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WV State Police in South Charleston, WV launch app in time for holiday travel

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SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV -

At the West Virginia State Police Headquarters in South Charleston, WV Monday the West Virginia State Police unveiled a free cell phone app that could help motorists as they travel for the holidays.

The app is a work in progress and has been in the planning stages for close to one year.


"Any travel updates that the State Police want to put out, you could get those through the app," said Bill Gallagher, Director of Information and Technology.

The app will also link users to the West Virginia State Police Facebook and Twitter accounts. They can also use tools that will help them navigate the sex offender registry and find the detachment closest to their location at any given time.

"We just want to be out there and for the public to have better access to us," said First Sergeant Michael Baylous.  He and Gallagher are hoping people who use the app will provide feedback that could help them improve the service.

Baylous also reminded motorists that during the busy holiday season it is important to be calm and plan ahead.

"You have to remember that there are going to be people traveling through West Virginia that aren't used to traveling on our roadways and that may not know exactly where they are going," Baylous said. "Show a little courtesy."

For more information about the West Virginia State Police follow the link provided.