Staffordshire Police have designed their own mobile phone application to help keep Burton people informed about what’s going on in their area.
Staffordshire Smart Alert is now available on most smart phones and can be downloaded from the app store.
After downloading, Staffordshire Police will keep you up-to-date with crime alerts as and when they happen through alerts which will pop up, right on your phone's screen.
The app allows you to modify and personalise which news you receive through to your phone by crime or area, so that you will only get what the information that you want.
Information is freely available on the app about your nearest police station and officers including direct contact numbers and when they are available.
But are you a bit confused on how to use the app and how to set up your very own custom notifications? Well worry no more, here is a step-by-step guide to the Staffordshire Police Smart Alert app.
How to download the app and set up your customised notifications
Step 1 – Search for ‘staffs smart alert’ in your respective app store and click on the far right hand side to download it.
Step 2 – Once it has finished downloading, open the app and when prompted press “allow” to let notifications appear.
Step 3 – When the application is fully open, click on the large green rectangle saying “Your Alerts”.
Step 4 – Select the ‘preferences’ option at the bottom of the page to edit what notifications you want to receive.
Step 5 – Enter your postcode so that you receive local notifications and select other options by clicking the tick box based on what other information you want to get through.
The app also holds plenty of information regarding how to set up or join a neighbourhood watch team and also how to directly contact the Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire, Matthew Ellis.