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Resource Officer Jack PraratPolice Experience 

Major Prarat started his police career with the Dearborn County Sheriff’s office in 1994, graduating in the top 10% of his law enforcement academy class in 1995. He has served his entire career with Dearborn County in a variety of roles including patrol, patrol sergeant, crime scene technician and detective. Prarat’s last assignment prior to retiring in late 2016, was as a detective major supervising detectives and crime scene technicians. 

Following retirement, Prarat was a Regional Director of Safety and Security at Ivy Tech Community College and an Adult Protective Service Investigator for the Dearborn County Prosecutors’ office. 

Education / Training 

During Prarat’s career at the Dearborn County Sheriff’s office he received specialized training in crime scene evidence, drug interdictions, fraud and financial crimes, assault crimes, administrative investigation and tactical response. 

Prarat graduated from South Ripley High School where he ran track and cross county. He went on to attended Indiana State University and Indiana University East graduating with a bachelor degree in Business Administration. 


Major Prarat enjoys sport shooting, camping and spending time with family. 


Prarat is Married, has three children and 7 grandchildren, 4 of which attend South Dearborn.