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Putnam County Jail has new Web site

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Putnam County Sheriff's Department has set up a new Web site as another tool to stay in touch with the public.

Located at www.putnam-sheriff.org, the new site is also available through the official county government website at www.co.putnam.in.us in the "departments" directory.

"This new website is one more way the Sheriff's Department can reach the public with useful information," Sheriff Steve Fenwick said. "We have already extended our administration hours to include Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon, and now the public can look up information online 24 hours a day."

That information includes fees and procedures for handgun licenses, sheriff's sales, tax warrants, the location and hours of PCJ and inmate visitation and commissary.

The county's 10 most wanted criminals are also listed, and an anonymous tip page allows the public to submit information about crimes, suspects and other incidents. Those tips will be read by a designated member of the sheriff's department, who will follow up on that information.

"Often, people know helpful information about suspects or crimes, but they are afraid to call police or become involved in a case, for whatever reason," Sheriff Fenwick said. "This tip form will allow those with Internet access to help without giving their identity. Or they can leave their name and phone number to be contacted if follow-up information is needed."

Other pages included on the Web site include information on the Merit Deputy Division, sex offender registry, terrorism, meth labs, child safety seats and calling 9-1-1.

A special In Memory page commemorates the service of Capt. Jim Baugh, who died in January 2004.

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