Although it's still under construction, the sheriff's office has recently launched a web site which features information about district deputies, school resource officers, Neighborhood Watch programs and other useful information.
Duff said he believes the web site will increase communication between his office and the county and that residents should feel more at ease when submitting anonymous tips.
"The thing I'm most excited about, though, is our Ten Most Wanted List, which will be featured on our web site," Duff said. "We're currently compiling that list, and it should be posted soon. It's been hard to catch some of our felons, especially when they relocate and move to other parts of the country."
With the help of Harlan designer John Deaton III, deputy Lee Day built the web site, which contains links to sheriff's department services. Day is also the coordinator for the Harlan County Neighborhood Watch program, and since initiating the endeavor, he's discovered the need for an outlet to keep the area's many communities informed and connected. He said those interested in forming programs can log on to his office's web site and download information provided by the national organization.
"It's a much-needed service to the community," Day said. "Residents will be able to e-mail us with their comments and concerns, and we'll be able to continually keep them posted on the latest news, our latest projects, as well as telling residents how they can offer their help."
The Harlan County Sheriff's Department web site can be found at www.harlancountysheriff.com.