The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is hoping to engage the public with two new initiatives—the Weekly Fugitive and Command Staff Profiles.

Weekly Fugitive
The Weekly Fugitive is a new initiative meant to help the sheriff’s office catch wanted people who have been deemed unsafe to the public.

Every Monday and Thursday a new fugitive will be posted to the HCSO’s Facebook page with hopes of gathering information about the person’s whereabouts.

Citizens may go to the HCSO’s TIP portal to report information about the whereabouts of any fugitive.

A list of Hamilton County’s 12 Most Wanted people can also be found on HCSO website.

Command Profiles
In order to help the public get to know the command staff at the HCSO, the office created a series of profile videos that dive into the staff’s history and what their roles entail.

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond said in a prepared statement:

I am very proud to offer these unique video profiles to the citizens of Hamilton County in an effort to give them greater insight into the daily activities of their Sheriff’s Office. It is important to me that our citizens understand what it takes to lead an agency our size and the many duties our unique and highly skilled leadership team assume on a daily basis.

The videos allow visitors to learn a bit about people like Sheriff Hammond or Chief Deputy Allen Branum. The full series of videos is available on YouTube.

Alina Hunter-Grah is a contributing writer. She currently attends UTC, where she was previously the news editor of the student newspaper, The University Echo. Alina also worked at CNN during the summer of 2017 and is the former Chattanooga correspondent for 2nd & Church, a literary magazine based out of Nashville. You can reach Alina at [email protected] or on Twitter @alinahuntergrah