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Stone County Sheriff's Office
Contact: Sheriff Richard L. Hill
For More Information: admin@StoneCountyMOSheriff.com
Stone County Sheriff's Office Launches New Website
The Stone County Sheriff's Office launched a new Website on January 12, 2011 where residents can find the latest information regarding the operations of the Sheriff's Office as well as locate area sex offenders.
The new Website will serve as an information resource for the public as well as assist with community policing efforts.
The Website - www.StoneCountyMoSheriff.com, (unveiled this week), 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 the map, view offender photos and profile information about the offenses.
The sex offender map features pinpoints designating where registered sex offenders live. By clicking the pinpoint, the sex offender profile information is displayed including a link to the offender's photo. 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," stated Sheriff Richard Hill.
In addition to the interactive sex offender map, the new Website also features press releases and news updates, a message from Sheriff Richard Hill which is updated frequently, pages on the services of each division of the Sheriff's Office, as well as an email 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 module - This will allow us to share photographs and biography of our former sheriffs with our community. Our hope is to work with our historical society and the families within our communities to provide details and little known facts going back to our county's beginning in 1851. We invite and encourage anyone with historical information to please contact the sheriff's office.
Email Alert Notifications - allows the public to sign up for alert notifications from the Sheriff's Office via email - including sex offender notifications, press releases, news updates, messages from the Sheriff most wanted updates, e-newsletters, and jail roster update.
Coming Soon -
Jail Roster - allows the public to view photos and information for individuals booked into the detention center and/or released within the last 48 hours;
"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 will allow us to devote more resources to the safety and security of our residents. The new Website will provide 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 Stone 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 Stone County as well," said Sheriff Richard Hill.
MostWantedWebsites.com by Brooks Jeffrey Marketing, Inc. of Mountain Home, Arkansas, developed the Website. The firm specializes in website solutions for law enforcement and government offices.
For more information about the Website please contact the Sheriff's Office at (417) 357-6116 or visit