WOODBINE, Ga. -- Electronic billboards are scheduled to be installed and active the first week of November.
The signs will be located at the intersection of I-95, Highway 40 and Kings Bay Road, and
The Camden County Sheriff's Office will use the billboards for Amber Alerts, weather or natural disaster alerts, lawenforcement or governmental emergency situations and as an avenue to find missing people.
The sheriff's office partnered with Craig Root, the owner of Vista Outdoor Advertising, to establish a protocol in which a designated law enforcement liaison will transmit the emergency message to Vista who will post almost immediately. This is expected to allow fast distribution to a broad range of people.
Sheriff Jim Proctor said, "We are always looking for new ways to effectively reach the community in emergency situations and having the use of these very visible signs will b a great help. When Craig approached me about this I was very excited and knew this was a tremendous opportunity to assist the people of the county and an opportunity to work hand in hand with one of our local business partners. This is a great example of public private partnership."