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Busting bad guys

There's an app for that

August 09, 2019 - 12:09 pm

There are all kinds of apps out there... the WAZE traffic app... the radio dot com app... a police scanner app...

There's even an app that let's you help bust the bad guys and put 'em behind bars. 

Yup, the Oconee County Sheriff's Office has an app that let's you "fight crime with your smart phone."

Recently updated, it allows you to see daily press releases, crime stopper submissions, sex offender registry, social media links... all in one app.

Available for download in the Apple and Google Play store, Oconee residents if something is urgent that needs to get out quickly, the Sheriff's office can send a push notification and you'll be one of the first to know what's happening.

Just a reminder from authorities, the app does NOT replace a 9-1-1 call in the event of an emergency.

Now, for those of you that are not on the best of terms with the Oconee Sheriff's Office and think ... you should really have this app... according to Sheriff Crenshaw he said the Office "does not collect any personal information of anyone that downloads [the]app.

Original Press release from the OCSO below:

Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Announces Updated App

 The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that we have updated our Sheriff’s Office App. This is a great way to fight crime right from your smartphone.

The all- inclusive app encompasses nearly every aspect of the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office; each of our daily press releases, Crime Stoppers submissions (which allows for photo/video submissions as well), sex offender registry, Pursuit Alert information, social media links, and many more unique features. In the event of an emergency, “Push Notifications” will be used to alert the public, which will provide a fast and efficient way to communicate urgent news.

With all of the great features this app has, we do want to remind the public that this does not replace calling 911 in the event of an emergency. Citizens of Oconee County should ALWAYS call 911 if they are in immediate danger.

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office mobile app is available in the Apple and Google Play stores. Search “Oconee County Sheriff’s” and you will be able to download the application.

According to Sheriff Crenshaw “this technology is another way for us to get important information to our citizens in the event of an emergent situation in our county. The Sheriff’s Office does not collect any personal information of anyone that downloads our app. Along with our pursuit alert app and now the sheriff’s office app, citizen safety is greatly enhanced.”

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