Putnam County Starts New Tracking System to Protect Children

The Putnam County sheriff's office has a new opportunity to help protect children when there is suspicion of drugs. Starting with the change of the calendar on August 1, the sheriff's department started entering drug-related cases where a child's safety could be compromised into the new Drug Endangered Child Tracking System. With that, there is a formal way to share suspicions and concerns directly with child-welfare workers. Officers will enter every felony drug arrest, and child-welfare workers can log in to look for cases that may not already be on their radar.