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DuPage County Sheriff

James Mendrick

PRESS RELEASE

Contact Information: Domrose #563 ~ 630.407.2010

Monday, September 22, 2014

Sheriff Zaruba Uses Real Time “APP”roach to Deliver Information

DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba announced today the release of a new smartphone app which will allow the residents to keep informed of real time activities of the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office at the push of an app, for those who are on-the-go or those that want to be in-the-know.  

A collaborative environment is critical in public safety as someone in the community, a citizen or public safety official, will often be the first to alert others of a variety of news and alerts that impact the safety of their neighborhood such as break-ins, suspicious vehicles and activities, a downed power line, arrests, most wanted, sex offenders and missing children. Many times, this important information is getting lost on social media sites. 

Users of the app will have access to real time inmate information, mugshots, charges and offender information. The app also includes most wanted criminals, registered sex offender listing, news, facility location, office directory and more. 

“Every day citizens use their smartphones to search for information and I want to make sure that we are using the latest communication technology to keep the public informed of what is occurring in DuPage County,” Sheriff Zaruba said. “This new app will allow us to get important information right to resident’s fingertips. The app greatly improves our ability to serve the public and we are excited we can provide this to the community,” he continued.  

Users of the app will have access to the following features: 

Recent Bookings
Access to the DuPage County Jail Inmate booking system which provides information to the public about an inmate’s charges and bond amounts.
 

Most Wanted 

A list provided by the DuPage County Sheriff's Fugitive Apprehension Division who is asking for the public’s assistance in locating fugitives from justice.  

Sex Offenders 

A sex offender registry maintained by the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office to notify the community about persons convicted of sex offenses.  

Missing Children  

Provides a list of missing children including photographs and where/when they were missing and contact information if they are seen or found 

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

Information/ Directory 

A directory of phone and email contact information of the divisions of the Sheriff’s Office.   

Crime Reporting 

The ability to report a crime by using your smartphone, it also has an added feature to be to upload a photo or video.  

As well as push notifications for incidents as they happen. Be it a missing persons, crime alerts, or traffic crashes. 

The DuPage County Sheriff’s Office app is a free to download and is available Android smart devices and will be released soon for the IPhone. Users simply search “MobilePatrol” and after downloading, select the State of Illinois and the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office.  

The “MobilePatrol” app can be found: 

Google Play at  

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appriss.mobilepatrol&feature=search_res 

and soon at 

iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mobilepatrol/id620067490?mt=8