OUR STAFF

“And maybe remind the few, if ill of us they speak, that we are all that stands between the monsters and the weak.” -Michael Mark

RICK HARDESTY, SHERIFF 919

r.hardesty@richardsoncountyne.gov 
Rick Hardesty Jr. was appointed as Sheriff of Richardson County in September of 2019 following the resignation of the previous sheriff. Since that time he has led the department in a positive direction and has worked with local departments on the local drug problem.

ZACH RACTLIFFE,SGT 9190

ROLAND MERWIN, 9191

r.merwin@richardsoncountyne.gov 
Deputy Merwin has been with the sheriff's office since 2001. Deputy Merwin currently serves as the School Resource Officer at HTRS.

BRADEN SHILEY, 9192

NICHOLAS NOVAK, 9193

DEXTER HOLLIDAY, 9196

JEFFREY FREDERICK, 9197

j.frederick@richardsoncountyne.gov 
Deputy Frederick has been with the Sheriff's office since 2011.

NICHOLAS AITKEN, 9198

CLINTON STONEBARGER, LT 9199

c.stonebarger@richardsoncountyne.gov
Lieutenant Stonebarger has been with the Sheriff's Office since 2012.

SEAN NOLTE, 91911

OFFICE STAFF

“We are what we repeatedly do… therefore excellence is not an act, but a habit.”-Aristotle

MARCIA HOCKER

m.hocker@richardsoncountyne.gov
Marcia has been with the Sheriff's office since 2019 this time. Marcia has had a very touch and go journey before landing her current title as Administrative Assistant. (She was once an M.P.!) She has actually been with the department on and off for numerous years as a Jailer/Dispatcher. She is a very important member of the Richardson County SO Team, 

Debbie Raney

d.raney@richardsoncountyne.gov
Deb has been with the County for numerous years. Over the last few decades she has dispatched for the sheriff's office and the FCPD. She took a short hiatus and came back and dispatched for a few more years before recently taking her new position as Administrative Assistant.  Deb has been a very valuable asset to the department over the years!