BEND, OR -- The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office has launched a new mobile app, in an effort to help residents connect with the agency. Sheriff Shane Nelson tells KBND News, "It’s a wealth of information, but I do want to emphasize it is not a replacement for calling 911 in the event of an emergency. The purpose of the phone app is to put some information sources about your Sheriff’s Office at your fingertips."
The free app offers information on concealed handgun licenses, wildfires and information on inmates in the jail, along with the Most Wanted for Deschutes County. "So, it’s a way to have general information at your fingertips," says Sheriff Nelson. He adds, "Some other things that we have are the online registration of your bicycle through another website, as well as a way to report graffiti and trash dumps so that we can coordinate with Community Corrections and get those cleaned up."
The app is free and available by searching "Deschutes Sheriff" in the Apple App or Google Play stores.