Bergen Sheriff Michael Saudino Announces ‘Facecrook - Web Application” Innovative Technology Tracks Fugitives On A Local Level
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 04:07 PM EDT
Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino has announced the launch of “Facecrook”, an innovative new online tool on www.bcsd.us that allows website visitors to search for any active warrants currently held by the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office.
“Facecrook” is a method for cultivating information on the county’s fugitives and was designed by the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office with the goal of leveraging technology against decreased manpower and budget constraints. “Facecrook” is linked to BCSO’s records management system, known as “CODY” so information is constantly updated and provided in real time.
“Facecrook” acts as a force multiplier for law enforcement by drastically increasing the number of eyes on the street. Through the use of “pin-mapping”, site visitors can view the last known whereabouts of Bergen County fugitives. Previously, there was no “pin-mapping” system for tracking Bergen County’s most wanted criminals. This application is also the first of its kind in the State of New Jersey.
“The ‘Facecrook’ system gives the public the opportunity to get off the sidelines and into the game in a safe manner,” explained Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino. “These fugitives live in our communities; people see them and are none the wiser that they are wanted individuals. ‘Facecrook’ gives the public information on what these fugitives look like and data on where they might be living or working. It also offers an anonymous tip option to alert law enforcement if you believe you have spotted one of these fugitives.”
At the end of the month, BCSO Inspector Mickey Bradley will be presenting the new “Facecrook” application to the Law Enforcement Technical Institute (LETI) in Annapolis Maryland. The Law Enforcement Technical Institute is funded by the Department of Justice.
“FaceCcook” can be accessed on the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office website http://www.bcsd.us/Pages/Warrants.aspx , www.facecrook.net or www.facecrook.us . If you know of anyone wanted on any type of warrant you can help anonymously by also visiting www.bergentip.com