Jefferson Co. Sheriff’s Office introduces smartphone app | Crime
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) -- Jefferson County Sheriff Gerald Robinson proudly announces that his office has launched a smartphone app that allows the office to communicate much more effectively with the community.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office app is a free download for users and is currently available only for Android smart devices. However, the mobile app a release date for iPhone device users is scheduled to be released very soon.
Users of the app will have access to real-time detention center information, plus lists of non-custodial parents and most-wanted criminals. The sheriff’s office will also be able to send news and alerts directly to users’ smartphone – notifying them about anything from bank robberies and missing persons to escapes, weather warnings and more.
“The most beneficial and significant feature of this app is that it lets us get important information right to people’s fingertips,” said Sheriff Robinson. “The app greatly improves our ability to serve the public and that’s what we’re here for. We’re thrilled that we can provide this to the community.”
The app is also fully integrated with the county’s victim notification service, VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday).
“We know that more and more people are getting the information they need from their smartphones,” said Sheriff Robinson. “We want to ensure we’re utilizing the latest communication technology to keep the public informed and this app lets us do just that.”