"By providing the public with this type of information, we hope local residents will be able to take a proactive stance in protecting themselves and their property," Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton said about participating in the police blotter.
Due to the large amount of calls deputies respond to within the county a map will not be provided with the police blotter, but Heaton said the reports would be divided according to the townships within which the incident occurs.
Clay County is divided into 11 townships, Brazil, Cass, Dick Johnson, Harrison, Jackson, Lewis, Perry, Posey, Sugar Ridge, Van Buren and Washington.
"That way a resident can be aware of criminal activity in their area and take precautions," Heaton said.
Similar to the information provided for the Crime Watch Map, the Clay County Sheriff's Department will provide The Brazil Times with public record information concerning criminal activity such as burglary, vandalism and thefts throughout the county.
Burglary reports are acts of unauthorized forced entry into a residence, business or out building with the intention to commit a crime.
Criminal mischief reports are acts of vandalism or property being damaged.
Theft reports are the unauthorized taking of personal property from an individual's home, porch or yard area an out building or vehicle.