Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman announced the launch of the first-ever law enforcement app for Loudoun County this week. The app, available on the iTunes App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android), allows residents to submit crime tips, report crimes and traffic issues, and learn the latest public safety news in the county.
The new Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office app will allow users who download the app to be able to submit crime tips anonymously, including the ability to send photos and videos from their smartphone. Non-emergency crime reports can also be filed through the app utilizing the agency’s online crime reporting system. Residents can also file a traffic complaint regarding speeding issues or other traffic safety concerns. The app should not be used in cases where it is an emergency or if the crime is in progress or just occurred. In those cases, please call 911.
Additional features of the app allow residents to view real-time information on traffic incidents dispatched by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, review daily crime reports, read the latest public safety news, and learn of upcoming events held by the agency, such as community meetings.
Other features of the app include citizen feedback, allowing residents to comment on the quality of service of the agency and follow-up on case information. Residents will also be able to receive non-emergency community notifications from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office that are specific to their station area. Residents are encouraged to sign up to Alert Loudoun (http://sheriff.loudoun.gov/alertloudoun) for emergency information from the county.
“The app is an important communication development for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, enhancing the agency’s ability to interact with the public and increase customer service through the use of technology,” said Loudoun Sheriff Chapman. Since 2012, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) has unveiled a new website with several innovative and interactive features, developed an online crime reporting system, saving staff-hours and ultimately allowing deputies to remain on patrol, further utilized social media to reach residents and implemented an enhanced Alert Loudoun notification system.
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s App can be located on the iTunes App Store and Google Play by searching Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office on your smartphone.
To learn more about the app, please visit http://sheriff.loudoun.gov/LCSOApp.