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Happy Thanksgiving

A Time to Give Thanks

As this Thanksgiving approaches, I am reminded of how fortunate I am to serve with such an outstanding group of people. The Jackson County Sheriff's deputies and administrative support staff are dedicated, hard-working, and committed to serving the citizens of our County. I encourage you to give them a friendly smile or a kind word to let them know you appreciate them as much as I do. I am truly fortunate to have them by my side.

I would especially like to extend my sincerest appreciation to the residents of Jackson County. Your efforts to enhance safety and cooperation with our office help make our County a great place to live and work. I am thankful for the assistance you provide through the crime tips hotline, website, and in person. I sincerely appreciate your commitment to the safety of our community.

My commitment to the citizens of this County has never been stronger. I will continue to work with you to improve the quality of life for each resident we serve. The support you've shown to me and the entire Sheriff's Office during 2021 has been overwhelming. I am very thankful.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sheriff Rick Meyer

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New Release

2021 Halloween Safety Tips

 

 

Safety Tips for Halloween

 

Halloween is approaching! With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing, we want to offer guidance and information regarding how to have a safe (but still fun!) Halloween.

 

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) has several recommendations for low- and moderate-risk activities to allow children to remain safe while still having the fun and excitement that comes with Halloween.

 

Lower Risk Activities include:

Carving pumpkins with your family or outside with others, at a safe distance. Doing a Halloween scavenger hunt, keeping a safe distance from others outdoors. Having an at-home trick-or-treating activity, where your children find hidden candy around the home or from family members.

 

Moderate Risk Activities include:

Trick-or-treating where children can grab individually wrapped goodie bags of candy from the end of driveways or edge of yards. Go to a haunted forest with one-way paths and social distancing.

 

For more information about having a safe & fun Halloween during COVID-19, visit CDC.gov: https://www.deseret.com/u-s-world/2021/9/30/22699031/trick-or-treating-cdc-updates-halloween-covid-rules

 

With a little preparation, communication, and diligence, Halloween can be a safe and enjoyable evening for all. Of course, we will be on patrol and available to you and your children should you need us. As always, dial 911 in case of an emergency.

 

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Jackson County Sheriff Rick Meyer

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New Release-Accepting Applications for Merit Deputy

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department is now accepting applications for the position of Merit Deputy. Applications MUST be turned in by October 24th, 2021.

    Applications can be picked up at the Jackson County Sheriff's Department Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Department is located at 150 E. SR 250 Brownstown, IN 47220.  Applications can also be printed from the Sheriff's Department website www.jacksoncountysheriffin.org under the Links & Resources tab.

    Applicants must be at least 21 years old, must be a high school graduate or have GED, must possess a valid driver's license, and must be able to pass a criminal background check.

    The hiring process may include all or some of the following: Physical agility test, written examination, department review board, background investigation, Merit Board interview, and voice stress test.  

    If you have any questions contact, Sheriff Rick Meyer, Chief Deputy Dustin Steward, or Lt. Adam Nicholson at 812-358-2141 or email. 

    rmeyer@jacksoncountyin.org

    dsteward@jacksoncountyin.org 

    anicholson@jacksoncountyin.org

Job Opening for Nurse

JOB OPENING FOR NURSE

JACKSON COUNTY JAIL

REQUIREMENTS: 

        Broad knowledge of medical needs for adults

        Certification to instruct First Aid and CPR courses

        Knowledge of accepted principles and practices of Nursing, with ability to effectively examine detainees, assess health needs and provide information, treatments, assistance, referrals as appropriate

        Knowledge of Standard English grammar, spelling and punctuation; must have strong written and verbal communication skills

        Ability to prepare medical records and maintain detailed files and charts as required

        Ability to effectively communicate with jail staff, personnel from other health-related agencies and families of detainees

        Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of all department records and information

        Ability to respond to emergencies on a 24-hour basis

        Ability to follow all personnel policies and rules of the organization

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION NEEDED:

        Graduate of accredited nurses training program and current licensing as a Registered Nurse in the State of Indiana with at least one year experience, and current registration and accreditation requirements, or a licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Indiana with at least two years experience.

        Certification to instruct First Aid and CPR courses

Starting Wage: $22.60/hr.  after 6 months: $24.41/hr.

You can get an application at: www.jacksoncountysheriffin.org  (Under the Links & Resources Tab) 

Or pick up an application from the Receptionist at the Jackson County Sheriff's Department  (Monday-Friday  8:00am-4:00pm)

Please return your application and resume by February 12, 2021; to the Jackson County Sheriff's Department or email them to: Sheriff Rick Meyer at rmeyer@jacksoncountyin.org  

New Release-Accepting Applications for Merit Deputy

    The Jackson County Sheriff's Department is now accepting applications for the position of Merit Deputy. Applications MUST be turned in by August 10th, 2020.

