Wednesday, November 18, 2009

CCSO Unveils Enhanced Web Site

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office has revamped its Web site to provide more information and services to the community.

The improvements to include a crime-mapping section that is updated every four hours; a Kids Zone where children of all ages can find safety and crime prevention tips; and user-friendly navigation that enables visitors to easily zero in on the information they need.

The improvements are the result of input Sheriff Kevin J. Rambosk heard from the community when he conducted a series of meetings around the county in March.

“Our Collier County residents and visitors are our partners in public safety,” Sheriff Rambosk said. “They told us clearly when we met with them the features they wanted to see incorporated into our Web site to help them stay informed.”

The new crime mapping feature allows site visitors to search for crimes by the address, zip code, type of crime, date or distance from a specific location. Visitors can also do a crime map search that will show them the photograph, description and address of registered sex offenders who live in Collier County.

The Kids Zone features separate sections for elementary, middle school and high school students. Each section offers age-appropriate information and safety videos about everything from bicycle safety to the dangers of texting while driving.

Sheriff Rambosk said site improvements are ongoing. The public will soon be able to report certain crimes online through instead of calling CCSO and waiting for a deputy. This feature will not only make it more convenient for citizens to report incidents like lost property and vandalism, it will free deputies up to respond to other calls for service.

Click here to see a video about the new features on