Broome County Sheriff Fred Akshar on Thursday (July 20) announced a very useful tool for residents of the county - a new smartphone app.

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This app comes with many useful features. According to Sheriff Akshar, this new app is free download and was developed to help Broome County residents and visitors better connect with the Sheriff’s Office, in addition to improving communication and transparency between the law enforcement agency and the community.

Transparency and effective communication have been cornerstones of our administration’s new vision for the Broome County Sheriff’s Office from the very start. This new, free app serves as a centralized and unprecedented informational resource to help keep our community up-to-date with the latest activity from the men and women at the Broome County Sheriff’s Office like never before. - Broome County Sheriff Fred Akshar

Sherriff Akshar also notes that over 80% of US residents own and use smartphones as their primary means of communication, The app was designed and is used in other counties throughout the United States by

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With this app, you will be able receive the latest: 

  • Public safety bulletins
  • Alerts
  • Updates
  • Submit crime tips
    Access the Most Wanted List and Sex Offender Registry
  • Provide direct feedback on interactions with Sheriff’s Office deputies

The Broome County Correctional Facility feature allows families and loved ones of an incarcerated individual to:

  • Check inmate status
  • Pay bail
  • Make commissary deposits
  • Make phone calls
  • Send mail online and send photos

Access Information from all divisions of the  Broome County Sheriff’s Office:

  • Civil
  • Corrections
  • Detectives
  • Highway Patrol
  • Identification/Pistol Permit/Training, Records
  • Fiscal and Community Policing

Other features include:

  • Downloading pistol permit application forms
  • Recertify pistol permits online
  • Access motor vehicle accident reports

The app is now available to download for free in the App Store and Google Play by searching “Broome County Sheriff, NY” or by clicking here.

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