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St. Johns County rolls out community kiosks

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ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office has rolled out some new tools to get information to the public quickly.

A federal grant allowed the Sheriff's Office to obtain six kiosks that will be placed in high-traffic areas around the county.

The Pro-Tektor kiosk systems contain a video screen that is divided into three sections with ever-changing information on a variety of topics.

The kiosks, which are updated wirelessly, display information on missing and wanted individuals, sex offender notifications, unsolved crimes, amber and silver alerts, and safety and crime prevention tips.

Sheriff David Shoar is excited about the new technology.

"This is another tool that we can get information from the public on a variety of outstanding and cold case investigations as well as present many tips to our citizens," Shoar said.

The kiosks have been rolled out to high-traffic areas, including the St. Johns County Tax Collector's Office and the courthouse.

The Sheriff's Office is looking to businesses that have high traffic that would like to partner with the Sheriff's Office for the placement of additional kiosks.

For more information, contact Cmdr. Chuck Mulligan at 904-209-1550 or cmulligan@sjso.org