Sheriff's office launches new Web site

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:45

    Find out who’s wanted, give an anonymous tip, fill out a form, check on foreclosures Newton — The Sussex County Sheriff’s Office Web site was relaunched last week after undergoing a complete makeover. Boasting improved navigation, site-wide search and a translation function for non-English speaking visitors, the site is filled with content that gives visitors unique insight into the sheriff’s office and the services it provides. In addition to expanded information about the day-to-day operations of the office, highlights include foreclosure listings, a newsroom, concise information on rules and regulations for inmate visitation at the Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility, downloadable/fillable forms for enrollment in community programs and a Crime Stoppers page that shines a spotlight on new or unsolved crimes in the community. According to a press release from the sheriff’s Office, the online foreclosure system reflects a renewed focus on streamlining information about Sussex County properties that will be put up for sale by the sheriff’s office. Information on this page will be continuously updated. Who’s wanted? The new site also features a section where visitors can check out who’s wanted by law enforcement in Sussex County...and if the urge to help should strike, the site also provides a quick, easy and anonymous way to submit a tip regarding the whereabouts of a wanted individual. Sheriff Michael F. Strada, who took the helm of the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 1, pledged to modernize the organization and open up the lines of communication. “I want to get information into the hands of the public and other law enforcement agencies in our county,” Strada said. “The web site serves as an important and cost-effective tool for disseminating information.” Lt. Dave Rome, the office’s information technology supervisor, worked with the Web site developer to ensure that the new site is an informative, relevant and user-friendly resource. “To that end, I feel we were immensely successful,” said Rome. The site was developed by, a Web site development company based in Morristown.