New "Mobile Patrol" App
I am pleased to announce that our office launched a smart phone app called "Mobile Patrol" on February 26, 2014. This app is free to the citizens of Columbia County who have an Android or iPhone device. Citizens can search for "Mobile Patrol" in your App Store to download the app, then search in "Arkansas" for "Columbia" county. You must also agree to receive notifications.
Users of the app will have access to real-time detention center information including mug shots, charges, and offender information. Other features of this app are an agency directory, news and press releases, crime tips, and push alert notifications. Users will be able to access press releases published by the sheriff's office, as well as submit crime tips directly to us. The part of "Mobile Patrol" I am most excited about is the alert notification. This alert notification allows us to send alerts directly to your phone related to man hunts, amber alerts, silver alerts, road closures, weather advisories, and other local news.
I hope this is a valuable asset to the community, and that the citizens will be as pleased as I am with the use of the app. I look forward to hearing feedback from you.