Transparency in Policing

Transparency in policing emphasizes making policies and procedures, data and information, and decision-making open to the public.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Vigo County Sheriff’s Office to provide professional, high quality and effective law enforcement, correctional, and court security services in partnership with the community.  We are committed to the protection of life and property; the preservation of peace, order, and safety; and the defense of the Constitution of the State of Indiana and the Constitution of the United States of America.

The Vigo County Sheriff’s Office is committed to improving and enhancing the quality of life and ensuring that Vigo County is a safe place to live, work, and visit by nurturing public trust, fostering community partnership in crime prevention, and by holding ourselves to the highest standards of performance and ethics.

Review Our Policies:

Master Chain of Command
Records Maintenance and Release
Bias Crimes
Use of Force
Community Relations
Law Enforcement Code of Ethics
Media Relations

Body Camera Footage Access

The Sheriff’s Office began issuing body worn cameras to officers in 2022.

Body worn cameras are designed to increase transparency, ensure accountability and enhance public trust by effectively using captured video.

Members of the public that request video of an encounter shall submit a FOIA request below.

Online FOIA Request (Please review fee schedule)

Under the Indiana Access to Public Records Act § 5-14-3-1 et seq., copies of public records may be requested. The Indiana Access to Public Records Act requires a response time within seven business days.  If access to the records will take longer than seven days, information about when you might expect copies or the ability to inspect the requested records will be provided. 

Please complete the Vigo County Sheriff's Office FOIA Online Request Form to obtain public records.