The Clark County Sheriff’s Office has launched a new free cell phone app.
Clark County Sheriff Deb Burchett said the app was created because she wants to be transparent with the community and wants it to be convenient.
“We want to be open with our community. Let the community know what’s going on at the sheriff’s office so they can get it immediately,” Burchett said.
The app can be used to look at inmates who are currently in the jail, look for sex offenders who may be living in your neighborhood and submit tips, which users can do anonymously, Burchett said.
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The app also allows users to opt into, “mass notifications.”
“Whenever there’s bad weather we can push that out to the community. If there’s a missing endangered child or adult we can push that out,” Burchett said.
The cost to create the app cost the sheriff’s office about $10,000 up front, but it’s free for all users. Clark County residents interested in downloading the app can find it on the App Store or on Google Play by searching, “Clark County Sheriff’s Office.”
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Burchett said while users are playing around with the app and have anything they would like to change or have any suggest, they can reach out to the sheriff’s office directly or follow the directions on the community feedback link within the app.