Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Launches New Mobile App

NEWS RELEASE 18-174 - OCTOBER 25, 2018
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Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight is pleased to announce the launch of the agency’s new mobile application as another way to connect with Sarasota County residents and visitors. 

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office mobile app was developed by TheSheriffApp.com, a division of OCV, LLC. Initial implementation of the application took place in early 2018 and after testing and researching best practices and usability, today, the app is live and available for download. For most users, quick access and usability are key components to a successful application and the sheriff’s office app offers both. In just a few clicks, users can:

  • Submit a crime tip
  • View calls for service in real time
  • See who’s in jail, their crime, bond amount and release date
  • View the most wanted criminals in Sarasota County
  • Connect to the agency’s social media platforms
  • Read the latest news and find out about upcoming events
  • Find a complete list of sex offenders who live nearby
  • Research unsolved crimes
  • Access career opportunities
  • Direct dial select departments within the agency

“We are very excited to officially release this new application to the citizens we serve,” said Community Affairs Director Kaitlyn Perez. “Technology has transformed the way law enforcement functions and now more than ever, citizens are wanting information in real-time. By giving users quick access to information from an official source, we are taking our efforts in information-sharing and communications to the next level.” 

TheSheriffApp.com specializes in mobile app development for sheriffs’ offices and public safety agencies across the country. Developing more than 500 total apps, OCV designs and creates custom apps for state, county and local government agencies.

“Nearly 80 percent of people in the United States own and use smartphones as their primary means of communication,” OCV Vice President Kevin Cummings said. “Mobile apps offer agencies a better way to alert, inform and prepare the public. Apps allow public safety agencies the ability to reach and serve their citizens where they are: their smartphones.”

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office mobile app is available for download at no cost in the iPhone and Google Play (Android) app stores.