Department of Public Safety begins new app

Aug. 26, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.

Instant access to the state's sex offenders registry and 10 most wanted persons lists is just a mobile click away.

The Department of Public Safety started its free mobile application Monday, The app is available for iPhones, iPads and Android phones and tablets.

"Today's digital age makes it imperative that Texans have easy and immediate access to an array of DPS programs, services and resources," said director Steven McCraw. "This app puts that power at their fingertips."

Key features of the app include: •  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.



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