Sheriff to change nature of next community meeting

The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department will be holding its next rural neighborhood meeting tonight in Elizabethtown at 6 p.m. at the fire station.

Officials in the sheriff’s office say that these neighborhood meetings are meant to help build ties and trust in the community and to find out what residents are concerned about. Many of the town-hall style meetings so far have been held at volunteer fire departments.

For the next meeting though, the deputies and firefighters will be doing something a little different. According to the sheriff’s department Facebook page, on Saturday, May 7, the sheriff’s department and Clifford Volunteer firefighters will have a meet and greet for the community. That will be from 4 to 6 p.m. and will include a police car that residents can explore along with the giving away of hats and junior deputy stickers.

The event will be at the Clifford Volunteer Fire Department, outside – weather permitting.