Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th

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Election Day in Indiana is Tuesday, November 8th.  Polls are open in Allen County from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.  We have over 190,000 registered voters in Allen County who are eligible to vote at one of 117 voting locations throughout the county.  Early voting expands to five locations on November 1st.  We expect a record turn-out of voters this year which may make for a busy, hectic, yet rewarding day for poll workers.  If you are a poll worker this year, take some time to review our Election Day Preparedness Information and be ready on Election Day.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month


The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) and Indiana Office of Technology (IOT) urge Hoosiers to follow prudent practices in their online activities to protect personal information. October is designated as Cybersecurity Awareness Month in Indiana via a proclamation from Governor Mike Pence and nationally by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other partners.

Learn more about protecting your personal online information on our Cybersecurity page.

Think Safety during Harvest Time

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It's harvest time again and time to share the road with the larger farm equipment.  Our area farmers have worked hard this year.  Let's help them harvest their hard work and bring it to market safely this fall.

Be patient when traveling behind farm equipment; farmers have the same rights as automobile drivers to operate their equipment on the roads;

When approaching farm equipment from the opposite direction, pull to the right of the traveled portion of the road and allow the equipment to pass; 

Always be cautious when approaching farm equipment parked on the side of the road. Someone may be getting in or out of the equipment or performing maintenance;

Be especially vigilant in watching for farm equipment on two lane roads, and also around dusk when conditions can make the equipment harder to see; and

When passing farm machinery, look for left turn lights or hand signals. Be sure there is adequate distance for you to safely pass.

For more information on Harvest Safety visit the Indiana Department of Homeland Security's website.


If You See Something - Say Something

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We continue to monitor national events and are prepared to take necessary precautions for citizens.  No threat information with regard to Indiana has been identified. Hoosiers are urged to be vigilant in the wake of the most recent attack in Florida.  The Allen County Office of Homeland Security reminds people that “if they see something suspicious, say something” by contacting our office using the contact information above or by using the tabs to the right on this page.  If danger is imminent, call 911.

Hometown Security Starts at Home

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 Our county becomes better-prepared and more-resilient when we all do our part to be ready.

Preparing for the unexpected doesn't have to be hard.  Keep it simple.  Focus on the basics:  Be Informed; Make a Plan; Build a Kit; Get involved.  Visit http://www.ready.gov/ for some great ideas that you can make your own.   Get involved in your own hometown security http://allencounty.us/homeland/get-involved