Date: August 27, 2003 `
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact:

Carrie Rodgers, (863) 534-6217 OR (863) 819-1856, Pager

PCSO Cyber Substation Offers Wealth of Free Information & Inquiries

In an ongoing effort to provide excellent customer service and make public information instantly available to citizens, the Polk County Sheriff's Office has made some recent additions to its website, www.polksheriff.org.  Called its "Cyber Substation", the website has always provided information about the agency and its members, helpful links, and numerous search options. The new additions include:

  • Judicial Process Search: Viewers have been able to do online Service of Process searches to see if civil process documents, such as summonses, notices, and other court orders, have been served; now customers can query Eviction/Repossession status', by first and last name.
  • In the "News Room" section, see HIDTA News for updated information on PCSO's involvement in the multi-agency task force that focuses on High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas, with helpful links to the other agencies who participate. Also new to the "News Room" is a Crime Prevention Newsletter, which will be updated on a monthly basis with information to help PCSO and the community strengthen their partnership in order to improve the quality of life in our county.
  • Under the "Customer Service" heading, check out our new Home Security Survey, a tool for citizens to help them become more self-aware of their personal safety habits. Included is information on how citizens can contact the Crime Prevention Unit for a more detailed security analysis.
  • The Shining Star, the monthly agency newsletter, can also be viewed from the home page. The newsletter, produced by the Public Information Office, is full of interesting stories about agency members and activities.

Make it a habit the next time you're online to visit our website, www.polksheriff.org, and spend some time getting to know PCSO and the free information and services we provide.

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