Lafourche Sheriff’s Office introducing Smartphone App
There is now a Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office (LPSO) smartphone application.
“This app will serve as a new way for the sheriff’s office to connect with Lafourche Parish residents and visitors, providing information quickly and efficiently to anyone with a smartphone,” reads a news release by LPSO.
Users can receive push notifications when there is an urgent public safety alert such as a road or bridge closure through the app, according to the release. The push alerts will also be tied to Everbridge emergency alerts, which will allow users to receive those same alerts without having to sign up separately for Everbridge.
The latest news releases will also be featured on the app, according to LPSO, and users can submit submit tips on crimes or suspicious activity, search for inmates and active warrants and access an interactive sex offender map.
“This app is the next evolution in keeping the public informed,” said Sheriff Craig Webre. “Over the past decade, we’ve continually evolved with technology, allowing citizens to sign up for news releases by email, sign up for text emergency alerts, and to follow us on social media. This app brings all those features into one, easy-to-use app.”
Through the app, which was developed by TheSheriffApp.com, users can also access LPSO social media profiles and posts directly.
“While we certainly continue to rely on social media to help keep the public informed, we understand that not every post reaches every citizen and not every citizen is on social media,” Webre said. “This app provides a single point for a citizen to stay informed from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office.”
“We believe this app brings us one step closer to our goal of reaching each and every citizen,” he added.