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The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office offers tours of its facilities on a limited basis as an effort to give the community an understanding of how the Sheriff’s Office functions as a law enforcement agency.

The following are required prior to participating in a tour of any of the facilities:

  1. The minimum age to tour the facility is twelve (12) years of age. This age would include middle school grades 6th, 7th, and 8th.  Any deviations shall be approved by a member of the Executive Team.
  2. Twenty (20) participants, excluding chaperones, is an optimal number and size of group.
  3. The Sheriff’s Office requests a minimum of two weeks notice when requesting a tour in one of their facilities.
  4. No tours shall be scheduled Monday thru Friday before 9:00 AM.
  5. Those attending the tour will have no communication with inmates or participants (those sentenced to the Community Corrections).
  6. The confinement center reserves the right to request names and identifiers of persons expected on a tour in advance for security reasons and may refuse their entry with just cause.
  7. Persons on parole or probation or currently in any other court-mandated program must notify the jail staff of such and may be denied admittance.
  8. All persons participating in the tour must pass through the metal detector successfully.
  9. No cameras, cell phones, or any type of weapon will be allowed in the secured part of the Confinement Center.
  10. All persons shall wear proper attire while in the confinement center.
  11. In the event of an emergency or at the discretion of the on-duty supervisor, the tour can be stopped at any point.
  12. Any participant under the age of eighteen (18) must have signed permission from a legal parent or guardian to attend the tour.

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