March 2, 2013

Sheriff Rolls Out Online Crime Data

THE SAN Mateo County Sheriff's office is making it easier for the public to access crime data and arrest information by unveiling a new website where visitors can learn what is happening and who may be doing it.

The database used will map crimes by dates, location and type, show adult arrest information for the past 30 days and let users sign up for email notifications.

The site's rollout coincides with the department's inaugural virtual ride-along Saturday night where an officer will use Twitter to give followers a peek into a deputy's typical evening in San Carlos. That officer will also answer questions. ( twitter.com/SMCSheriff)

Future additions planned for the site include a database of outstanding stolen vehicle, missing persons and warrants. Arrest information will include names, ages, charges and mug shots.

A big congratulations to our innovative Sheriff, Greg Munks. Government 2.0 is alive in San mateo County.

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