The Greene County Sheriff’s Office has launched a new website where residents can find the latest information regarding the operations of the office as well as locate area sex offenders and most wanted.
The website, https://www.GreeneCountySo.org, features press releases, messages from Sheriff Steve Franks, pages on the services of each department of the sheriff’s office, as well as a link to submit crime tips including photos and videos via email.
Brooks Jeffrey Marketing, Inc., a national website, app, and marketing company headquartered in Mountain Home, Ark., developed the responsive website for the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.
Jail Administrator Brent Cox said the department itself built the website, at no added expense to the county. He said the annual cost to maintain it comes to $2,645, and has been that amount since 2016. Funding for the website comes from the Sheriff’s Communication Fund.
“Our goal with the website is to provide transparency between our office and the public,” said Greene County Sheriff Steve Franks. “We want the public to understand how this office serves the community, residents, and visitors. We want our community members to have the information they need, when they need it. The website allows users to quickly and conveniently access information on the device of their choice: desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. In addition, the website features a Site Search, which makes finding specific information much faster and easier for the site visitor.”
Other features of the Website include:
Alert Notifications – allows the public to sign up for alert notifications from the Sheriff’s Office via email or text – including sex offender notifications, press releases, and messages from the sheriff. Inmate Roster notifications coming soon.
Jail Roster (coming soon) – allows the public to view photos and information for individuals booked into the detention center and/or released within the last 48 hours.
Most Wanted Listings – allows the public to view photos and descriptions of wanted individuals.
Press Releases – allows the public to view a list in date order, sorted by year, of press release and news items posted by the sheriff’s office.
Sex Offenders – allows the public to view photos and information for sex offenders living in the county. The interactive map feature on the website allows the public to view sex offender locations on the map, view offender photos and profile information about the offenses.
Social Media Links – allows the public to follow the Greene County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook.
“Posting information on the Website improves the efficiency of the sheriff’s office by reducing the number of inquiry calls handled by our office. This tool allows us to devote more resources to the safety and security of our residents. Our intent is for every county resident to visit the site and become familiar with how to locate sex offenders, how to submit a crime tip and where to find the latest news and updates from the sheriff’s office. We believe the website is a huge benefit to the sheriff’s office and the residents of Greene County as well,” said Sheriff Franks.