VCSO to unveil new website later today


Sheriff LogoDATE: Thursday, October 31, 2013
CONTACT: Sheriff Eric Williams
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Eric Williams

Later today, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office (VCSO) will transition from its current website to a newly developed and designed web site. The web address will remain as it is

The VCSO has partnered with the EXTEND GROUP in the development of the new web site. The EXTEND GROUP is an Evansville based marketing and technology implementation company.

At 2:00 PM on Thursday, October 31, 2013, Sheriff Eric Williams, members of the Sheriff’s Office Staff along with Shawn Collins, founder and president of the EXTEND GROUP will officially unveil the new web site to the media at the Sheriff’s Headquarters Conference Room. Later in the day, the website will be enabled for the public.

This new site, along with the future developments, currently planned and yet to be thought of, has been and will be designed and devoted to not only providing information to the public in an efficient manner but for receiving information from the public in an equally efficient manner.

The new site begins the process of standardizing the look of the Sheriff’s Office across various social media platforms and effectively markets the VCSO creating extensive brand benefits. The website will grow community equity and provide a single source of information for the community that allows users to sign up for multiple sources of information in one place. Another hope is that the site will strengthen trust with the community and enhance community relations by providing information about the VCSO and its various operations, programs and services.

The website will deliver as much timely and accurate information as allowed and reasonable. It links to a core database keeping information in one location. The intent is for the public to visit the site frequently and become familiar with the tools and information available. With that familiarity, we want the public who use the site to help us direct its ongoing evolution based on their wants and needs.

The new website along with the future planned developments offer many options for creating two-way communication between the VCSO and the public.