Alert I.D. has unveiled a new way to get information about criminal activity and sex offenders in the community.
The Alert I.D. app is a free download for all Nevada residents.
"Alert I.D. is using a 'whole community' approach, tying together the efforts of residents and law enforcement," said Keli Wilson, founder of Alert I.D.
The program is already up and running with 35,000 residents of Nevada, and will soon expand to Idaho, Utah and California. The service is free. Residents can sign in and enter any address in Nevada to instantly receive information about criminal activity, arrests, reports and registered sex offenders living in the area.
Now, using GPS, the app will allow residents to find out about criminal activity wherever they are, at any hour of the day or night.
"If you want to know about a different part of town where you've never been before, it's 10 o'clock at night and you need to get gas," said Wilson, "you'll want to know if it's safe. If I'm taking my kids to a new park, I can check the neighborhood and see if this is a safe place.
"I can do that with the app."
The app is free for anyone in Nevada, because the program was launched here. In other states, residents will be charged $5.00 for the app.