Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland, May 24, 2013 ---- The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to offer a new community service; the MobilePatrol Smartphone app. The mobile app was developed at no cost to the general public through a partnership with Appriss, Inc. who is the provider of V.I.N.E, the agency’s Victim Notification system. Initial and ongoing costs are funded through legal service advertisements included with the application. The Mobile Patrol app is another way for the Sheriff’s Office to share critical public safety information with residents, using one of the latest and widely used technologies - smart phones. Some features of the app include:
¨ Active Warrants
¨ Agency Directory
¨ Detention Center- Inmate information
¨ Facebook Links
¨ Facility Location
¨ Most Wanted
¨ News & Press Releases
¨ Push Alert Notifications
It improves public safety by giving users’ access to Carroll’s Most Wanted Criminals, and active warrants that is supplemented by a Crime Tips feature. Crime victims can also check the status of inmates in the Detention Center, receive status alerts and register with V.I.N.E. using the link provided in the app. Residents can also stay in touch with the Sheriff’s Office by using the Agency Directory, a Facility Locator and Facebook page links. Additionally, MobilePatrol broadcasts News Releases and Alert Notifications to all app users.
The app was developed for both Apple and Android platforms, and can be downloaded by searching for Appriss MobilePatrol in the app store or using the following links:
MobilePatrol in iTunes:
MobilePatrol in Google Play:
For technical assistance, please contact Sheriff Office Information Technology Specialist Barb Schmidt at 410-386-2307 or email@example.com.