JCSO Cyber-Substation New Feature
The Johnson County Sheriff's
Office is pleased to announce the newest crime fighting tool made available to
the public via the Cyber-Substation. Effective immediately, the citizens
of Johnson County will be able to view the last 15 days worth of active cases
being conducted by the Sheriff's Criminal Investigations Division.
What is an active case? When
a citizen reports a crime, a Sheriff's Deputy is dispatched to investigate the
incident and take a written report. The report made by the responding
Deputy is then forwarded to the Investigations Division where Major Steve Byerly
reviews all incoming cases. Many of these cases are deemed to be active
and are assigned to a Detective for investigation.
Why does the Johnson County
Sheriff's Office want to provide this information to the public?
Experience has taught us that an informed public is better prepared to help us
in two manners: tip submissions, and increased vigilance. If a resident
examines the active cases log online and notices that in the last couple nights,
someone has been breaking into vehicles in or near their residence, that person
is more likely to make sure his valuables are out of sight, garage door is shut,
and they are much more likely to be vigilant and report suspicious activity.
Posting this information online will help the public be better informed and thus
more watchful. This will likely result in increased tips and suspicious
person calls in the affected areas.
Thus, the Active Criminal Case
portion of the Cyber-Substation is yet another partnership with the community in
which we serve. Working together with citizens, the men and women of the
Johnson County Sheriff's Office continue to use every modern resource available
to keep the public informed.
In Partnership with our citizens - your
Johnson County Sheriff's Office