welcome to the Branch County Sheriff’s Office

We are Hiring!

Make a difference!  We are currently searching for the right individuals to complete our Sheriff Office Team!  If you’re interested in corrections, please contact us for a private tour of the new state-of-the-art Branch County Jail.  To apply, send applications (with resume) to: 379 Keith Wilhelm Drive – Coldwater, MI 49036, or email them to Sheriffbc@countyofbranch.com.

Sheriff’s Office Application
Sheriff’s Office Career Opportunities

Our Staff

Sheriff John C. Pollack          Undersheriff Keith Eichler

 Capt. Fred Blankenship      Cathy Miller, Admin Assistant

The Office of Sheriff is an elected office, constitutionally mandated in the State of Michigan. The Sheriff serves a 4-year term of office with the duties and powers of the Office provided by law.

In Michigan, the Office of Sheriff has been charged with many duties in addition to its peace keeping function. Included in this list are:

  • Establishment, maintenance and operation of the County Jail
  • Execution of orders, judgments and civil process of the Courts as well as Court Security
  • Patrol and traffic services on county roads
  • Enforcement of local marine safety
  • Recovery of drowned bodies
  • Enforcement of county and local ordinances
  • Maintaining local criminal records

As an elected official, the Sheriff is directly responsible to the citizens of Branch County for the provision of effective and acceptable law enforcement services as well as the safe and effective operation of the jail.



Sheriff’s Office

Administration Hours
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Monday – Friday

Jail Hours
24 hours a day
7 days a week

379 Keith Wilhelm Dr.
Coldwater, MI 49036




Jail Phone