You can get in closer contact with the Bowie County Sheriff's Office by using a new smartphone app.The office is providing a free app that will assist with critical two-way communications between the Bowie County Sheriff’s Office and the residents of the county, or anyone who wants to be connected with the law enforcement agency.

This will be the exclusive app for communications from the sheriff's office, which will include press releases, bulletins, alerts, an event calendar and more. Communications from citizens to the sheriff’s office can be made as well.

Your smartphone will now be your platform for submitting crime tips. You can now take an active role in stopping crime in your community and the county.

The Bowie County Sheriff’s app also provides easy one touch calling for non-emergency calls. It's easy to obtain, just simply search for "Bowie County Sheriff" in your app store.