Deputies for the sheriff actually have the same authority to perform the duties as a sheriff does. Fortunately, I have great staff to assist me in these duties. Between the deputies, encompassing police, corrections and reserve officers, clerical staff, process servers, and mechanics — for a total of nearly 200 employees of the department — we have a huge task in serving the public.
In future columns, I will break these duties down further so you can see the specifics and dynamics of day-to-day operations, on how the office of Elkhart County Sheriff is serving you in a significant way.
Ask-the-Sheriff a question by emailing Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org.