The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is working diligently to maintain a high level of public service during the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Ensuring public safety – including the safety of Sheriff’s Office employees and the inmates housed in our facility – is our top priority. The following are answers to frequently asked questions about how COVID-19 is impacting Sheriff’s Office operations.
How is the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office handling calls for service?
- Emergency/Life-Threatening calls or “In Progress” calls for service will be handled in the same manner as always and has not changed at this time.
- Non-Emergency/Routine calls for service will be handled over the telephone, if possible. If a deputy is required, our communications staff have been directed to ask if anyone in the household is exhibiting symptoms of the COVID-19 virus.
- Deputies will try to maintain a “social distance” out of concern and respect for the community to the extent possible or plausible.
- Fingerprinting services for civilians have been suspended until further notice.
- Community members are encouraged to call-in where possible instead of coming to the Sheriff’s Office.
What else is being done to limit inmate exposure to COVID-19?
New House Medical Screenings are conducted during the booking process. Inmates possibly affected and/or showing symptoms will be separated and quarantined. The inmate will continuously receive medical attention. The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office has also implemented a 14-day quarantine for all incoming inmates. These inmates are isolated from the rest of the jail population to mitigate the chances of having a COVID-19 case in the jail.