In order to maintain awareness of sex offenders living in your neighborhood, we have added a link to the Parke County Sex Offender Registry. The registry allows you to enter any local address and then provides a list of all registered Parke County sex offenders living within a one-mile radius within the boundaries of Parke County. If you are looking for information about a particular sex offender registered in Parke County, the registry can help with that as well.
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An informed and engaged community is a strong community. Nixel provides a community outreach and emergency notification platform that brings residents, educators, public safety and community leaders together. On the Nixel website you can sign up to recieve free email or text alerts from local agencies. See what is going on and keep up to date.
Keep up to date on local road conditions and advisories from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security website or by calling 1-800-261-7623 in Indiana or 1-800-453-4368 in Illinois. Also, the National Weather Service can provide forecasts, weather safety and alerts.
An application for a handgun license can be started online at the Indiana State Police website. Complete the online application and bring your application number to your local law enforcement agency for approval and local fee payment. Payments can be made with cash or a money order. Residents of Montezuma and Rockville must contact their local police department to complete the process. All other residence of Parke County can complete the process at the Sheriff's Office 7 days a week 8am to 8pm. Your application will be transferred to ISP for final review. If your application is approved, your permit will be sent to you via US Mail. If your application is rejected, you will be notified via US Mail and will receive instructions on how to file an appeal. If you have any questions you can contact the Indiana State Police Firearms Division at 317-232-8264.
Amber Alert Plan is a statewide notification program to help locate abducted and endangered children within the first 24-hours which are the most critical hours in an abduction.
Indiana State Wide VINE
VINE is the Indiana County Jail's automated victim notification service. It provides information through its website about the custody status of offenders in Indiana jails. TTY Services for the Hearing Impaired call: 1-866-847-1298.
Fraud Alert Program
Every day, Hoosiers lose money to fraud and scams. The Attorney General's Office offers a tool for Hoosiers to stay aware of the latest frauds to avoid falling victim. Consumers can sign up to receive fraud alerts by email or text message.
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Victim Notification Program
Once a criminal alien is placed in ICE custody, the Victim Notification Program will provide information to eligible victims and witnesses who register to be notified of release related activities. ICE will make every effort to keep victims and witnesses advised of the release status of the offender. In order to be notified, a victim must submit the registration form. Information on the registration form is confidential and will not be disclosed to the criminal alien.
Indiana Sheriff's Association
The Indiana Sheriffs' Association is a non-profit educational and service organization comprised of the 92 county sheriffs, their deputies and other law abiding citizens throughout the state. The association was formed for the purpose of providing assistance to sheriffs, their deputies and other department personnel, thereby enabling them to improve the delivery of law enforcement services to the citizens of this state.
Check out more about them on the Indiana Sheriff's Association website.