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New online options for sheriff’s department

POSTED January 4, 2011 10:14 p.m.

In an effort to improve their public access and efficiency, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department has launched a new Web site that will allow for online reporting of some crimes.

The new Web site, http://www.scsdonline.com, is designed to provide as much comprehensive information as possible for the general public, according to the sheriff’s department. Users can check to see who is in custody, retrieve administrative forms and paperwork, and read all about the structure of the department. Certain property crimes can also now be reported online.

Those living in the unincorporated area of Stanislaus County, or in the contract cities of Patterson, Hughson, Riverbank or Waterford, who fall victim to crimes such as destroyed or vandalized property, fraud or identity theft, harassing phone calls, lost property, or theft of property or a vehicle burglary, where losses do not exceed $400, may be eligible to complete an online report.  On-line reporting is not intended for crimes in-progress, or crimes in which the victim has credible suspect information. 

The new Web site and online reporting system were designed by members of the Records and Information Technology Division at the sheriff’s department. The sheriff’s department is seeking the public’s feedback on the new site and will incorporate further updates and improvements in the coming months.

To contact Sabra Stafford, e-mail sstafford@turlockjournal.com or call 634-9141 ext. 2002.

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