LOWNDES COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) – On Tuesday, the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office launched its own mobile app that updates people on news – from traffic to sex offenders – in the area.
“It is designed to educate our community on the various aspects of county law enforcement,” said Lowndes County Sheriff Christopher West.
The app features a most wanted list, the ability for citizens to request patrols, a link to other county resources, and even a directory of sheriff’s office staff. People can also use the app for things like the ability to apply for gun permits and track county inmates.
West says one of the most valuable tools for the community is a link to the county’s sex offender list.
“We have a few dozen sex offenders in our area. We definitely want to let our residents know if there is one of these sex offenders living in their community,” West said.
West said the app also provides more transparency, giving citizens insight into the work MPs do every day. He said they do more than put people in jail and want to be seen within their community as more than that.
“We are social workers and we are caregivers and we provide first aid medical services,” he said.
More features will be offered in the future.
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