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BCSO releases smartphone app for residents

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Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales, left,, holds up a smartphone during a recent news conference on using smartphones as body-worn cameras. The news conference also included discussion of BCSO’s new app. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office released a new application for smartphones on Monday, allowing residents to submit a tip, browse recent arrests, search for sex offenders in the area, access COVID-19 updates and resources and more.

It was created by TheSheriffApp.com, according to a news release.

“Technology is evolving and so are we,” Sheriff Manuel Gonzales, wrote in the release.  “With today’s technological advances, it is critical to keep up with technology in order to stay connected with our communities and citizens. People are accustomed to getting news alerts/information in real-time, and that remains true for law enforcement and public safety information. During these unprecedented times it is even more important to communicate efficiently with the community.”

The app is free and can be downloaded by searching for “Bernalillo Sheriff NM.”

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