MONCKS CORNER, S.C.– (Tuesday, February 11, 2020) — Berkeley County Government launched a new website this week, showcasing many new features that will better serve Berkeley County citizens. Additionally, Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office’s new website went live this week, allowing BCSO to have its first-ever dedicated website. Both websites were created and built by Berkeley County’s Information Technology department, with assistance by other County departments.
A presentation on both websites was made during a County Committee meeting on Monday, February 10. Watch the meeting video here: http://bit.ly/37l1Jqe
Berkeley County Government Website: Berkeley County’s new website is now more user-friendly, ADA compliant, with increased interactive features and an enhanced look. The site features a one-of-a-kind tool called “My Services Lookup,” developed by Berkeley County’s GIS/Mapping Department. The interactive tool allows users to enter a County-based address and determine that location’s specific providers for elected officials, utilities, fire service, school attendance, and more.
The new County site also highlights individual County departments; includes a contact directory and extensive list of frequently asked questions; important downloadable forms and documents; options for online bill payments; the latest County news; vibrant photo galleries; and upcoming meetings and events for the County and municipalities. Social media integration is also part of the website’s homepage, allowing easy access to the County’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages.
“This website is a result of dozens of County employees who have dedicated countless hours to this much-needed project. With a format that hadn’t been updated in decades, Berkeley County’s website was due for an upgrade. Having a more interactive and state-of-the-art website will prove very beneficial to the County, the community and outside visitors looking to learn more about what makes the County a unique place to live, work and explore. We plan to continue refining the site to better serve the public.” -Johnny Cribb, Berkeley County Supervisor
Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office Website: The Sheriff’s Office site provides new features focused on community policing efforts and increasing communication between law enforcement and the public. Visitors can view live crime stats and crime mapping; request patrol units, report a crime and/or file a complaint; lookup sex offenders and inmates; read about specialized teams and agency accolades; and more.
We strongly believe the new website is a vital resource that will greatly benefit the Sheriff’s Office and residents of Berkeley County. Our main goal has always been to ensure the safety of the County and its people, and we are doing just that by offering an online resource that’s more interactive and community-focused. It is my hope that every citizen will visit the site, use it, become familiar with it, and know that Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to service and transparency with the community. -Sheriff Duane Lewis
– Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office –