The new website will serve as an information resource for the public and assist with community policing efforts.
The website, provides updated information on all aspects of the Sheriff's Office.
One of the main goals of the new website is to provide information to the public about sex offenders living in the County. The interactive map feature on the website allows the public to view sex offender locations on a map, as well as view offender photos and profile information about the offenses committed. Site visitors can also click on a list of the offender's names to view their profile information.
"The safety of county residents is our primary concern at the Sheriff's Office. We feel the sex offender website map feature allows us to better protect county residents by keeping them informed," said Sheriff George Underwood.
In addition to the interactive sex offender map, the new website also features press releases, messages from Sheriff George Underwood which are updated frequently, pages on the services of each division of the Sheriff's Office, as well as a link to submit crime tips via email.
Other features of the website include:
Most Wanted Listings -- allows the public to view photos and descriptions of wanted individuals.
History of the Sheriffs -- allows us to share photographs and biographies of our former sheriffs with the community. Our hope is to work with our historical society and the families within our communities to provide facts about our County's Law Enforcement history. We invite and encourage anyone with historical information to please contact the Sheriff's Office.
"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. The new website provides greater transparency for the Sheriff's Office and encourages the public to take a more active role in community policing efforts. 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 Web site is a huge benefit to the Sheriff's Office and the residents of Oregon County as well," said Sheriff Underwood.
MostWantedWebsites.com,by Brooks Jeffrey Marketing, Inc. of Mountain Home, Ark., developed the website. The firm specializes in website solutions for law enforcement and government offices.
For more information about the website, contact the Oregon County Sheriff's Office at 417-778-6611 or visit www.oregoncountysheriff.org.