New smartphone app from sheriff’s office keeps residents informed

RBC I Rio Blanco County Sheriff Anthony Mazzola has released a free mobile application to connect with residents of Rio Blanco County through their smartphones and tablets.
The new app allows the Rio Blanco Communications Center to quickly disseminate emergency alerts and post news about missing persons, traffic delays and weekly crime reports. In the event of an emergency, app users receive instant notification via their mobile devices.

Citizens can easily send comments and crime tips—anonymously if they wish—and place calls to the sheriff’s office with the touch of a button. They can notify the department about suspicious activity and easily send images such as graffiti and vandalism through the app.
Anyone using Android, Windows or Apple platforms can download the app simply by going to the app store and searching for the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office app.
“The app provides an easy-to-use method for two-way communication between our office and community members,” Mazzola said. “It’s a valuable tool for keeping Rio Blanco County safe.”
Mazzola explained that the app also allows the sheriff’s office to post photos and images, bulletins, a calendar of events and even conduct community surveys.
The app supports the department’s commitment to engage with the community in a timely manner through all sorts of social media. News that is distributed through the app also can be set to automatically post on the department’s social media accounts and distributed to the news media.
The RBCSO app is not meant to replace calling 911 for crimes and emergencies in progress. Those experiencing an emergency situation should continue to call 911.
If you need any additional information regarding the application, please call 970-878-9600.