Technology is helping the Richmond County Sheriff's Office fight crime
by launching a new website for crime alerts.
One of the main components of the site is that it will send out e-mail alerts. If you want to know what's going on in your neighborhood, all you'll do is go to the website, plug in your e-mail address and then you'll receive alerts immediately. So, if there's a burglary or any type of suspicious activity that police have been notified about, you'll be made aware so that you know what to watch out for.
"It helps remind people when they need to be more proactive within their own neighborhood," said Lieutenant Lewis Blanchard, with the Richmond County Sheriff's Office. "If you don't ever have any problems in your neighborhood, even if you have a neighborhood watch, you tend to become a little bit more complacent and then all of a sudden you hear a burglary down the street, you're going to be more proactive as to what's going on."
Police say they feel confident this will help apprehend their suspects faster, providing peace of mind for victims in the area.
"You know, if you have never been or experienced a burglary in your home, most people have a lot of issues with that afterwards from feeling unsafe to panic attacks to other things," said Lt. Blanchard. "And those are things we don't want to happen. the only thing we can do is catch and apprehend the person. at least when they know they're behind bars that does help them have a little bit of closure."
RichmondCountySheriffsOffice.com is expected to be up and running by the end of the week, July 26th.
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