Sheriff’s office taking precautions

From Local Sources

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Office is taking extra precautionary measures.

The office is limiting access to its 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.

Deputies will respond to all emergency and high priority calls for service, as in the past. As of now, deputies will continue to respond to non-emergency calls that require the physical presence of an officer.

Sheriff Tom Kleinhelter asks that the public 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.

Also, all Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles 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.

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