Sheriff James L. Allard calls the new Sheriff’s Office application a “one-stop shop” for everything identified with the Steuben County law implementation office.
The Sheriff’s Office made a proper declaration on Monday, presenting the free cell phone application and depicting a few of its capacities and convenient highlights.
It didn’t take long for the application to pay off; it occurred before a significant part of people in general even discovered it was accessible. Be that as it may, as the Sheriff’s Office says on its site, “Public safety is everyone’s business.”
“Last Friday, we put out a ‘Most Wanted Person’ (notification), with a picture,” Allard said. “We put it out on the Sheriff’s app and Facebook. In ten minutes, they had a call of where that person was. They were able to locate them, and bring their in on the warrant that they was wanted on.”
“That is some real world, practical application of how much more efficient it can help us be.”
Created by TheSheriffApp.com, a division of OCV, LLC., the application fills in as another route for the Sheriff’s Office to interface with Steuben County occupants and guests, giving data rapidly and proficiently to anybody with a cell phone, Allard said.
The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office application is accessible for download for nothing in the App Store and Google Play. Search “Steuben Sheriff NY” to download the application.
The application offers snappy access to things of open intrigue and is anything but difficult to utilize. In only a couple of snaps, clients can
– Submit a tip to the workplace.
– Search for nearby detainees.
– Receive message pop-ups (unfortunate casualties can get notices of status changes through the application).
– View the most needed lawbreakers in Steuben County
– Connect to the association’s online life stages.
– Read the most recent news and get some answers concerning up and coming occasions.
– Research sex wrongdoers in the zone.
There is likewise a tab for the Sheriff’s Office Civil Division.
Allard said the application gives a helpful technique to the Sheriff’s Office to associate with people in general, particularly inhabitants who may not invest a lot of energy in news locales or online life.
““It is kind of a one-shop stop for us, for the folks who have the app,” Allard said. “It allows us to push information to those people who don’t follow Facebook or other social media platforms, or even the news media.”
“The app allows you to check sex offenders in your area right from your phone. It allows you to keep up on all the news coming out of the Sheriff’s Office from your phone and it also allows you the ability to see what is going on within the office, as far as warrants, most wanted, and also who is currently in jail.”
The application will likewise help facilitate detainee grocery store records and guest booking for the prison.
Allard stated, “The other thing it does is allow people to remotely put money into the commissary accounts for their family members who are incarcerated without having to come to the jail to do it.”
“It is not running yet, but there is going to be (a feature) where (visitors) can actually sign up and schedule their visitation, when they come here to the jail,” the sheriff said.
The meeting highlight is as yet being tweaked, yet it ought to be ready for action before the month’s over, Allard said.
The application’s notice highlight is intended to improve open security.
“There is a push notification which sends out a notification banner and an alarm to your phone, that says whatever it is — ‘This road is closed due to flooding,’ ‘This road is closed due to an incident,’ or ‘We’re searching for this person in a five-mile radius,’” Allard said.
Over an extensive law implementation profession, Allard has seen a mechanical upset in how offices work and how they speak with people in general.
“It cracks me up when I think about it, because when I started there were no computers. Your biggest piece of records management was the ability to have a carbon copy so you could use that instead of writing the same thing twice,” they said. “Everything was either hand-written or typed on a typewriter when I started.”
“To now where, not only this, with the ability to push out information, but the landscape of corrections is changing dramatically due to technology with iris scanning, GPS wristbands, all those things that are coming, so you can track down to the square meter where any inmate is at any time. It’s just amazing.”
TheSheriffApp.com represents considerable authority in cell phone application advancement for sheriffs’ workplaces and open wellbeing associations the nation over. Growing more than 500 applications, OCV plans and makes custom applications for state, area and neighborhood government organizations.
“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.”