Thursday, February 4th, 2010

The Morris County Sheriff’s Office web site has undergone a complete head-to-toe makeover.

The site, which can be viewed at www.mcsheriff.org , sports a new look, new
architecture and improved navigation.

“Our web site has served us well but it needed some freshening up,” said Sheriff Ed Rochford. “We especially wanted to take advantage of newer technology that has emerged since the site debuted in 2005. Overhauling the visual styling of the site went hand-in-hand with that strategy.”

Navigation has been improved with the relocation of the main menu to the top of the page. Frequently accessed content, such as up-to-date foreclosure listings, is now represented by icons that have a presence on the right hand side of every page of the site. Interactive Google maps replace static images, allowing site visitors to obtain directions to the correctional facility, courthouse and Legal Services Division without leaving the web site.

Morris CountyUndersheriff Jack Dempsey, who headed the web site makeover, plans to add locally-produced instructional videos in the coming months.

Among law enforcement agencies, the Morris County Sheriff’s web site remains ahead of the pack when it comes to eliminating accessibility barriers that make it difficult or impossible for many people with disabilities to use the web.

“It’s pretty simple,” explained Dempsey. “Public sector web sites shouldn’t discriminate against disabled visitors.”

The site was developed by paviaweb.com, a web site development company based in Morristown.