Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Office Uses New App To Improve Communication, Safety
The Montgomery County Sheriff's office has a new app they hope will improve communication within the department.
As part of the gear law enforcement wear, it's nothing new they use radios to communicate with each other. But the radios don't do any good once it loses signal -- and for the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office that could happen as close to Wetumpka. But thanks to the "Be On" app, they'll be able to communicate anywhere by phone or tablet.
It may look like Montgomery County Deputies are playing on their phones, but this is far from a game.
So just how far does the signal extend? Nationwide.
In fact, we tested it out for ourselves by calling another deputy through the app, who was located in another city.
"10-4 Captain! Sorry for the long response from the traffic that I'm hearing from dispatch. This is Dirk in Mobile and I am 10-2 copy on you car 6," Responded the patrol officer.
"No matter where we go, we have access to our police radio through our telephone," Said Cpt. Briggs.
Cunnigham says this is another way they can talk to deputies to strategize on what to do next while on pursuit or on any crime scene. They're the first law enforcement agency in Alabama to have this app. The $36,000 system was funded by the Department of Homeland Security.