NOCATEE, Fla. -- It's getting harder for Action News to work with some local law enforcement offices to get you the information you need to know.
But there's a new push for transparency in St Johns County. Authorities are posting police call-outs online.
"You always want to know where the bad places are, where all the crime and stuff is happening," said Kim Overton.
Overton is happy to hear at a time when some government agencies are tightening the ropes, St. Johns county is headed in the opposite direction.
"It's our calls for service screen that we've made available through our website," said Cmdr. Chuck Mulligan.
In an effort to become more transparent, the Sheriffs Office is sharing a log of their police calls.
It's the opposite move from Duval County.
The Jacksonville Sheriffs Office silenced police radios in July 2011, restricting the media from hearing call-outs. Then in May, JSO closed the office with access to police reports.
St. Johns County also had to silence radios in a move to protect the identities of certain crime victims. But Mulligan said every call they can post, they will.
It's not in real time to help keep officers safe.
"We don't want the criminal standing in their living room with a smartphone saying, 'Hey, they just got the dispatch their on their way. Let's get out of here,'" he said.
Mulligan said it is worth the extra effort to keep the community informed.
And Overton added the move proves this is a county that cares about her safety.
"(They're) just taking that extra precautionary step so I think that's a really good measure for them to do so instead of being behind the eight ball they can get ahead of the game," she said.
Mulligan said on the site, a homeowner can pull up their street and see what crime is going on around them.