Sheriff Ray Dudley is a life-long Delaware County resident who graduated from Muncie Southside High School in 1987. He then attended Anderson University. Ray and his wife Shannon have been married for 15 years. They have three sons, two of which are serving our community in the law enforcement field. During Sheriff Dudley’s free time he is a dedicated football coach within the community.
The Sheriff started his law enforcement career in 1989 as a reserve officer for the Muncie City Police Department. Ray then went to work for the Hartford City Police Department. In 1997 Sheriff Dudley settled in with the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office. During his 18 years with the department he has served as a Deputy, D.A.R.E program instructor, SWAT team member, Accident Investigator, Search and Rescue Coordinator, CIT officer, and now Sheriff.