RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn.- Officials in Rutherford County have announced a new App that will allow residents to learn about emergency situations through their smart phones.
On Friday, the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office announced their new app called "TNRutherfordSO". The free app allows residents to learn about missing children traffic crashes, road closures, evacuations and other emergency situations.
"That is the most powerful emergency alert tool put in any iPhone app I've seen," said Director Tim Lee of Appriss, Inc., "I can't wait until I receive a call that the app saved a life."
Officials plan to use the app to distribute information quickly about missing children or adults in the area. When the sheriff's office adds a photo to the site, the user receives a flashing red alert. Officials hope this information will help citizens to spot the vehicle transporting an abducted child and call 911 so deputies can recover the missing child.
The iPhone app may be downloaded by searching "TNRutherfordSO" on the App Store. It may be downloaded on the Android App by searching "TNRutherfordSO" on Google Play.
The app not only contains information about ongoing emergency situations, but users can also receive information about offenders through the Victim Information and Notification Everyday system. The app also allows users to look up suspects arrested, warrants, the Most Wanted criminals, sheriff's Facebook and a telephone directory for the sheriff's office.
"People can look at the Most Wanted list, victims can be notified of inmate releases and they can go on this app and report a crime," said Rutherford County Lt. Larry Pace.