Dodge County Sheriff Encourages Safety At Fair

(Beaver Dam) With the Dodge County Fair getting underway, the Sheriff’s Office is reminding attendees to stay safe while enjoying the activities. Sheriff Dale Schmidt says they will once again be giving away child ID’s. The cards are small enough to be stored inside a wallet or pocket and can be quickly presented to first responders and includes the child’s name, birth date and any identifying information. Schmidt says instead of gathering information, the card saves valuable time that can be used to search for a missing child. The ID’s will be available at the sheriff’s office booth which is located underneath the grandstand at the fairgrounds. During a recent appearance on WBEV’s Community Comment, Schmidt discouraged against underage drinking. He says deputy’s will be asking for ID’s and anyone underage attempting to purchase alcohol will be removed from the grounds. Schmidt also asks attendees to report any suspicious behavior and out-of-the-ordinary including fights. He says his office will also be on the lookout for counterfeit bills being used at the fair. Schmidt adds that security cameras will be in place to monitor the grounds for criminal activity.