COLLIER COUNTY- You'll find all that and more at the Collier County Sheriff's Office fan page on Facebook.
The fan page, which can be reached at www.facebook.com/colliersheriff, replaces the profile page the agency launched in 2008.
The fan page features a broad range of crime and safety news, including videos and information organized in easy to navigate sections. Separate areas are established for youth, cold cases and photos. A welcome section offers links to the agency's website, YouTube channel, its www.ccso.tv video Web page and its Twitter account. Another section of the fan page offers downloadable computer wallpaper images.
In addition to providing CCSO with a more broad Facebook platform, the fan page allows the agency to connect with an unlimited number of fans. Facebook limits profile pages to 5,000 friends.
The agency's profile page was retired on March 1.
Facebook is just one of the variety of CCSO initiatives to make it easier for the community to stay informed.
* Through Twitter and YouTube CCSO provides tips for staying safe and other important information for the public. Twitter users receive updates online or as a mobile phone text message.
* www.ccso.tv. Viewers can find out about local arrests, get an up-close look at how CCSO is keeps the community safe, and even watch live streaming video of CCSO new conferences.
* www.colliersheriff.org. The CCSO website is the agency's primary source of information. The website features a daily arrest log that shows the most recent arrests and a crime map that displays crimes reported at a specific address or neighborhood, along with the names, addresses, descriptions and photographs of registered sex offenders living in Collier County. There's also a Kids Zone featuring age-appropriate information for local youth and a calendar featuring CCSO safety events that is updated daily.
Also through the website, individuals may register to receive e-mails of news releases as well as the Collier Star blog and cellular traffic alerts.
* Residents can take their neighborhood crime map with them wherever they go, thanks to an iPhone application. Offered by CCSO in partnership with CrimeReports, the application provides local crime mapping and national sex offender data. The application is free and available at the iTunes App store.
* "On Scene" is the agency's monthly television show, whichgives viewers an up-close look at the things deputies do day in and day out to keep Collier County safe. The 15-minute show airs several times each month on Collier County government's Collier TV, located at Comcast channel 97, and the Collier County School District's Education channel, at Comcast channel 99. Shows can also be viewed on the CCSO website and web channel.