Sheriff Oliver “Glenn” Boyer announced in a news release today that his office has launched a smartphone app.
The app is a free download for users and is available for Android smart devices by searching “MOJeffersonSO” on Google Play. An iPhone App is coming soon. Users of the app will have access to real-time detention center information, plus Jefferson County’s 10 Most Wanted Criminals. The sheriff’s office will also will be able to send news and alerts directly to users' smartphones – notifying them about anything from bank robberies and missing persons to escapes, and more.
“The most beneficial and significant feature of this app is that it lets us get important information right to people’s fingertips,” said Sheriff Boyer, in a news release. “The app greatly improves our ability to serve the public, and that’s what we’re here for. We’re thrilled that we can provide this to the community.”
The new app is fully integrated with the county’s victim notification service, VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday).
“We know that more and more people are getting the information they need from their smartphones,” Boyer said. “We want to make sure we’re using the latest communication technology to keep the public informed, and this app lets us do that.”