The department went live Friday in hopes of using the tool to provide more efficient and up-to-date information to Lake County residents on area crimes, road closures, police activity and more.
Already the department has posted a series of photos of several burglaries in Lake County. The Criminal Investigation Division is asking for tips in identifying the subjects in the pictures.
You can see the photos here, or get a better view on the Lake County IL. Sheriff's Office Facebook page. Any tips can be called in to 847-377-4168 referencing case #12-6134 & 12-15928.
Over the next few months the department also plans to use Twitter and the goverment website.
“Effective 21st Century policing mandates that we have as much contact with the community as possible. Facebook is a form of social media that will help us accomplish our goals of being the most accessible agency that we can be,” said Sheriff Mark Curran.