"What we encourage people to do is to check the warrants and if they see anyone they know on there to let us know-call us or leave a tip," Rutherford said. "Also if they find themselves on there they can call us and turn themselves in.
"It's more efficient and less costly."
Deputies still will be going out to serve warrants and hunting offenders down, but this option also gives the public a chance to help.
Residents also can search for tax records on the website and print off new tax tickets if needed. Rutherford said a carry over from the old website was the ability to pay property taxes online.
But the sheriff's office is bigger than deputies and taxes, Rutherford said.
The website also offers information on the Day Report Center, which saved the county $2,588,631 on the 2011 jail bill, and the Drug Court, which offers those arrested for drug crimes a chance to rehabilitate themselves with the goal of returning them to the community as drug-free, law-abiding citizens.
Information also was available on home confinement and legal process services. The website also offers public notices, such as information on the upcoming deputy's civil service test and on how to obtain a concealed weapons permit.
"This was a total team effort," Rutherford said. "Every chief, everyone who wanted input had a say. Some meetings we had three people and some meetings we had thirteen people."
Rutherford said the upkeep of the website would not add any more work for the deputies. Tweets would be sent out as things happen, Humphreys said.
Contact writer Ashley B. Craig at ashley.cr...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4850.