BENTON, Ark. (AP) — The Saline County Sheriff's office has launched a Smartphone application that allows it to communicate more effectively with the community.

Sheriff Bruce Pennington says the Saline County Sheriff's Office app is a free download for users and is available for Android smart devices and soon for I-Phone.

Officials say users of the app will have access to real-time detention center information, plus lists of non-custodial parents and most-wanted criminals.

The sheriff's office will also be able to send news and alerts directly to users' Smartphone's notifying them about anything from bank robberies and missing persons to escapes, weather warnings and more.