In today's culture, many people use their cell phone to keep up with local news. Social Media has become the most common place to find out what is going on in your community. The problem with social media is that you don't always get emergency alerts in a timely manner, and news isn't always delievered from a trusted source.
In 2019, Sheriff Jayson Richardson launched the free "DeSoto Sheriff App" for the residents of DeSoto Parish. This provides a way for our office to send alerts to the public with a push notification informing residents of: missing children, road closures, potential dangers, utility outages, among many other similar events. We encourage all DeSoto Parish residents to download the App, and enable push notifications, so that you can get these quick updates directly from the source instead of the rumor mill.
With the App, you will also have access to:
- Offender Watch: See a list and location of all sex offenders in DeSoto Parish. This feature comes with an interactive map, pictures, and a guide that is easy to navigate.
- Submit A Tip: With this feature you may submit an anonymous tip directly to Crime Stoppers, request extra patrol in your area through "Neighborhood Watch," inform our dispatchers of those with Special Needs so we are able to more carefully respond, or ask general questions.
- Jail Info: See a list of all current inmates, charges, visitation information, and add to an inmate's commissary right there in the app.
- Helpful Contacts: A phone book of local agencies where you can call straight from our app, visit the agencies website, or get directions using your devices map application. You will also find websites and phone numbers to ALL DeSoto Parish Schools.
- Social Media and Events: You will find the Sheriff's Office Facebook feed in our App for Press Releases and you may also check out our Events tab to keep track of local events that the Sheriff's Office hosts in the community. There you will find event info, date, time, and location, so you can plan accordingly.
- Scam Tips: Read about known phone/email scams and new scams as they are reported. Find out how to protect yourself, and where to properly report a potential scammer.
- Divisions: View the different divisions within the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office and find out what they do.
- Weather: You may notice the temperature in the top left of the screen. Tap on that and you will find current weather conditions in great detail for your area!
PLUS MUCH MORE!
We are always looking to improve upon the wonderful relationship we have with our citizens. We feel the best way to accomplish this is to keep you informed when it comes to emergency or time sensitive information.
Be sure to search your Google Play or Apple App Stores for "DeSoto Parish Sheriff" and download your free App today!
Download for FREE