The app is free of charge and was designed at no tax payer cost, using seized asset forfeiture monies.
The production of the app began nine months ago after a citizen was attempting to send a photo of a suspicious vehicle to the sheriff’s office.
The app is the first sheriff’s app in North Carolina and the first of its kind that lets you take a photo and immediately send it to law enforcement, according to a sheriff’s release.
The app includes features like emergency alerts, gun permit information, vice/narcotics tips, inmate information and a list of sex offenders in your neighborhood.
The public also has the ability to anonymously send news tips, such as strange vehicles in their neighborhoods, reckless driving or anything else that should be reported.
Sheriff Maynard Reid stresses that the app should not be a replacement for 911.