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Sheriff's Office launches new Web site

Thursday, Aug 15, 2013 4:20 PM
Last updated 8:07 PM
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The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office launched its new Web site Thursday.

“This is another step toward interacting with the public through social media and improving transparency within the agency,” Sheriff Richard Roundtree said in a news release.

The Web site includes a phone directory, information on volunteer programs, employment opportunities and the hiring process, crime tips, officer memorials, links to registered sex offenders, online citation payment, and information on attaining police reports and other documentation.

“The current site allows for interaction with the public and dissemination of information as well as emergency alerts,” Lt. Lewis Blanchard said.

In the future, the sheriff’s office plans to develop an “opt in” program that will allow citizens to sign up for alerts.

Blanchard said the department continues to work closely with the county’s Information Technology department and 911 communications for future additions to the site.

Authorities believe the new Web site will be another addition that will allow for more information to be accessible to the public.

The site can be viewed at www.RichmondCountySheriffsOffice.com or www.RCSOGA.org.

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mllange
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mllange 08/15/13 - 03:45 pm
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Impressive

wow. I just went to the site. I am so impressed. Sheriff Roundtree does it again!! I have to admit he has really done a great job with community interaction. Can you add a spot on the site for child support offenders? Maybe it will help the CS office catch some of the largest offenders. (say $25,000.00+ owed for CS)

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/15/13 - 04:47 pm
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Will the RCSO website provide IA investigation data into high profile already in the NEWS incidents, major crime details and /or will this still require the news media to learn the basics?

Young Fred
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Young Fred 08/15/13 - 07:32 pm
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A nice site for sure.

A nice site for sure. Kudos!

nocnoc, you don't really expect the Sheriff's office to post accurate information that runs contrary to "official statements to the press"? I can't think of one example where any governmental unit would do such. Unless of course the cat is out of the bag, and they resort to damage control.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 08/16/13 - 05:37 am
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Another propaganda outlet paid for by ARC taxpayers.
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Another propaganda outlet paid for by ARC taxpayers.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 08/16/13 - 05:39 am
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Have the IT techs developed a system for LEO's to post work hrs?
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Have the IT techs developed a system for LEO's to post work hrs?

soapy_725
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soapy_725 08/16/13 - 05:41 am
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LEO's can't log in/log out duty hours from their Batmobiles?
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LEO's can't log in/log out duty hours from their Batmobiles?

millymilly
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millymilly 08/16/13 - 07:32 am
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I agree with the other

I agree with the other posters. This site is nice. And I also think mllange is on to something. Child support offenders should be listed (men and women both.) Ours is at $20,000.00.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/16/13 - 07:37 am
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Nice

I like it.

navycubfan
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navycubfan 08/16/13 - 10:23 am
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It's a nice site.. well laid out.

I looked at the employment tab and actually downloaded a job application.. but then I looked at the salary tab...wow.... I hope that there are more raises after 2 years on the job.

rebellious
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rebellious 08/16/13 - 11:31 pm
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Yawn

Symbolism over substance. Excuse while I feign being impressed.

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