Sheriff’s Department poster contest underway

October is Crime Prevention Month and the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office has launched a poster contest open to all Bartholomew County K-6 students.

“Young people are the future of Bartholomew County and we would like to educate them on community safety,” said Sheriff Matthew A. Myers.

If you are a Bartholomew County K-6 student, posters may be dropped off, through October 31, at the Bartholomew County Jail during regular business hours, Mon-Fri from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The deadline for submitting a poster is October 31, at 5 p.m.

Students must include their name, school, grade and telephone number on the back of their poster.

Posters should be on 8 ½ X 11 paper and must reflect a Crime Prevention theme. Students should feel free to use pen, pencil, colored pencil, crayon, paint, felt pen. No computer generated works will be accepted.

Winners will be selected by BCSO’s command staff and the winner, or winners, will be announced on or before November 10th. The winning students will have his/her photograph taken with Sheriff Myers and posters will be displayed in the jail’s administrative offices.

Students may submit more than one poster.