St. Lawrence County launches sheriff's dept. app, opens emergency operations center
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 1:02 pm

Sheriff Brooks Bigwarfe on Wednesday, March 25 announced the release of a new mobile app for the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office. The app is available as a free download from the iPhone and Android app stores.

The same day, St. Lawrence County Emergency Services announced their Emergency Operations Center is open and is taking calls from the public.

Sheriff’s Office App

It will give users alerts, news, and resources of importance to St. Lawrence County citizens and businesses.

This app includes two important COVID-19 resources:

• Sign up for CDC COVID-19 alerts from Settings/Notifications; and,

• Access a COVID-19 feature with links to social media, travel notices, FAQs, and alerts.

The “Submit a Tip” feature enables users to confidentially submit a crime tip directly to the sheriff’s office. App users are asked to submit tips regarding ongoing investigations. However, people should call 911 in the case of an emergency.

The app has a list where users can scroll through the list of St. Lawrence County’s Most Wanted fugitives. The sheriff’s office says people who encounter any of these fugitives, should not attempt to apprehend them. Instead, use the app’s “Submit a Tip” feature to send anonymous tips to the sheriff’s office. Sections include “Inmate Information” and “Inmate Search,” provided by Appriss Safety. Under each inmate, the public can sign up directly for change of status notifications. There is additional information on the county correctional facility, visitation, commissary account deposits, and bail.

It includes a feature to search for sex offenders (provided by Offender Watch) on an easy to access map or by list. Other features include programs, resources, fingerprinting for firearm licensing, and recruitment and job openings. Read and share social media posts from the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office via Facebook news.

“The mission of the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office is to make our community a safe and enjoyable place to live and work,” said Sheriff Bigwarfe. “I encourage you to download our free app and share it with your family, friends, and neighbors so that they can receive our important news and alerts - especially in this very difficult time."

Search St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office to download the mobile app onto your smartphone or tablet once the App is listed in the respective platforms.

Until then, use and share the link below to download. It is available free of charge from the iOS and Google Play (Android) app stores.

For more information, contact the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office at 315-379-2365

St. Lawrence County NY Sheriff’s Office mobile app link: https://apps.myocv.com/share/a40313617 .

Emergency Operations Center

The St Lawrence County Emergency Operation Center is open and operational.

COVID-19 supplies are being disbursed as they are received. The center is receiving shipments from New York State as they become available, and many requests have been addressed with some limitations, Emergency Services Director Matt Denner said.

County Emergency Services strongly recommends everyone stay home. Practice at least six feet social distancing in public, wash your hands frequently, and clean and disinfect shared surfaces regularly.

The St Lawrence County COVID-19 Call Center/EOC remains open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and is available to answer any questions or concerns surrounding COVID-19. Anyone needing information or services is asked to call 315-229-3970 or email [email protected].

Information regarding COVID-19 can be found at www.stlawco.org/Departments/PublicHealth.

For information, and questions regarding COVID-19 call the NYS Hotline at 1-888-364-3065.