HOLMES COUNTY - Residents in Holmes County can now feel even safer thanks to the efforts of the sheriff’s office.

Holmes County Sheriff's Office recently announced its latest tool in keeping the community connected and informed about activity in the county and within the agency, The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office app.

According to HCSO, the app is now available for download and offers access to not only arrest and events, but also important "how to" information such as procedures for applying for a 911 address, jail visitation, and more. The app is programmed and developed in-house and hosted by Tappit Technology.

"Working in partnership with the public plays a vital role in keeping Holmes County safe," Sheriff John Tate said. "This app not only keeps us connected with the community and helps us pass along important information; it also allows citizens to share information back with us."

This free app also offers push notifications so residents can be informed in real time of active situations. To receive these notifications, be sure to turn notifications on in your mobile device settings. There is also a form where residents may anonymously submit a tip about crime or suspicious activity.

The app is available for Apple and Android devices, by searching under Holmes County Sheriff’s Office in your app store.