    Applications can be picked up at the Jackson County Sheriff's Department Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Department is located at 150 E. SR 250 Brownstown, IN 47220.  Applications can also be printed from the Sheriff's Department website www.jacksoncountysheriffin.org under the Links & Resources tab.

    Applicants must be at least 21 years old, must be a high school graduate or have GED, must possess a valid driver's license, and must be able to pass a criminal background check.

    The hiring process may include all or some of the following: Physical agility test, written examination, department review board, background investigation, Merit Board interview, and voice stress test.  

    If you have any questions contact, Sheriff Rick Meyer, Chief Deputy Dustin Steward, or Lt. Adam Nicholson at 812-358-2141 or email. 

    rmeyer@jacksoncountyin.org

    dsteward@jacksoncountyin.org 

    anicholson@jacksoncountyin.org

 

May Sheriff Sales Cancelled

NEWS RELEASE-JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

 

April 30th, 2020

 

Due to the ongoing public health concerns involving the COVID-19 virus, and the guidelines for public gathers; all Sheriff Sales for Jackson County, scheduled for May 5th, 2020 have been cancelled.   

The next Jackson County Sheriff Sales are scheduled for June 2nd, 2020. 

 

Sheriff Rick Meyer

New Release

NEWS RELEASE-JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

 

On March 18th, 2020; the Jackson County Sheriff's Department received a report of possible inappropriate messages being sent through social media from a Crothersville High School employee to a 14 year old female student.  Detective Mark Holt conducted the initial investigation into the allegations after being contacted by Jackson County Department of Child Services.

            During the course of the investigation, it was learned that inappropriate messages were sent from Crothersville School's Athletic Director and Boys Varsity Basketball Coach; Gregory T. Kilgore, 52, of Crothersville to a 14 year old female student from Crothersville Junior/Senior High School.

Due to content located in the messages, Kilgore was arrested and charged with Child Solicitation, a Level 5 Felony. Jackson County Detectives located Kilgore at an address in Jennings County on Wednesday, March 25th at 11:06 a.m. Kilgore was taken to the Jackson County Jail where he is being held until his initial hearing in Jackson Circuit Court.

            The investigation is on-going and Detectives ask that you contact the Jackson County Sheriff's Department if you believe you have any additional information.  Detective Holt was assisted by Jackson County Detective/CSI J.L. McElfresh, Detective Sgt. Stan Darlage and Jackson County Deputy Billy Dishman.   

 

 

 

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New Release

News Release-Jackson County Sheriff's Department

Today; March 23rd, 2020, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed an Executive Order directing all Hoosiers to stay at home except for essential travel.  Below are some FAQs that may answer most of your questions about what is allowed under this order.  Please help us in slowing the spread of this virus by following the Governor's Executive Order.

Sincerely,

Sheriff Rick Meyer 

 

Indiana Stay-At-Home Order FAQ

INDIANAPOLIS - Governor Eric J. Holcomb delivered a statewide address Monday to order that Hoosiers remain in their homes except when they are at work or for permitted activities, such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety. Click here to see the executive order. Below are frequently asked questions and their answers.

When does the order take effect?

The Stay-At-Home Order takes effect Tuesday, March 24 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

When does the order end?

The order ends on Monday, April 6, at 11:59 p.m. ET, but could be extended if the outbreak warrants it.

Where does the order apply?

The Stay-At-Home Order applies to the entire state of Indiana. Unless you work for an essential business or are doing an essential activity, you must stay home.

Is this mandatory or a recommendation?

This order is mandatory. For the safety of all Hoosiers, people must stay home and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

How will this order be enforced?

Staying home is critical to reducing the spread of COVID-19 in your community. Adhering to the order will save lives, and it is the responsibility of every Hoosier to do their part. However, if the order is not followed, the Indiana State Police will work with local law enforcement to enforce this order. The Indiana State Department of Health and the Alcohol and Tobacco Commission will enforce the restaurant and bar restrictions.

Will the Indiana National Guard enforce this order?

No. The Indiana National Guard is aiding in planning, preparation and logistics with other state agencies. For example, the Indiana National Guard assists in distributing hospital supplies the state receives.

What is an essential business?

Essential businesses and services include but are not limited to grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, police stations, fire stations, hospitals, doctor's offices, health care facilities, garbage pickup, public transit, and public service hotlines such as SNAP and HIP 2.0.  

A list can be found in the Governor's executive order at in.gov/coronavirus.

What is an essential activity?

Essential activities include but are not limited to activities for health and safety, necessary supplies and services, outdoor activity, certain types of essential work, and to take care of others.

A list can be found in the Governor's executive order at in.gov/coronavirus.

I work for an essential business. Will I be allowed to travel to and from work?

Law enforcement will not be stopping drivers on their way to and from work, traveling for an essential activity such as going to the grocery store, or just taking a walk.

Will the grocery store/pharmacy be open?

