Sheriff's office announces policy changes due to coronavirus

This afternoon (March 17), the Crawford County Sheriff's office announced new policies and procedures that have been implemented at both the sheriff's office and Crawford County Jail. The following was released by Sheriff Darin Layman:

As the public is aware, there is a growing concern both locally and worldwide regarding the Coronavirus (COVID 19), the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office is heeding the warnings not only by the CDC, the Governor, but of our local county health department. As a result, I am issuing the following information:
The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office will suspend all visitors into the jail (except attorneys and probation/parole) and will limit interaction with all staff to ensure their well-being and that of the public. Our front office will remain open; however, our main lobby will be closed to public access. Bonds will be done in the front office by appointment only.
The application for CCW or a CCW renewal are being suspended.
Walk-in reports are suspended, you may contact our dispatch at 573-775-4911 to speak with a deputy.
Deputies will still be responding to calls for emergencies. But during this time, you may receive a phone call from a deputy after contacting dispatch when you wish to report a non-emergency incident.
Our essential staff will remain in place to continue to patrol our county and house our inmates. The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office prides itself in its availability and responsiveness to the community which will not be reduced during this time. Caution and preparation are our priorities, which will ensure the well-being and safety of all citizens of Crawford County.
If you know of someone in Crawford County who is elderly or a shut-in and they have been feeling ill, call us and we can check on them.
While we have limited resources, we will do our very best to provide services and necessary information. First Responders will be there for you, regardless of the situation 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.
If there are any major developments from our local government, state government, or federal government we will post that information on our Facebook page.
Stay Safe and God Bless,
Sheriff Darin J. Layman
Crawford County Sheriff’s Office

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