A new app offered by the New Hanover and Brunswick County Sheriff’s Offices will give residents quicker access to public safety information.
The Mobile Patrol App is free, and will provide amber alerts, severe weather warnings, and other emergency information.
Residents can also access information about crime trends, tracking registered sex offenders and up-to-date information about suspects sought by law enforcement.
Officials say the app will make it easier for citizens to report crime tips, allowing the community to be proactive when it comes to public safety.
The app can be downloaded for free to iPhones and Android devices, using app stores such as itunes or google apps.