The Knox County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County for their assistance in sending three deputies to become certified ALICE instructors. ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. The training is a new form of response to active threats in schools, businesses, churches, and other locations where people may gather. The principals of ALICE are to give more options other than waiting for help to arrive. The class consisted of two eight hour days that covered the aspects of ALICE, teaching techniques, and hands on scenarios.
The goal of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office is to implement the training to all of the schools in Knox County and then branch out to anyone else who is interested in the training. The training would not only cover classroom instruction, but developing new policies and procedures and working with multiple agencies, groups, and citizens in the county. There would be no cost to the entity to host the training; it would be a provided service of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. If you are interested in this type of training or would like more information, feel free to contact the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and ask to speak with one of the ALICE instructors.
To: All Ohio Sheriffs
From: Knox County Sheriff's Office
The Knox County jail has bed space available for adult males and adult females at the rate of fifty dollars per day plus medical reimbursement.
To house prisoners at the Knox County jail or if you have housing questions, contact Sheriff David Shaffer at 740-393-6800 or Lieutenant Penny Lamp at 740-392-5245.
OCTOBER 10, 2012
"CRIME TIP LINE NUMBER CHANGED"
The crime tip number for the Knox County Sheriff's Office as of today has been changed. The new tip line number is 740-393-6800 ext 230.
Sheriff Shaffer encourages citizens to use the confidential crime information tip line to report suspected criminal activity, including drug activity, burglaries, child and elder abuse and welfare fraud.
The 24 hour tip line is 740-393-6800 ext 230.