Census Workers in Area
Emmet County Sheriff Pete Wallin stated that beginning February 2010 through late August, 2010 Temporary Census Workers will be working throughout Emmet County. These field staff workers will work in neighborhoods across the United States to deliver questionnaires, collect information from those who have not returned their census questionaires, and verifying addresses.
These Census Workers are required to carry an official indentification card with the employee's signature and expiration date. Citizens should ask to see the identification card. Sheriff Wallin stated that if the person fails to provide the identification card, local residents should call 911 to report this so law enforcement can verify that the person is indeed a Census Worker.
The Census Bureau has contacted all law enforcement agencies across the United States providing them information to make sure that they can identify Census Bureau employees.
SHOULD THE PUBLIC BE CONCERNED/HOW ARE CENSUS DATA PROTECTED Federal law protects your privacy and keeps your answers confidential (Title 13, United States Code, Section9 and 214). The answers you give on the census form cannot be obtained by law enforcement or tax collections agencies. Your answers cannot be used in court. They cannot be obtained with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. As allowed by law, census data becomes public after 72 years (Title 44, United States Code, Section 2108)
Authority Sheriff Pete Wallin