County Sheriff introduces smartphone app Technology improves delivery of information to community
DATELINE – Clinton County Sheriff Dave Favro announced today that his office has launched a smartphone app that allows the office to communicate much more effectively with the community. The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office app is a free download and is available for both iPhone and Android smart devices. Users simply search “MobilePatrol” and after downloading, select the sheriff’s office.
Users of the app will have access to real-time detention center information with mug shots, charges and offender information. The app is fully integrated with VINE®
(Victim Information and Notification Everyday), which allows crime victims to be notified about the custody status of their offender. The app also includes warrants, lists of non-custodial parents and most-wanted criminals, news, the facility location, the sheriff’s office directory and much more.
Information that can be pushed right to a user’s smartphone includes Amber Alerts (including photos of missing persons), news about escapees and manhunts, weather warnings and other local emergencies.
"It is the mission of the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office to promote safety and quality of life in Clinton County by providing service with pride and commitment to excellence in partnership with our community”.
The Clinton County Sheriff’s office has three primary components:
The Civil division of the Sheriff’s office is responsible for the service of all civil matters in Clinton County, including but not limited to civil orders issued by all courts, property evictions, seizure of weapons and orders of protection.
The twenty one member Law Enforcement division of the Sheriff’s office covers approximately 1,187 square miles of jurisdiction including 79 miles of shoreline and 34 miles on international border with Canada. Some of the functions include service of civil documents, maintaining the sex offender registry, enforcing Federal, State and local laws and acting as a conservator of the peace for the general public.
There are two members assigned to narcotics task force investigations which have led to hundreds of arrests for various drug related charges, the seizure of millions of dollars in drugs and cash. The Sheriff’s Office receives a percentage of the cash and assets seized which helps enhance our law enforcement efforts at no additional expense to the tax payers of Clinton County. In addition to the enforcement, the Sheriff’s Office provides the D.A.R.E. to resist drugs and violence program to all area elementary schools in Clinton County. During the summer months, three deputies are assigned to marine patrol on Lake Champlain, Chazy and Chateaugay Lake. The marine patrol efforts help provide for a safe and pleasurable experience for residents and guest to the largest tourist attraction in Clinton County. Marine officers provide safety inspections, investigate navigation complaints, engage in search and rescue operations, safeguard marine events such as Regattas and international fishing tournaments.
The Corrections division of the Sheriff’s office is the largest component consisting of 89 correction officers including a Jail Warden, three Lieutenants, nine Sergeants and seventy six correction officers. With the completion of our two year construction and renovation project in July 2006, our new facility capacity is 300 inmates. In 2007 the jails average daily inmate population was 218. As many as 103 inmates per day were boarded in from other governments, generating over four and one half million dollars to offset the county expense since July 2006. There are a wide range of inmates incarcerated in the Clinton County Jail ranging from charges of traffic violation to murder. In 2007 correction officers conducted 1,151 court transports moving 2,644 inmates throughout Clinton County and New York State. The facility kitchen staff served 249,015 meals during 2007. The Clinton County Jail as all jails in New York operates under the mandates of the New York State Commission of Corrections.