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Now there’s a new way for York residents to contact local law enforcement.
The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office has released a new iOS app with the goal of increasing communication between the public and the Sheriff’s Office.
According to a release posted on the YPSO facebook page, the new app will allow citizens to learn more about the Sheriff’s Office and provide a place for them to submit crime tips, request vacation house checks, file traffic complaints or commend a deputy.
“We are always looking for new ways to connect with our community and we are excited about this new app,” YSPO Sheriff J.D. “Danny” Diggs said in the release.
The Sheriff’s Office stated it will use the app to send out push messages to users who have enabled notifications for situations such as missing persons, neighborhood alerts, and other serious incidents. Citizens will also be able use the app to connect with Sheriff’s Office photos, videos and a calendar of events.
The Sheriff’s Office plans to release an Android version of the app in the next several weeks. To download the app visit the iOS app store and search “YPSO” in the search bar.