After four years of development, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office has an app. MCSO Mobile is designed to provide helpful information for citizens.
Some of those include:
-Real-time alerts to allow people to receive immediate notification of Amber Alerts, Crime Alerts, and Weather/Traffic Alerts. Links to other websites, such as the Sheriff’s Office website, can also be viewed.
-Two-way communication will let people provide crime tips anonymously, and allow them to include important information such as GPS location. This will also allow two-way chat with the tipster, while they remain anonymous.
-The app will provide centralized access to the sheriff’s office’s public outreach services such as Inmate Locator, Facebook, Twitter, news releases, Most Wanted lists, crime maps, and an office directory.
The app is currently in its first phase, which means it can only be downloaded onto iPhones through the Apple App Store. Work is being done to make the app available to Android phones through the Google Play Marketplace in the near future.