Sheriff Robert M. Maciol
Sheriff unveils smartphone app in fight against crime
Oneida County Sheriff Robert M. Maciol wants to make following the fight against crime as easy as firing up your smartphone.
His department is making arrangements to offer a free mobile app that will allow users to submit crime tips and receive notifications from the Sheriff’s Office.
Maciol said two key components of the app involve the correctional facility in Whitestown. Individuals on the outside will be able to use the app to place money into inmates’ commissary accounts and schedule visits. It will also be possible to send messages to the jail administrator.
Additionally, sheriff anticipates the app will eventually be able to allow for video visits with an inmate at the Whitestown facility via a smartphone — similar to the Skype video chat service.
“It’s a modern piece of technology,” Maciol told members of the Board of Legislators’ Public Safety Committee recently.
Information about current activities of Sheriff’s Office personnel will also be displayed.
“With almost everyone owning a smartphone, we felt the time was right to make this investment in technology,” said the sheriff.
When ready, it will be available free of charge from the iPhone and Google Play (Android) app stores.
On Wednesday, the Board of Legislators approved using $9,000 from the inmate commissary to pay for the design of the app. No taxpayer funds will be being used.
The app is being created by TheSheriffApp.com, a division of OCV, LLC, which specializes in mobile app development for sheriff’s offices and public safety.
The provider has a “phenomenal track record,” Maciol told the Public Safety panel members.
Cinema screens animated movie with all-star cast
Pianist Laussade performs in Lee Center Tuesday
Old Tyme Fiddlers’ Association hosts Season Kickoff Party May 27
Players close season with ‘110 in the Shade’
- 4:00pm 05/19/18Local ministry seeks to spread message of love to community
- 4:00pm 05/19/18Donation to Rome Rescue Mission
- 4:00pm 05/19/18Women’s Day service Sunday
- 4:00pm 05/19/18Women’s club meets May 22
- 4:00pm 05/19/18‘Beauty Secrets’ theme for meeting
- 4:00pm 05/19/18Church offers free meal May 26
- 4:00pm 05/19/18First Baptist hosts basement sale
- 4:00pm 05/19/18Importance of spring cleaning
- 4:00pm 05/16/18Butterfly tea event Saturday
- 4:00pm 05/12/18Strength of a mother’s love