Sullivan County Sheriff ‘s Office takes precautions during COVID-19 outbreak

Wabash Valley COVID-19 updates

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Sullivan County Sheriff Clark Cottom announced the department is taking precautionary measures during the COVID-19 outbreak.

“During these unprecedented times, for the safety of our community, it is imperative that our emergency responders stay safe and healthy,” he said.

Precautionary measures include limiting access to the building to only necessary business. Call (812) 268-4308 with any questions.

Deputies will continue to respond to all emergency and high priority calls. As of now, deputies will also respond to non-emergency calls that require the physical presence of an officer; however, officers may be wearing latex gloves and will not offer handshakes. Officers will likely be maintaining a safe interview distance, and may request whenever possible, to communicate in open-air locations (outdoors, porches, etc).

Non-emergency calls that do not require the physical presence of an officer will be handled over the telephone.

Until further notice, citizens will need to obtain their title (VIN) checks at the BMV. If the Bureau of Motor Vehicles temporarily suspends services, there likely will be no immediate need for said paperwork.

Other precautions:

  • Crash Reports will only be available online at
  • Copies of incident reports will be emailed upon request. To request a copy of an incident report email Make certain to include your name, date of incident, type and location of incident.
  • The handgun permit application process begins online Fingerprinting for handgun permits is no longer done at the Sheriff’s office. Call (877) 472-6917 to be fingerprinted. After completing steps 1 & 2 call the Sheriff’s Office at (812) 268-4308 for further instructions.
  • Tax Warrants: All Tax Warrants will be paid online at You will need your “credit card code” from you letter. If you need your “credit card code” call the Sheriff’s office at 812-268-4308.
  • All inmate lobby kiosk visitation has been suspended. Family may visit with inmates from home via video visitation. For video visits go to  
  • Placing funds on an inmate’s Commissary Account should be done at  The lobby ATM will remain open for deposits.
  • Placing funds on an inmate’s phone account should be done at The lobby ATM will remain open for deposits. 
  • The Sullivan County Courts and Jail will be fully exercising video arraignment procedures. While some Court proceedings require the presence of the defendant, public access to the Courtrooms may be limited at the Courts discretion.

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