Two southern Indiana sheriff’s are being recognized at the Indiana Sheriff’s Association Summer Conference. Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding and Posey County Sheriff Greg Oeth were recognized for their efforts on addressing mental health treatment, opioid addiction, overcrowding and staffing issues in jails.
Both were recognized by the ISA membership. Sheriff Wedding was elected Vice President of the ISA while Sheriff Oeth was awarded Sheriff of the Year.
Together, the two sheriff’s have traveled to the Indiana statehouse and to Washington D.C. in an effort to secured the funding to address these critical issues.
Progress is now being made at a state level, due in part by both Wedding and Oeth, to address the effects of House Bill 1006, which shifted low level offenders from state institutions to local jails.