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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, January 17 - January 23, 1997- 15 State police join technology arena, open web site By Kerry Kester Support and Training division, said, is the ability to keep nfor- Col. Alan Ellingsworth, was responsible for moving the mation current. / Delaware State Police superinten- dent, announced Friday, Jan. 10 that the state police is now dis- seminating its most current infor- mation to the public through the internet. The new web page provides in- formation about state police ser- vices, offers crime prevention sur- veys, has informaiion about each troop, outlines the role and re- sponsibilities of the special units and contains job applications. Additionally, it has the most cur- rent information available on the state's most wanted criminals. "It's clear that this is the future of business, and we want to re- main part of this network," said Ellingsworth. "We receive email from around the nation. What the web does for us is allow us to change very quickly." Keith Caskey of the Computer state police toward the web site. According to Lt. David Citro, in- formation systems trainer, Caskey was instrumental in developing the concept through his work writ- ing programs and designing the page. The state police already had ac- cess to a server, so there was vir- tually no cost to the division or the public, said Citro. The user friendly web page al- lows users to learn about the exec- utive staff, "meet" the comman- ders at each of the troops, and see "arrests" through high quality col- or images. Users may also view a table of organization, which ex- plains how the state police oper- ates, and learn about the history of the organization. "This is a very progressive way to get your information out," said Citro. Even more valuable, he / For example, one option the web site offers is the Most Want - ed list. The moment a criminal is apprehended, said Citro, that can be updated in the computer The same holds true for addinl new suspects to the list, he said The new technology allows that, ithin hours of a crime, new nam( and faces can be updated in th, sys- tem. Security, he said, is not a )rob- lem because the page is on  ;erv- er with the same protections s the National Crime Information Cen- ter. "Lots of times these pag s be- come linked with others [la r en- forcement agencies]," said '.itro. Other law agencies can tap in on Delaware resources, he said. Use the following address to ac- cess the new web site: http://www.state.de.us/govel n/age ncieslpubsafeldsplindxdsp.h m Kerry Kester photo Lt. David Citro assisted Keith Caskey, both of the Delaware State Police Computer Support and Training division, in de- signing a web site for the state police. Citro is shown after bringing up the home page. Amongst the many features of- fered at the web site is the state police's current Most Wanted list. MADD, police succeeding in effort,to reduce drunken driving By Kerry Kester ful in getting court conviclions. He said the organization dqnated ers Against Drunk Driving.recent - with the drinking and driving video cameras for some qf the squad cars. Officers, he said have The Delaware Chapter of Moth- ly recognized three Delaware State Police officers from Troop 7 for their exemplary efforts at de- tecting and arresting drunk idrivers in the Cape Region. Cpl. Ken Hardy earned a life- time award for his years of meri- torious work keeping drunk dri- vers off the streets. Hardy made 23 Driving Under the Influence (DUI) arrests from July 2, 1995 through July 1, 1996. Hardy has been with the state police since 1988, assigned to Troop 7 since he began. Trooper First Class An- thony Mendez, who began his work with the state police at Troop 7 three years ago, made 34 DUI arrests last year. He was commended with a first year award. Trooper Doris Fraser made 26 DUI arrests during the same time period. Fraser has also been with the state police and Troop 7 for three years. She was honored with a first year certificate. "We're pleased that an outside Acres places moratorium on new sprinkler systems An resolution to amend Hen- Iopen Acres ordinance number 53 dealing with water service regula- tion was approved at the commis- sioners' regular quarterly meeting on Friday, Jan. 10. In addition, a moratorium was issued on the in- stallation of new automated sprin- kler systems, and is effective until April. The current water system is capable of producing 80,000 gal- lons per day. In addition, home- owners are permitted by the state to install individual wells for use with home sprinkler systems. Un- der the existing ordinance, home- owners are not permitted to install automated systems which are hooked into the town's water ser- vice. group takes the time to recognize are for any alcohol enforcement Delaware State Police spokesman, the positive strides we've made programs, such as sobriety check the state police and the Rehoboth points or saturation patrols. Beach Police Department con- problem," said Lt. Peter Some of the grant money is also ducted a successful saturation pa- Schwartzkopf, Troop 7 deputy been able to record field tests, used for programs such as multi- trol on Saturday, Dec. 29 from commander in charge of the traf- "The camera is very convincing," jurisdictional seat belt check midnight until 4 a.m. fic division, he said, noting that none 9f the points and for a program called During the four-hour period of- "Members of our department cases that had video recorde d field "combined enforcement", which fleers flooded the Route 1 and Re- have done an outstanding job," he tests were thrown out of cout, is a roving patrol that addresses hoboth Beach area, they stopped said. "We appreciate the officers' The Delaware State PoliCe has several areas of road safety viola- 52 vehicles. One person was ar- efforts, and we appreciate what been awarded federal granls for dons. Additionally, he said, some rested for DUI, and five others the outside agencies have done." 1997 that will provide funding for grant money was awarded for were arrested on other traffic Schwartzkopf said that one tool continued efforts at curbing the studying and addressing the prob- charges. The saturation patrol MADD provided for the depart- drinking and driving problem, lem of pedestrian fatalities, was funded by a 1997 grant ment has proven particularly use- The grants, said Schwartzkopf, According to David Thomas, award. i I Besche Bros. '96 Model LA-Z-BOY Furniture ReCliner Close Out! LA-Z-BOY00 Several 00tyles Available !:, >:: ..-" "GRAND CAI YON" CHAISE RECI.INER Generous proportions and soft contours make this transitional recliner a fa iodte relaxing spot. Featuring a layered bustl } back, padded arms and chaise reclining aM m that delivers full-body comfort! MSRP $729 Includes FREE Delivery Set-up and removal of furniture being replaced. In stock only. 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