Reporting traffic hazards or tips? There's an app for that.
The Grand Traverse County Sheriff's Department has launched its smartphone app.
It's called "App Arrest". It offers crime mapping, weather alerts and an easy way to connect with local deputies.
The sheriff's department hopes it will make getting information to and from the public more efficient.
"This is an interactive system where people can contact us using their smart phones," Sheriff Bensley said. "We think it's a very good way of communicating with the people in the community."
If you want to download the app, you can find the instructions on the Grand Traverse County Sheriff's Office web site or search in your app store.