Crisp County Sheriff’s Office first in state to use PursuitAlert

Press release courtesy of the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office

CORDELE, Ga. — Wednesday, Sheriff Billy Hancock of the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office held a press conference to announce that the county is the first in the state to implement the PursuitAlert App.

“I am proud to introduce PursuitAlert to the citizens of Crisp County,” he said. “Technology has transformed the way law enforcement functions and now, more than ever, citizens want information in real-time. I continuously strive to find new ways to deliver information and this application is one additional tool we can use to keep our citizens safe and informed.”

Through working with the Crisp County Commissioners Sheriff Hancock was able to utilize profits earned by the Crisp County Detention Center Commissary to purchase PursuitAlert. The app is the new standard in a patented, state of the art mobile warning system to alert motorists and civilians of immediate danger, within a two-mile radius, of an active police pursuit by a participating law enforcement agency.

As the pursuit progresses or concludes, PursuitAlert will notify the affected community members that the pursuit is now out of range and to continue with caution. This smartphone app is free to the public.

Pursuit Alert only requires the one-time action of downloading the app to your device. Once done, the use will receive the notifications automatically whenever they enter the range of a pursuit. This service will continue to work as the user passes through various participating territories around the country.