Modified: December 7, 2016 3:15pm
The Free App Gives Public Greater Access to Law Enforcement
Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announces the release of the new Erie County Sheriff’s Office iPhone and Android mobile app as a service to the community. The app is available for download free of charge from the app stores.
The new app is an innovative approach to help Erie County citizens, businesses, and visitors stay tuned to important news and resources from the Sheriff’s office. After downloading the app onto your smartphone or tablet, you can receive important and timely alerts and notifications from the sheriff’s office.
One of the app’s key features is Submit a Tip, which enables users to submit anonymous tips about narcotics, underage drinking, human trafficking and other incidents via email and texts or with their contact information. The tip lines also allow users to submit a photo with the tip.
Important features include:
Quick connections to Narcotics, Underage Drinking, and Domestic Violence Hotlines
Sheriff’s office social media feeds
To engage the community in public safety, anyone with the app can use the "Share our App" feature to forward alerts and download links to friends, family, and neighbors.
“Our new mobile app will help us empower the public to be our partners in public safety with critical news and alerts,” said Sheriff Timothy Howard. “The public will be able to submit confidential crime tips to us right through the app. The Erie County Sheriff’s Office exists to protect and serve our community; therefore our new app will help us to be even more effective in that mission.”
The Erie County Sheriff’s Office mobile app was created by TheSheriffApp.com, a division of OCV, LLC, which specializes in mobile app development for sheriff’s offices and public safety. With more 200 apps in the app stores, OCV designs and develops custom apps for state, county, and local government agencies.
Individuals can download the Erie County Sheriff’s Office mobile app onto your smartphone or tablet. It is available free of charge from the iPhone and Google Play (Android) app stores.
Seized asset funds were used to fund the development of the app; there was no cost to the taxpayers.
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