Sheriff Tom Reich message of assurance.
Sheriff Reich said “Amidst all of the uncertainties and serious concerns created by the COVID-19 pandemic, you can rely on the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office’s continued strong protection and effective response to calls for service. Our patrol efforts remain pro-active and visible. As always, we are here when you need us!
A state of emergency has been declared at the national, state, and county levels, and like most government offices across the country, appropriate measures are being taken in Eaton County to protect staff and the public from exposure. Sheriff Reich said that “like nearly every Sheriff’s Office that operates a jail in the country, we are making an effort to prevent the introduction of the COVID-19 virus into our building which is directly connected to our jail, by taking some temporary measures effective tomorrow morning, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. and continuing at a minimum through April 5, 2020.
- In a continued effort to prevent/limit the introduction of the virus into the jail inmate population and to our staff, we are suspending on-site jail visitation operations until further notice. Remote video visitation using our established internet-based system will remain available for those who wish to utilize it at www.videovisitanywhere.com. To further prevent exposure, Corrections staff will not be conducting Preliminary Breath Tests at the jail bond door.
- The outer lobby of the main office in Charlotte will remain open as always; however, the inner lobby, which leads to the jail visitation area and the Records Section, will be closed to walk-in visitors. Members of the public wishing to make walk-in police complaints may utilize the telephone just outside the door to contact us and a Deputy will meet with you in the outer lobby. Until further notice, the Records section, which is located in close proximity to the jail entrance, will not be processing pistol purchase permits, which are only required for purchases from private individuals. Completed pistol permit forms can be placed in the locked mailbox in the outer lobby and will be processed daily. Only court ordered fingerprints will be completed by staff.
- The lobby of the Delta Twp. Substation will be closed for walk-in complaints and Preliminary Breath Tests will not be conducted until further notice. There is a doorbell to summon assistance and also a telephone located at the entrance which can be used to contact dispatch during non-business hours.
- Copies of Crash Reports continue to be available to the public and insurance agencies online at www.ecrash.lexisnexis.com