VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – A new tool in the belt of Vigo County law enforcement that’s designed for you.
A new jail tracker web site allows you, the public, to track both active and released inmates.
“As part of our new jail tracker software that we use to manage the jail and the inmates, was the ability for us to allow the public to view that information,” said Major Jeff Fox, Vigo County Sheriff’s Office.
You no longer need to use a log-in ID to view this information. The Vigo County Sheriff’s Office thought it important to give the community access to this type of information.
“In this age of transparency and information, whether it be sex offender registry, and all the information exchange in the world today, it just made sense. It’s public record. There’s no reason not to make it available to our citizens if they want it,” said Major Fox. “And I think we’re in that age of information exchange, and information is so readily available.”
We checked to see which other Wabash Valley counties have this capability. The only other we found was Knox County.
Making this share a big get for the sheriff’s office, all the better to keep their community informed.
“We’re in the age of Google. We can google everything! Well, information like this, Sheriff Ewing believes that’s important for the citizens to have that information,” said Major Fox.
The arresting agency is also listed on the website. The website also offers a restricted side.
It gives law enforcement tools to access reports and photo line-ups.
Here’s the jail tracker website.