An informed public helps keep crime in check. The Sheriff's Office's web site provides a wealth of crime prevention information for the public, as well as updated information on criminal activity in our community.
Here are 10 important features on our web site.
1. Find out what crimes have been reported in your neighborhood. The Sheriff's Office's has a Crime-Mapping site, which includes a listing of crimes and other disturbances reported in your neighborhood, even those not serious enough to warrant a mention in our news releases. Just search for "Crime Mapping".
Click on our "Arrests and News Releases" link on the left side of our home page for information about serious crimes.
2. Check out our crime prevention page, which has tips on a wide variety of topics. The page also includes tips on bullying, online safety and ways to escape domestic violence. Just type "Crime Prevention" in the search box.
3. Check our map of registered sex offenders. Just visit our Crime Prevention page, or type in "Sex Offenders" in the search box.
4. Pay taxes and tickets. There is a service charge, but this online service will save you a trip to the courthouse.
5. Apply for a job with the Sheriff's Office. Download an application by clicking on the "Employment" link on the left side of the page.
6. Determine who is incarcerated in the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center. Just type "jail roster" into the search bar.
7. Schedule a home safety inspection. It's available to senior citizens to help make their homes safer. Click on the "I Want To ... " button to get to the link, or type "Home Inspection Program" in the search bar.
8. Register your bicycle, ATV or golf cart with the Sheriff's Office. We may be able to help you recover it faster if it is stolen. Click on the “Community Programs” dropdown bar.
9. Download our mobile app for iPhone or Android. It has all our web site's features in a mobile format. Click on the “I Want To . . . link on our site’s menu bar and click “Get The Sheriff’s Mobile App”
10. Using social media is a way to keep up with important public information in “real time”. To follow the Sheriff’s Office updates, click on the “I Want To . . .” button on the navigation bar, then the “Follow the Sheriff’s Office” link. You’ll find out how to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. There are also links to the Sheriff’s Office’s accounts on YouTube and Vimeo.