Otsego County Sheriff Richard J. Devlin, Jr. announces that his office has launched a Smartphone app, which allows the office to communicate much more effectively with the community. The Otsego County Sheriff’s Office app is a free download, which is available for both iPhone and Android smart devices. Users simply search “MobilePatrol” offered by Appriss. After downloading, select the sheriff’s office that you want to be associated with or go to the Sheriff’s web site to read more about the app and a link to the download.
Users of the app will have access to real-time correctional center information with mug shots, charges and offender information. The app is fully integrated with VINE® (Victim Information and Notification Everyday), which allows crime victims to be notified about the custody status of their offender. The app also includes warrants, most-wanted criminals, sex offenders, missing children, news, the facility location, the Sheriff’s office directory and much more.
Information can be pushed right to a user’s Smartphone including Amber Alerts (including photos of missing persons), news about traffic alerts, police emergencies, weather warnings and other local emergencies.
Sheriff Devlin states that “this is just another tool for my office to keep the citizens of Otsego County informed and allow access to information related to the Sheriff’s Office. It is our mission to ensure that communication of information flows freely between the Sheriff’s Office and the community.”
Nationwide Public Safety Service for Participating Sheriff Agencies
The following are the features provided by this application.
View Recent bookings, search by name or sort by last name. Results show, as available, photo, name, personal information, and charges. This provides public information to the community related to criminal activity.
Powered by VINE (Victims Information and Notifications Everyday), the National Notification Network. This service allows crime victims a service to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day. If you are a victim, this provides you with peace of mind that you can be notified of the offenders release from jail.
Search the jail database or click ‘Release Notification’ from the detailed Inmate view. You can also check the release time and date from the detailed inmate view.
Most Wanted UNDER REVIEW
List of the Most Wanted including photo, name, last known address, personal information and charges. View all, Search or Sort by last name.
- Warrants UNDER REVIEW
List of active warrants in the county.
If you are aware or witness criminal activity, please contact the Sheriff’s Office via the app or call the main switchboard.
Emergency Alerts provide real time access straight to your device. Push Notifications must be enabled on your device. Alerts are highlighted in RED (for 24 hours) if there is an alert you have not viewed. This can help notify you of emergency situations in your county. Alerts may range from Road Closures, Amber Alerts, Evacuation Notices, Dangerous Weather, and more. The Alerts section will provide you with photos and detailed information about the alert along with any updates issued by the Sheriff during the event.
For your convenience, Attorneys and Bail Bonds are listed in the app with in-app dialing straight from the app.
News provides non-emergency news issued by the Sheriff (examples: Prescription Pill disposal programs, Community Service Project, Burn Bans, etc.).
Displays a map of the Sheriff’s location, address and directions. You can also save the location on your device. Select the push pin on the map for the app to provide directions per location.
Provides information about the Sheriff and a directory of departments and phones numbers with in-app dialing for your convenience.
Thank you for your support in helping to keep the community safe and informed.
Please click below to get this application for your mobile device