The Auburn Police Department (APD) is partnering with Strategos International to offer training courses specific to church and workplace security and violence. The courses will be offered July 30 through August 2 at either Dayspring Church or the Auburn Police Training Facility. Class size is limited to 80 people. To make the classes even more accessible, the APD is offering 100 free spots (50 for each class) to DeKalb County residents for the July 30 and August 2 courses. (Details below on how to secure a free spot.)
“These courses are just another way we’re trying to educate the public on how to protect and safeguard themselves and others around them,” says APD Chief Martin McCoy. “We already offer Rape Aggression and Defense (RAD) courses and firearms safety training. By offering training on church and workplace security, we’re just adding another spoke in our wheelhouse of community education. Our goal is to continue to be a resource for how to enhance personal and community safety.”
DeKalb County Central Communications (DCCC) is changing its procedure on contacting utility and municipal services, either during or after business hours.
As the public safety answering point for all of DeKalb County, DCCC will continue to make contact with utilities or non-public safety agencies for emergency situations, or whenever requested by an emergency responder. However, the organization will no longer operate as a dispatch function for non-emergency agencies.
Effective June 4, 2018, DCCC will no longer maintain after hours call-out lists for non-public safety entities. The call center will utilize a single point of contact number provided by the utility services or other agencies. Additionally, DCCC will no longer maintain “cut off” or “disconnect” lists. Any calls regarding lack of service will be forwarded to the appropriate agency.
If you have any customer complaints or other customer-related issues, please call the utility directly.
This year’s Arbor Day Tree Sale was a huge success. As one of the Parks Department’s primary fundraisers, the tree sale raised money to support Auburn Parks programming, such as annual spring break and summer workshops, as well as the Halloween and Christmas Walks.
Auburn Police Department Chief Martin McCoy reminds motorists of the importance of pulling off to the side of the road, if possible, in the event of a car accident.
Gov. Eric J. Holcomb has submitted census tracts in DeKalb County as part of Indiana’s 156 Opportunity Zone nominations to the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. The federal Opportunity Zone program was created in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and provides federal capital gains tax incentives to attract private sector investment to low-income urban and rural communities.