Sheriff Craig Webre announced the release of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office’s new 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.
“This app is the next evolution in keeping the public informed,” said Sheriff 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.”
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office app was developed by TheSheriffApp.com, a division of OCV, LLC. The app offers quick access to items of public interest and is easy to use. Among the app’s most notable features, users can receive push notifications when there is an urgent public safety alert such as a road or bridge closure. These push alerts will also be tied to Everbridge emergency alerts, allowing app users to receive those same alerts without having to sign up separately for Everbridge.
The app also features the latest news releases so residents can stay informed. Users can also submit tips on crimes or suspicious activity, search for inmates and active warrants, and access an interactive sex offender map. Users can also access LPSO social media profiles and posts directly through the app.
“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,” said Sheriff Webre. “This app provides a single point for a citizen to stay informed from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office.”
TheSheriffApp.com specializes in smartphone app development for sheriffs’ offices and public safety organizations across the country. Developing more than 500 apps, OCV designs and creates custom apps for state, county and local government agencies.
“Over 80 percent of people in the United States own and use smartphones as their primary means of communication,” OCV Vice President Kevin Cummings said. “Mobile apps offer agencies a better way to alert, inform and prepare the public. Apps allow public safety agencies the ability to reach and serve their citizens where they are: their smartphones.”
Sheriff Webre added, “We believe this app brings us one step closer to our goal of reaching each and every citizen.”
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office app is available for download for free in the App Store and Google Play. Search “Lafourche Sheriff” or click here to download the app.