Sheriff Steven Hinkley began his career at the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office in June 1992 and has worked various positions within patrol, corrections, court transport security, the detective bureau, and supervision. Before being appointed to Sheriff in March 2020, Hinkley was a detective/sergeant and oversaw multiple Sheriff's Office units, such as the major crimes task force. He was appointed to Sheriff in 2020, after the departure of Sheriff Matt Saxton before the end of his term.
Hinkley has taught at Kellogg Community College as an adjunct instructor for 24 years and Kellogg Community College for 8 years. He has lived in Calhoun County for 28 years, with his wife Kimberly, their three children, and six grandchildren.
Undersheriff Timothy A. Hurtt
Timothy Hurtt was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and raised by his parents David and Nellie Hurtt, the oldest of three brothers. He is married to his wonderful wife Jennifer and they have a son and a daughter. Tim is also the father of four sons from a previous marriage.
Undersheriff Hurtt began his career in law enforcement in June of 1984, as a Special Deputy Sheriff for the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department. In March of 1985, he was hired as a Police Officer by the Battle Creek Police Department, and later promoted to Detective in March of 1990. After working violent crimes in the city for more than twelve years, Tim was promoted to Inspector in July of 2002, and led the Office of Professional Standards until retiring in July 2010. After leaving the City of Battle Creek, Undersheriff Hurtt became the first Police Chief for the Kellogg Community College, Department of Public Safety in February of 2011.
Undersheriff Hurtt is a graduate of Lansing Community College’s 36th Mid-Michigan Police Academy, Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Western Michigan University. He is also a graduate of the Northwestern University, Center for Public Safety, School of Police Staff and Command.
Chief Deputy Randy Hazel
Randy Hazel has been a member of the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office since he joined the agency in March 1994, with the opening of the new correctional facility. He began his management career in 2001, when he was promoted to Sergeant, where he gained valuable experience as the Corrections Division Shift Supervisor, Training Division Coordinator, and Transport Division Supervisor. In February 2009, Chief Deputy Hazel was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned as the Corrections Division Shift Commander, where he remained until January 2013. That same year, he became the Manager of the Office of Professional Standards/Internal Affairs Division. In August 2014, Chief Deputy Hazel was promoted to Captain/Assistant Jail Administrator.
Chief Deputy Hazel is a graduate of Kellogg Community College and Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.