Sevier County Sheriff Ron Seals has launched a new program in Sevier County giving residents fast access to custody information on offenders throughout Sevier County. Sheriff Seals has launched Vine/Savin, an automated service citizens can access 24 hours a day either by telephone or the internet.
“Protecting the citizens of Sevier County is always our highest priority,” stated Seals. Sevier County’s Vine/Savin provides an added level of protection because it gives everyone access to timely and accurate information on offenders in our county and throughout the state. We’re delighted that we could make this important service to the public.”
People calling 1-888-868-4631 are asked to provide an offender’s name or booking number. After the system has provided the relevant custody information, it asks the caller if they would like to register to be automatically notified when the offender is released or transferred. Those choosing to register provide a phone number and a four-digit personal identification number (PIN) which they will later use to confirm the notification call.
Live operator assistance is available round the clock for callers who have questions or require additional help. Citizens can also go online at www.vinklink.com to locate and register.
Sevier County Vine/Savin is definitely designed with the victim in mind. It’s very user friendly. Sheriff Seals stated, “What makes it special is the automatic notification feature as long as you’ve got a telephone or a computer, you can receive an automated alert anytime of the day or night. That kind of protection is critically important to anyone who’s concerned about the whereabouts of an offender. The goal of the Savin/Vine program is to increase public safety and improve basic criminal justice decisions by ensuring that victims are given timely and accurate information that both enhances their ability to protect themselves and ensures they are able to fully participate in the criminal justice process.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.