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March 1, 2013

ASK THE SHERIFF: Elected officials should be accessible

As an elected official, I believe in the philosophy that elected officials should be approachable, accessible, and willing to field any question asked of them, and allow for public input.

In that spirit, as your sheriff, I begin this column which will allow the public to email me questions or comments and every two weeks I will respond here. After all, elected officials are in place to serve you.  

The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office takes great strides to allow accessibility to the general public, allowing you a number of ways to contact the sheriff or his deputies. Through our website, email, Facebook, Twitter, phone, mail and fax, my staff and I are here for you.

Although I generally hold to the idea that no question is off-limits, keep in mind that I cannot give legal advice, address issues such as jail security or a current law enforcement investigation. 

Here’s how this will work:  Email your question to brogers@elkhartcountysheriff.com, a question will be selected and the answer will be published.  

In some cases I may be able to deal with a couple of different topics.

I will make every effort to personally answer your questions via email, even if they do not appear in the column.

Not every question will make The Goshen News. Questions or comments may be edited for brevity and your name will not be published, unless requested.  

It is important that I receive input from the community and I look forward to hearing from you.

 

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