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Macon County Sheriff releases Smartphone app

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office has released a free mobile smartphone app allowing the public access to a multitude of vital information along with the ability to communicate with law enforcement and find out about MCSO’s various services and divisions.

“We are excited to share our latest project with our community which I think will serve as an excellent tool for providing important information and depending on the importance, we can do so in a matter of a few moments and at the push of a button," said Sheriff Robert L. Holland. 

Available on Apple App Store or Google Play App Store, the Macon County Sheriff’s Office app was developed to improve communication between the sheriff’s office and Macon County residents, businesses, and visitors. In addition to allowing the ability to report crime and submit tips, the app will provide the community with the latest public safety news and information. Residents can also access gun permit applications, information on inmates incarcerated in jail, the latest weather and more.

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office will also use the mobile app to alert citizens of vital information regarding law enforcement activity and/or to share crime prevention information. The app is linked to the MCSO’s current social media platforms.

“While we are continuing to build on the information we have already put into our mobile app, we are looking forward to getting feedback from our citizens as to their thoughts of the app to improve it even more. Citizens viewing our mobile app can make comments and submit them directly to our new Macon County Sheriff’s Office Mobile App," Holland said. 

Check out the Macon County Sheriff’s Office mobile app at: https://apps.myocv.com/share/a42828734

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