Use Facebook to help sheriff

Fayette County residents now have another way to help law enforcement get wanted criminal offenders off the streets, something they can do while reading posts on Facebook.
Fayette County Sheriff Chris Smith recently began listing active warrants on his department’s Facebook page, in addition to having his officers make special efforts to serve warrants.
Thus far, Smith’s idea of using social media has been working out well.
“The success rate is extremely high,” Smith told members of the Fayette County Board while explaining that new practice.
Not only is the word on outstanding warrants getting out of the sheriff’s office’s Facebook page, but many on Facebook – including The Leader-Union – are helping to locate those wanted individuals by sharing the sheriff’s posts.
With the popularity of social media, it’s a good move for the sheriff’s office to use that tool to make warrant arrests, and we hope more county residents get involved in that process.
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