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Fairfield Sheriff Changes How it Handles Complaints

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FAIRFIELD – Fairfield Sheriffs office has announced a change in how they handle complaints within the office during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Beginning today, 3-24-2020, the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office will be taking precautionary measures to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. In order to protect the public, as well as our deputies, we will begin handling certain types of complaints and reports by telephone. Examples of these would be:
-Larcenies, malicious destruction of property, and retail frauds where the value is under $1,000 or there is no current suspect information.
-Attempted breaking and entering of unoccupied buildings (such as garages, sheds, and foreclosed homes).
-Identification thefts where the victim was not financially harmed or the financial institution has reimbursed the victim for the loss.
-Harassing communications
-Lost property
To be clear, all incidents that would normally be reported should still be reported, and you will be contacted by a deputy via telephone. A report will be taken where appropriate and you will be provided with that report number and instructed further depending on your specific situation and needs.
The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office will still be on duty 24/7 and conducting normal patrols, to include business checks and vacation checks. As always, if there is an in-progress call that needs an in-person police response or any other type of emergency, please call 911 and the proper agencies will be sent.
Fairfield County remains a safe and secure community. With your help, we will get through this.
Deputies will continue protecting our neighborhoods and businesses.