In February 2021, my office rolled out a new program called Safe Surrender. I developed the program to make more warrant information public-facing through the sheriff’s office website and provide a safer environment in which to serve those warrants, for both deputies and citizens. Now, I am excited to announce another new tool for citizens to use to share information with the sheriff’s office: the Sheriff’s App. This new mobile application can be downloaded to your phone or other mobile device to access information about active warrants, victim services, the court system, COVID resources and more.
The mobile app blends well with the Safe Surrender program to provide another platform to access warrant information. Someone who finds they have a warrant can arrange to safely turn themselves in by contacting the sheriff’s office or start the process to have the warrant recalled with good cause. Citizens can also view the warrant database and submit tips to the sheriff’s office right from their phones. There is another feature to submit tips about any subject who may be sought by law enforcement.
Users can allow for notifications through the app to get information about ongoing activities by sheriff deputies, news about arrests, county information, and other important messages. Citizens also can learn about the sheriff and submit compliments and concerns about deputies. This new option for citizens is yet another part of my efforts to modernize the sheriff’s office, make more information available to the public, and provide better communication between the sheriff’s office and the citizens we serve.
There is no cost to download the mobile app and it can be found by searching for “Anne Arundel sheriff.”