With the launch of PorterCountySheriff.com, EXTEND COMMUNITY has built another bridge between law enforcement and Hoosier residents. Connecting the two is the online platform, The Sheriff’s Community Manager, built by EXTEND COMMUNITY for the Porter County Sheriff’s Office. EXTEND COMMUNITY is the community manager branch of the Evansville, Indiana-based EXTEND GROUP. The new site saves time and fosters peace of mind by enabling users to access a multitude of services via the user-friendly, interactive web-based system. Featured capabilities include postings of safety and crime alerts, information for permits and reports, FAQs, tip submissions, news, jail information, recent bookings, and more. The 24/7 resource also provides valuable information on safety, and linked resources for individuals of all ages.
Observes Shawn Collins, Founder and CEO of EXTEND GROUP, “Statistics show that social media is the top internet activity. With their new platform, the Porter County Sheriff’s Office can now send push notifications about important events to interested residents. That capability has the potential for tremendous reach among the county’s population of over 166,000.”
The site is built with responsive design, which makes it mobile-friendly and suitable for viewing on screens of all sizes. “This is extremely important now that 91% of U.S. adults own a mobile phone,” adds Collins.
In addition to Porter County, EXTEND COMMUNITY has also created Community Manager platforms for other Sheriffs’ Offices in the State of Indiana. Shawn Collins notes, “As a Gold Star Member of the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association (ISA) and ISA Preferred Platform Vendor, we’re proud to be a valued, proven resource in connecting communities with the community of men and women who protect and serve. We also believe that promoting communication within a community strengthens those bonds.”