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Darien Police Department Launches New 'Smart' Website

Darien Police Chief Duane Lovello said the department's new website offers the public better access to the department and an easier time finding what they need.
Darien Police Chief Duane Lovello said the department's new website offers the public better access to the department and an easier time finding what they need. Photo Credit: File

DARIEN, Conn. -- The Darien Police Department recently released a newly redesigned website that adapts to different looks for different devices.

“Call it a smart website,” said Keith LeBeau, president and CEO of QScend Technologies, which provided the department with design services and the site. “As a visitor switches to viewing the site from a computer to a tablet to a smart phone, the website responds to provide the visitor with the best user experience possible.”

In addition to its responsiveness, the website includes an updated look and feel, improved and simpler navigation and a number of tools, including:

  • An interactive calendar from which events can be downloaded to personal schedules.
  • Photo galleries and slide shows.
  • Press releases and news.
  • Central depositories for agendas, minutes, forms and documents.
  • Google Custom Search to help people find what they need on the website.
  • Links to Twitter and Facebook.

“There are also a number of coding and style elements in place that will make it easier for Darien Police to freshen its look every year, if they would like,” LeBeau said. “With an Internet year equaling three months, according to Bill Gates, that’s important. To frequent users, sites can look old in just two to three years.”

Darien Police Chief Duane Lovello said any initiative providing better and organized access to information in a timely manner is a worthwhile undertaking.

“In today’s information age, people have come to expect ready access to the type of material found on our new website," he said. "I’m very pleased with the new website and want to commend Sergeants Jeremiah Marron and TJ Whyte for their commitment in making this a website our department can be proud of.”

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