If you need information from the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office website, there’s an app for that now, according to Sheriff Jonathon Horton.
Horton in a press release announced the new app to offer people another way to connect to the sheriff’s office. The app will provide information quickly and efficiently to anyone with a smartphone.
“We are grateful to provide this application as a service to our community,” Horton said. “Our goal is to engage our entire community with useful information and partner with each citizen via their smartphone or tablet to keep Etowah County safe.”
The app was developed by TheSheriffApp.com, a division of OCV, LLC. The app offers quick, easy access to items of public interest. In just a few clicks, users can:
Submit a tip
Browse recent arrests
Receive push notifications
View the most wanted criminals in Etowah County
Connect to the organization’s social media platforms
Read the latest news and press releases
Research sex offenders in the area
“Over 80 percent of people in the United States own and use smartphones as their primary means of communication,” OCV Vice President Kevin Cummings said. “Mobile apps offer agencies a better way to alert, inform and prepare the public. Apps allow public safety agencies the ability to reach and serve their citizens where they are: their smartphones.”
The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office app is available for download for free in the Apple App Store and on Google Play by searching “Etowah Sheriff AL.”