TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - The Vigo County Sheriff's Department proposes an idea to commissioners in order to keep employees and visitors safe.
During Tuesday morning's Vigo County Commissioner's meeting, Vigo County Deputies requested a panic button be put in every county building for emergency purposes.
If the button is pushed, deputies receive a text message on their cell phone, dispatch is notified and phone calls are made to Vigo County Sheriff's office.
"Every day we have the public visiting our facility, whether it's the courthouse or the annex, conducting business on a daily basis. So, this isn't just to ensure the safety of the employees, but also the safety of the citizens who are visiting the facilities," Vigo County Sheriff Greg Ewing said.
A lengthy project for the department, the next phase is to educate employees on the system.
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