County 22

By: News Release
Nov 1st, 2018

“What’s New in County 22?”


The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce we have purchased a speed trailer with the assistance of the GTSB (Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau) grant, used from implementing our STEP wave (Safety Traffic Enforcement Program) programs throughout our area. Most of the city police departments in Clayton County already have these. Speed trailers can be used to slow vehicles down in certain areas while keeping manpower free to answer other calls. The speed trailer we have will be used to let drivers know what the speed limit is and how fast they are going. It also stores data for us to determine what days and times are most violated so we can have a patrol vehicle there at those future days and times to issue tickets. We currently have areas of speeding complaints we plan to use the trailer on. If you believe you have an area you would like a speed trailer at, please give us a call.


One complaint I hear a lot about this time of year are about people trespassing on other people’s property. Whether they are hunting, fishing, looking for ginseng, or just on your property for no reason. One thing you can do to help prevent this is to put up No trespassing signs. If a No trespassing sign is not up, it still doesn’t mean a person can’t be charged. However, it may help to deter them from entering or coming up with an excuse they did not know where the property line was. Another big help to us is to hide a trail camera somewhere. I cannot say enough how effective these cameras are. Many people have come to us to help identify individuals they have seen on their deer or trail cameras. We use them all the time. If you do not have a camera, we have a few at the office and can possibly help you out. Please use them and contact us or get a hold of your local DNR Officer if you have a problem with trespassers.



And if you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me anytime, e-mail me at mtschirgi@claytoncountyia.gov, or stop by to see me.



Thanks and be safe,


Sheriff Mike Tschirgi



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