Local police working to educate public on stay-at-home order
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – Indiana State Police are working with local law enforcement officials to ensure the public is following the stay-at-home order issued by Governor Eric Holcomb.
Police say at this point they plan to educate anyone they come in contact with instead of making arrests or writing citations.
Sergeant Ted Bohner with the ISP explains that the plan is to help people during a time where many may be confused or worried.
“If they’re not traveling for those essential purposes, our plan is education. We’re gonna let them know what the stay at home order says, what it means, why it’s there, and tell them to go home,” Sergeant Bohner said.
Police say that they are encouraging everyone to stay at home so that all can get through the situation much faster.
“We haven’t been through this. We never have and we all just need to do what we need to do to get through it as quick as we can. I mean the normalcy is going to come if everybody follows the order and does what they’re supposed to do and just does it smart,” Sergeant Bohner said.
Police say if it comes down to it, they will issue citations where needed, but will continue to stay up to date in order to adhere and adapt to changes.