Ocala, Florida — Today, October 7, 2014, Marion County Sheriff, Chris Blair, announced MCSO’s new, free phone application that will help keep citizens in touch with what’s going on in Marion County. Whether you’re looking for mug shots, locations of sex offenders, or breaking news alerts, this application is a must-download for Marion County residents.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office application has information on missing persons, most wanted, sex offenders, inmates and mug shots, and even a section where citizens can commend a deputy if they feel they went above and beyond in the line of duty.
Citizens can also submit a tip to Marion County Crimestoppers through this app, either by phoning it in or by text message.
One of the most important features of the app is its ability to send out push notifications for missing persons alerts and for breaking news. This will allow the Sheriff’s Office to immediately alert the community with information about critical incidents in Marion County.
It is important to note that the money used to purchase this application did not come out of taxpayers’ wallets. This phone app was paid for with fine and forfeiture money seized from drug dealers.
How to download
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office phone application is available for FREE in the Google Play Store (Android) and Apple’s App Store (iPhone). Search for “Marion County Sheriff’s Office FL app” on your mobile device and then select download. Once you’ve downloaded the application, select YES for push notifications if you would like to receive breaking news alerts (recommended). Once downloaded, you can browse the app’s features.