Tuesday, April 19, 2011

CCSO Launches Enhanced Arrest Log

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office has upgraded its online arrest log to help the community more easily search for and access CCSO arrest records.

Site visitors can now search by first name, last name, arrest date or booking number for arrests in Collier County dating back to 2000.

Until now, arrests on http://www.colliersheriff.org/ were posted daily but were not searchable.

Recent upgrades to CCSO’s technological infrastructure made the new arrest log possible.

The change was a priority for Sheriff Kevin J. Rambosk, who believes that the more information citizens have the safer the community will be.

“An informed community is a safe community,” Sheriff Rambosk said. “One of my priorities as Sheriff is to use technology to provide information to the community.”

The new arrest log is the latest in a series of technological initiatives Sheriff Rambosk has undertaken. Since becoming Sheriff in January 2009 he has authorized:

Crime maps on the CCSO website. The maps show nearly real-time information about where crimes and calls for service are being reported. The maps also display the address, description and photograph of each registered sexual offender in Collier County.

The Internet site ccso.tv, which offers CCSO-produced safety and crime-prevention videos, profiles of cold cases and unedited footage of many CCSO press conferences.

“On Scene,” a monthly television show that provides an up-close look at CCSO, information on how to stay safe, information on wanted criminals and more. “On Scene” airs on the Collier County Government television channel, the Collier County School District’s Education Channel and ccso.tv.

· Online crime reporting through the agency’s website. The tool allows people to report several types of crimes that don’t require immediate emergency assistance or investigation — criminal mischief, lost property, harassing phone calls, petty theft, grand theft up to $1,000, animal complaints, identity theft and property damage.

· A Facebook fan page that features a broad range of crime and safety news, including videos and information organized in easy to navigate sections. Separate areas are established for youth, cold cases, and photos. There’s even a place where visitors can submit a tip and help solve a crime. Another section of the fan page offers downloadable computer wallpaper images. The page can be found at www.facebook.com/colliersheriff.