May 5, 2014 8:39 AM by AP (MGN Online)
Caddo Parish residents have a new way to get direct information from law enforcement officials thanks to an app created by the Sheriff's Office.
The Times reports the app is available for free on Apple and Android phones and tablets.
The Sheriff's Office says its functions include a way to search for inmates and outstanding warrants, submit tips using photos or text and find out whether sex offenders live in a certain area.
Sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Chadwick says users also have access to urgent information, such as weather alerts or traffic problems.