FROM LOCAL SOURCES
JASPER -- The Dubois County Sheriff’s Office is stepping up precautions to keep emergency responders healthy and safe during these unprecedented times, according to a statement released Thursday.
You can read all of the new steps deputies will be taking to stay safe in the full statement below...
During these unprecedented times, for the safety of our community, it is imperative that our emergency responders stay safe and healthy.
Therefore, the following precautionary measures have been taken at the Dubois County Sheriff’s Office.
Effective March 19, 2020, the Dubois County Sheriff’s Office is limiting access to our building to only important matters and necessary business. If you are unsure of the importance of your situation, call the office at 812-482-3522. There will be no change to the handling of emergency and urgent matters.
Calls for Service:
Deputies will respond to all emergency and high priority calls as in the past.
As of now, Deputies will continue to respond to non-emergency calls that require the physical presence of an officer.
Please understand that officers may be wearing latex gloves and offering no handshakes. Officers will likely be maintaining a safe interview distance, and may request whenever possible, to communicate in open-air locations (outdoors, porches, etc.).
At this time, non-emergency calls that do not require the physical presence of an officer will be handled by the officer over the telephone.
Title (VIN) checks - ALL Indiana BMV's conduct title checks at the license branch. Until further notice, citizens will need to obtain their title (VIN) checks at the BMV. If the Bureau of Motor Vehicles temporarily suspends services, there likely will be no immediate need for said paperwork.
The Dubois County Sheriff’s office is committed to maintaining a healthy and safe environment for the public, our staff, and individuals under our care and custody.