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Sheriff’s smartphone app now available on iPhone

By Kevin McKinnon, 04/18/13 2:05 PM
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The Hempstead County Sheriff’s Department smartphone app on the iPhone and an Android phone

Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton announced this week that the smartphone app his office launched last year for Android phones is now available for iPhone. As of this week you can visit the iTunes store and type mobile patrol llc in the search and download the MOBILE PATROL APP which will allow you to receive information from the Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center.

You can also use this link to install the app on Apple devices: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mobilepatrol/id620067490?mt=8

The Android app has been available since June of 2012 by searching for Hempstead County Sheriff in the Google Play Store .

The Android app can also be found at this line: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appriss.arhempsteadsd&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5hcHByaXNzLmFyaGVtcHN0ZWFkc2QiXQ..

The app is a free download for users and is available for both iPhone and Android smart devices.

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 user’s smartphones –notifying them about anything from bank robberies and missing persons to escapes, weather warnings and more.

The app is also fully integrated with the county’s victim notification service, VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday).

App Features

Current Inmate Information
View live access to the local detention center and see the most recent bookings listed chronologically. Search by first and last name, age and gender, as well as alphabetically.

Notifications/Alerts: 24/7
Access to offender information and automated notifications of offender releases. The app also features enhanced emergency alerts directly from the sheriff’s office.

Warrants
Access a full list of real-time warrants (including child support), each with the ability to be shared on social media so the community can help law enforcement apprehend wanted individuals.

Sex Offenders
Displays a list of registered sex offenders in the community, including mug shots, charges and mapping of their city block.

News/Information
See the latest news and press releases from the sheriff’s office, including an archived list of past news articles.

Crime Tips
Report crime tips directly to the sheriff’s office. This feature is also integrated throughout the warrant listings, so users may easily report a sighting of wanted persons.

In-App Calling
View a list of the sheriff’s non-emergency numbers as well as the sheriff’s name and photo. Users also have access to local attorneys and bail bonds services with in-app dialing and email.

Sheriff Locations
Includes a map of the sheriff’s facility locations with the ability to get directions to/from the location and add it to your contacts.

Social Media
Access the sheriff’s Facebook page and Twitter feed directly from the app, as well as the option to email the app download links to your family and friends.