Eva Talley-Sanders started with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office over 25 years ago, and worked very hard to rise to the number two position of Chief Deputy. Chief Talley-Sanders joined the Office in 1985 as a Correctional Officer in the Jail, and steadily moved through the ranks. Talley-Sanders successfully held the ranks of Deputy, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Major and Deputy Chief of the Jail Division. She was also Commander over Special Investigations, Budget, Finance, Criminal Intelligence, Planning and Research, and Special Deputies. In 2007-2008, Talley-Sanders was the Assistant Chief of Police within the new Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.
Chief Talley-Sanders earned an Associate of Science Degree in Business and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University, and she is a graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. She has earned many honors and awards for outstanding police work and community service activities, and is a recipient of the Center for Leadership “Achievement in Public Service Award.” Chief Talley-Sanders is also the recipient of numerous commendations from Judges in the Marion County Courts, the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce and members of the Indianapolis community.