The Sheriff’s Office is using a new electronic crime prevention tool to get information out to the public. Twelve (12) crime prevention information kiosks were recently purchased and are being placed at various locations around the county.
The kiosks are located at the Sheriff’s Office Operation Center (Records and main office), Central Jail Visitation Center, Tax Collector’s main office, Manatee County Courthouse, Red Barn Flea Market and Desoto Square Mall. Five (5) additional kiosks will be placed around the county in the upcoming weeks.
The kiosks have a 27” widescreen colored monitor which display information including Amber Alerts, Silver Alerts, wanted fugitives, public service announcements (PSA) and other law enforcement news. Each kiosk cost approximately $3,800; purchased with forfeiture funds, meaning no taxpayer money was spent.