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Carroll Sheriff's Office unveils mobile app

The Carroll County Sheriff's Office unveiled a new smartphone app Friday providing residents with information on active warrants, the most wanted list and alert notifications.

"This allows us to engage the community in keeping an eye on those offenders who we recognize could present a danger to the public," Col. Phil Kasten said.

Features of the app allow residents to search active warrants, check the status of inmates in the detention center, receive status alerts and register with the victim notification system.The notification system allows crime victims to register to be notified about the custody status of their offender.

The app also includes an agency directory, facility locator, Facebook page links, news releases, alert notifications, and a form to submit crime tips.

It was developed at no cost to the public through a partnership with Appriss, Inc., provider of the agency's Victim Notification system. Initial and ongoing costs are funded through legal service advertisements included with the app.

Kasten said the app is available to county law enforcement offices throughout the state, but Carroll is currently the only county offering the app.

The app is free and available for both Apple and Android phones. It can be downloaded by searching for Appriss MobilePatrol in the app store.

For technical assistance, contact the Sheriff's Office Information Technology Specialist Barb Schmidt at 410-386-2307 or bschmidt@ccg.carr.org.

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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