MANSFIELD, La. (KSLA) — The DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office has created a new app.
“We continue to post things on our social media, but they are able to see that same information within the app,” Sheriff Jayson Richardson said. “There’s so much more the app can do that social media can’t.”
Richardson said they spent the past six months designing this app.
The app has a variety of features including push notifications and a map showcasing where sex offenders are located.
People also can submit information about their loved ones who might have special needs.
“If there’s individuals ... (let’s) say they are autistic, it’s good information for us to know when we have responding deputies going to a residence for whatever reason,” Richardson explained.
Having that information on file helps deputies better interact with individuals if they have to visit their home, the sheriff said.
Users also can access jail information, local contact numbers, tips about scams, different divisions within the department and still can view the Sheriff’s Office’s social media accounts and events.
Richardson said they are working on redesigning their website to go along with the app.
If you would like to download the app, you can find it by searching for “DeSoto Parish" in the Google Play store for the Android version and in the App Store for the Apple version.
The Android version is 36 MB and requires Android 5.0 and up.
The Apple version is 30.2 MB, requires iOS 11.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.