Editor's note: This story was revised on Oct. 30, 2013, to correct the date of the Jefferson and Middlebury township meeting.
ELKHART — The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department is hosting meetings the first week of November and inviting the public to meet with officers and voice their concerns.
Ten meetings are scheduled from Nov. 4-7 throughout the county. Officers from the detective bureau and the patrol division will attend the meetings. They will be divided into separate teams to address issues in each township.
Residents are encouraged to attend a meeting and interact with officers assigned to the township where they live.
As part of the department’s crime reduction plan and community policing initiative, the sheriff “wants to solve more crimes by giving citizens the opportunity to access and provide information to an officer assigned to their township,” according to a press release.
The department also encourages residents to interact through social media, by following its Twitter handle, @ECSDnews and liking it on Facebook.
The township meetings are scheduled as follows:
Ÿ Concord Township, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at Concord High School, Media Center Door 1, 9117 Minuteman Way, Elkhart.
Ÿ Washington Township, 5 p.m. Nov. 4 at Zion Lutheran Church, 53013 C.R. 19, Bristol.
Ÿ York Township, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at York Elementary School, 13549 S.R. 19, Bristol.
Ÿ Baugo Township, 6 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Baugo Township Fire Department, 57955 C.R. 3, Elkhart.
Ÿ Cleveland Township, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5, at the Cleveland Township Fire Department, 51233 C.R. 5, Elkhart.
Ÿ Osolo Township, 6 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Osolo Township Fire Department, 24936 Buddy St., Elkhart.
Ÿ Jackson and Benton townships, 6: 20 p.m. Nov. 5 at Fairfield High School administration building, 67240 C.R. 31, Goshen.
Ÿ Jefferson and Middlebury townships, 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at Northridge High School, 56779, Northridge Drive, Middlebury.
Ÿ Elkhart and Clinton townships , 6 p.m. Nov. 7 at Brenneman Memorial Church, 61115 S.R. 15, Goshen.
Ÿ Olive, Harrison, Locke and Union townships, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Harrison Township Fire Department, 63061, C.R. 13, Goshen.