AUSTIN (KYTX) – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced Monday the launch of its mobile app, which is designed to give Texans instant access to the state's Sex Offender Registry, Texas 10 Most Wanted program and other valuable resources.
The app is free to download, and is available for iPhones, iPads, and Android phones and tablets.
"This app is a dynamic and interactive link between the public and our department," said DPS Director Steven McCraw. "Today's digital age makes it imperative that Texans have easy and immediate access to an array of DPS programs, services and resources – and this app puts that power at their fingertips."
The DPS app allows users to submit tips for wanted fugitives and report suspicious behavior from their mobile devices. In addition, app users can view location-based information about human trafficking, registered sex offenders and more.
Key features of the app include:
· Easy-to-use and interactive maps for searching registered sex offenders by location, name, route and proximity.
· Detailed information about current Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitives and sex offenders, plus the ability to submit tips.
· Data on recent human trafficking cases based on proximity and location.
· Ability to report suspicious activity to DPS through the iWatch Texas program.
The app is currently available for iPhone users on the Apple App Store: (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/texas-dps/id902092368?mt=8) and for Android users on Google Play: (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microassist.texasdps&hl=en).