Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office 317 S. Walnut Street Madison, IN 47250 Telephone - 812-265-2648 Fax – 812-265-3190
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Jefferson County Indiana
Our Sheriff - John I. Wallace
John I. Wallace was elected to office in 2011. With a background in law enforcement spanning 24 years, Sheriff Wallace had been named the Chief of Police in Madison, Indiana in 2008. Prior being named Chief, Wallace was a Detective for eight years. As Chief, Wallace resurrected the D.A.R.E. Program, K9 Program, implemented Neighborhood Watches, expanded the bike patrols and developed a local Emergency Response Team.
Chief Deputy -David Thomas
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy is David Thomas. With a background in law enforcement and security; Chief Deputy Thomas brings over 31 yeas of combined experience to the Sheriff’s Office. By focusing on administrative services, Chief Deputy Thomas will help to increase public service and eliminate some administrative assignments other officers.
Jail Commander: Linda Pietrykowski
Jefferson County, Indiana , is on the north bank of the Ohio River, is as much of a delight to visitors today as it was to settlers two centuries ago. Historic Madison, Hanover and the towns and farms of the county still retain their rich American Heritage. Historic architecture provides a colorful backdrop to a successful community for business farming, small industry and education. Entertainment abounds. Festivals, music and theater, sports, hydroplane racing, and hometown celebrations are enjoyed in an agreeable climate with friendly folks.
INTERNET - (IDENTITY THEFT)
Everyone should safeguard all their account numbers so they won’t be a victim of identity theft. Identity theft happens when someone pretends to be you by using your personal information when applying for loans, credit cards, or leases. In some cases people may impersonate you when receiving traffic violations or other legal contact.
The thief takes advantage of your good history or credit record, leaving behind bad credit or misdeeds in your name. Losses to consumer and institutions due to identity theft total $845 million in 1997, according to the U.S. Secret Service.
HOW THE THIEF GETS YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Stealing your SSN in your wallet, pilfering information such as bank statements and pre-approved credit card from your mailbox, posing as your employer, officer, or landlord to get your credit reports, going through the trash for credit card carbons, receipts, loan applications or watching at automated teller machines to capture your PIN.
HOW TO MINIMIZE THE RISK
Never carry your SSN in your wallet or diary or printed on checks. Guard your SSN closely, giving it out only to official authorities or businesses you trust. Some firms will accept another identifier if you ask. Be careful how you dispose of documents. Ideally, shred them. Exercise your right to stop your credit header being sold, which will also stop pre-approved offers of credit. Call the credit bureaus’ special toll free line (888) 567-8688. Don’t post personal information on the internet for example, on genealogical, college reunion, Face book, etc. Should you become a victim, see below for where to go for help.
HERE ARE SOME TIPS:
Obtain a copy of the fraudulent contract or application. This is the key document that proves the person who signed it isn’t you. Finding the company that issued it and the right person to talk to isn’t always easy.
Try to get past the gatekeepers to someone in charge. Contact the credit bureaus that hold your credit report. Ask them to log the theft and remove the bad accounts from your report, giving as much proof as possible. You may meet difficulties, but by law, the bureau must correct any wrong information.
Have a “fraud alert” put on your credit report. This should alert credit grantors to check a new application. Keep meticulous dated records of your attempts to clean the record letters, phone calls, and what were said.
Never agree to pay any portion of the debt just to get debt collectors off your back. The balance will stay on your record.
WHERE TO GO FOR HELP
To report identify theft and get help on how to restore your credit:
Contact Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Response Center, 600 Pennsylvania AV N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580, or call, toll free, and (877) 382-4357. www.consumer.gov/idtheft ,for on-line information.
To report ID theft, get your credit record (free for fraud victims) and to have it corrected, contact all of these:
Trans Union, Fraud Victim Assistance Department
P.O. Box 6790
Fullerton, California 92384
P.O. Box 740241
Atlanta, GA 30374-0241
P.O. Box 1017
Allen, TX 75013
If you have been the victim of identity theft, contact your local Law Enforcement office.
The information in this section is intended to provide resources for the community on matters pertaining to Internet or computer crimes. We encourage you to visit these sites for on-line reporting, general reporting, general information, or crime prevention.
Mission and Purposes
The mission of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is to protect and serve the community’s quest for a peaceful and safe existence, free from fear, and with democratic values applied equally to all citizens..More
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