Yes, grocery stores and pharmacies are essential services.

Can I still order take out/delivery from restaurants and bars?

Yes, restaurants and bars can continue to provide takeout and delivery, but should be closed to dine-in patrons.

Can I get my groceries delivered? Can I still get my online orders delivered?

Yes, you can still receive packages, get groceries delivered, and get meals delivered.

How can I get medical care?

If you develop symptoms such as fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19, stay home and call your healthcare provider.

If you suspected you have COVID-19, please call the healthcare provider in advance so that proper precautions can be taken to limit further transmission. Older patients and individuals who have severe underlying medical conditions or are immunocompromised should contact their healthcare provider early, even if their illness is mild.

If you have severe symptoms, such as persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, or bluish lips or face, contact your healthcare provider or emergency room and seek care immediately, but please call in advance if possible. Your doctor will determine if you have signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and whether you should be tested.

Nonessential medical care such as eye exams and teeth-cleaning should be postponed. When possible, health care visits should be done remotely. Contact your health care provider to see what telehealth services they provide.

What is the guidance for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities?

State-operated developmental centers, intermediate care facilities for individuals with developmental disabilities and community integrated living arrangements will continue to provide care. All in-home direct care staff are considered essential staff and should continue to support individuals in the home setting.  

If you have specific questions about your support and services, reach out to your provider or individual service coordination agency.

What if I still have to go to work?

You should stay home unless your work is an essential function such as a health care provider, grocery store clerk or first responder. If you have been designated essential by your employer, you should continue to go to work and practice social distancing.

A list of essential businesses can be found in the Governor's executive order at in.gov/coronavirus.

What if I think my business should be closed, but they're still asking me to report to work?

Essential businesses will remain open during the stay-at-home order to provide services that are vital to the lives of Hoosiers. If you believe your business is nonessential but still are being asked to show up to work, you may discuss it with your employer.

A certain service is essential for me, but the governor didn't include it. What do I do?

The stay-at-home order was issued to protect the health, safety and well-being of Hoosiers. Although some businesses such as fitness centers and salons will be closed, essential services will always be available. For a list of essential businesses that will continue to operate during the order, visit in.gov/coronavirus.

Will public transportation, ride-sharing and taxis continue?

Public transportation, ride-sharing and taxis should only be used for essential travel.

Will roads in Indiana be closed?

No, the roads will remain open. You should only travel if it is for your health or essential work.

Can I still take a plane out of Indiana?

Planes and other types of transportation should be used for essential travel.

What if my home is not a safe environment?

If it is not safe for you to remain home, you are able and encouraged to find another safe place to stay during this order. Please reach out so someone can help. You can call the domestic violence hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE or your local law enforcement.

What about homeless people who cannot stay at home?

The administration wants to protect the health and safety of all Hoosiers, regardless of where they live. State agencies are partnering with community organizations to ensure the homeless population has safe shelter.

Can I visit friends and family?

For your safety, as well as the safety of all Hoosiers, you should remain at home to help fight the spread of COVID-19. You may visit family members who need medical or other essential assistance, such as ensuring an adequate food supply.

Can I walk my dog or go to the veterinarian?

You are allowed to walk your dog and seek medical care for your pet should they require it. Practice social distancing while out on walks, maintaining at least 6 feet from other neighbors and their pets.

Can I take my kids to the park?

State parks remain open, but welcome centers, inns, and other buildings are closed. Families will be able to go outside and take a walk, run or bike ride, but they should continue to practice social distancing by remaining 6 feet away from other people. Playgrounds are closed because they pose a high risk of increasing spreading the virus.

Can I attend a religious service?

Large gatherings, including church services, will be canceled to slow the spread of COVID-19. Religious leaders are encouraged to continue livestreaming services while practicing social distancing with one another.

Can I leave my home to exercise?

Outdoor exercise such as running or taking a walk is acceptable. However, gyms, fitness centers and associated facilities will be closed to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. While exercising outside, you still should practice social distancing by running or walking at least 6 feet away from other people.

Can I go to the hair salon, spa, nail salon, tattoo parlor or barber shop?

No, these businesses are ordered closed.

Can I leave my home to do laundry?

Yes. Laundromats, dry cleaners and laundry service providers are considered essential businesses.

Can I take my child to daycare?

Yes, daycares are considered an essential business.

Can I pick up meals at my child's school?

Yes. Schools that provide free food services to students will continue on a pickup and take-home basis.

April Sheriff Sales

NEWS RELEASE-JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

 

March 23rd, 2020

 

Due to the ongoing public health concerns involving the COVID-19 virus, and the guidelines for public gathers; all Sheriff Sales for Jackson County, scheduled for April 7th, 2020 have been cancelled.   

The next Jackson County Sheriff Sales are scheduled for May 5th, 2020. 

 

Sheriff Rick Meyer

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