The Wilson County Sheriff's Office recently released a new, easy way for the public to report traffic problems via the MobilePatrol app or a dedicated e-mail address.
The sheriff's office has used the MobilePatrol app successfully for some time to provide victim notification, inmate information and crime reporting in the community.
"Because of our growing population, we are seeing a lot more traffic concerns throughout Wilson County," Sheriff Robert Bryan said. "Several of our staff members collaborated to develop a new traffic reporting initiative to give our citizens several methods to easily report traffic concerns. We feel this will assist us in allocating our resources more effectively, and we encourage the public to participate through these new, easy-to-use features."
Bryan cautioned that the enhanced features will not take the place of emergency reporting.
"Please remember to call 911 in a true emergency," he said. "This is merely a method to find out where ongoing traffic problems are. It's like having more eyes out in the community to help us all look out for one another. If you have traffic concerns about your neighborhood or a particular area of the county, all you need to do to lodge a complaint is use your smartphone, laptop or desktop computer. Our traffic division will rotate out to various reported problem areas and give the public much more saturated coverage where needed."
To submit traffic concerns, submit through the MobilePatrol app or send an e-mail to email@example.com.