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Angelina County Sheriff’s Office reveals new mobile app

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LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

The Angelina County Sheriff's Office is utilizing technology to help create a more informed and safe community.

Angelina County Sheriff Greg Sanches says after three months of work the sheriff's office app became available Wedensday.

"We can put out push notification to the public when things occur if there is a road closure, or somebody's lost whatever different events that come up," said Sanches.

The jail roster, a crime map, wanted listings and county information are just a few of the resources smart phone users will have at their fingertips. Sanches says he along with members of his staff will be able to send alerts while on scene.

"It will be real time if we have a crime that goes down and we're looking for somebody if we have a car or a person go missing then we'll be able to put that out instantly," said Sanches.

The new app not only sends out alerts but allows the public to report crimes.

"The public has to help the law enforcement which they do so we're able to get that info out and quickly and hopefully solve a lot of crimes," said Sanches.

Sanches is urging everyone to take advantage of the free app but says information isn't limited to smart phone users and anyone can set up alerts online.

"They can at least get it in a text message even if they don't have the app and that's kind of neat that we have for the phones that aren't smart phones," said Sanches.

Sanches says the app is a product that will keep residents connected to law enforcement to make them feel safer.

To sign up for text alerts visit: www.apparrest.com/textmessage/AngelinaCountySheriffDept

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