A new mobile app has been released from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, which is intended to give the public quick access to Patrol phone numbers, email addresses, web sites, and the emergency line.

In a news release, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said that the app is available for Apple and Android products, and offers the following features:

Alerts - Find out what’s happening! Check for Amber alerts or major road closures.

See Something - This enables you to record details about criminal behavior or safety concerns. It will help you remember everything you need to tell us when you call.

Photo Tip - Send us a picture of any crime you witness and include incident information.

Crime Tips - Provides a way for you to submit crime tips to us.

News Feed - Our news releases are a click away through this portal.

Thank A Trooper - Troopers across the state serve and protect with integrity and compassion. If you’d like to let us know about your experience with a trooper, use this portal.

Driver Examination - This section contains a digital copy of the Missouri Driver Guide, Motorcycle Operator Manual, and the Commercial Driver License Manual.

The sex offender registry, career opportunities with the Patrol, and the agency’s main website can also be accessed through the app, which also allows users to pinpoint their exact locations in order to inform emergency services when calling for help.

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Press release from the Missouri State Highway Patrol

Colonel J. Bret Johnson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, is pleased to inform the public the MSHP has created a new, free mobile app.

The mobile app provides quick access to the Patrol’s emergency line using that aptly named button or use the Locations button to find addresses, phone numbers, emails, and web pages for all nine troop headquarters. There are multiple ways to contact the MSHP, so we can assist you. You can also get directions to a troop headquarters through the Locations option.

The mobile app also provides instant access to send and receive information through the following applications:

* Alerts -- Find out what’s happening! Check for Amber alerts or major road closures.

* See Something -- This enables you to record details about criminal behavior or safety concerns. It will help you remember everything you need to tell us when you call.

* Photo Tip -- Send us a picture of any crime you witness and include incident information.

*Crime Tips -- Provides a way for you to submit crime tips to us.

* News Feed -- Our news releases are a click away through this portal.

* Thank A Trooper -- Troopers across the state serve and protect with integrity and compassion. If you’d like to let us know about your experience with a trooper, use this portal.

* Driver Examination -- This section contains a digital copy of the Missouri Driver Guide, Motorcycle Operator Manual, and the Commercial Driver License Manual.

Other portals take users to the sex offender registry, career opportunities with the Patrol, and the agency’s main website. The MSHP mobile app allows you to pinpoint your exact location, in order to inform emergency services when you call for help. You can also visit our social media sites or connect directly to tributes for the Patrol’s heroes who have died in the line of duty through the app.

“The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s long tradition of service and protection has included community policing. A personal relationship with those we serve is important to us,” said Colonel Bret Johnson. “In today’s world, technology is a big part of our lives. The Patrol’s presence on social media and this new mobile app helps us to better serve the public.”

This app is available to the public for both Android and Apple products. When downloading the MSHP app, select “public access.” No password is required.

The Patrol reminds the public that mobile technology should not be used while driving. Inattention continues to be a leading cause of traffic crashes in Missouri. Please use the MSHP mobile app--and all mobile technology--responsibly.