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March 11, 2013

BCSO alerts spread the word

MILLEDGEVILLE — Thursday night a non-custodial mother forcefully took her 3-year-old child from a Kings Road residence. 

The female left with her young daughter after a minor domestic dispute.

“This wasn’t technically an abduction,” Capt. Brad King of the Baldwin County Sheriff’s office said. “There was no immediate cause to believe the child was in danger.”

The BCSO initiated its Intelligence Led Policing (ILP) protocol to locate the missing girl around 8 a.m Friday. Descriptions and photos went to the Georgia Crime Information Center, U.S. Marshals, Fugitive Squad and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Staff sent mass emails to the ILP community group and sheriff’s personnel. Photos and vital descriptions posted to the BCSO Facebook page really circulated.

Within one hour the social media status reached 5,000. At the two-hour mark the total grew to 14,000 people.

King said the mother and child were at the sheriff’s office by 10:45 a.m.

“That is phenomenal. It does exactly what we wanted it to do with the Intelligence Led Policing, which is putting our citizens in the game,” King said.

The information sharing program, started one year ago, runs an online neighborhood watch. People sign up for free updates on the BCSO website.

Facebook friends and shares make a gigantic impact too. 

Crime, scams and even road closure messages transfer quickly and efficiently throughout the ever-expanding community base. Messages and posts go up when trends or actionable information comes forth.

King said the department’s job is to educate, protect and be accessible. An open door entices regular folks to join the proactive conversation.

“Every avenue we can take to get information from the community is better for us because lets face it we live and die with information. We must have community input and support to truly function,” King said. “We are your sheriff’s office. It’s not ours. We are here to serve the community.”

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