Davis County Sheriff’s Office Launches Free Consumer-Focused Mobile Application

Davis County Sheriff’s Office

For Immediate Release

March 17, 2015

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Designed by MobilePD, DCSO Mobile App Brings Important Law Enforcement Services to Smartphones

Farmington – March 11, 2015 – The Davis County Sheriff’s Office announced the launch of the DCSO Mobile App, a free mobile application that gives the public unprecedented access to the police department. The app helps the Davis County community stay connected wherever they are by offering mobile access to news, crime maps, social media, alerts, and more. It even allows the public to submit tips and reports to the department. Anyone can download the application for free through the Apple App Store and the Google Play Marketplace.

“We want to offer our community the best in technology and access, and that means making the Davis County Sheriff’s Office services and information available to mobile users,” said Sheriff Todd Richardson.  “We’re excited to have a partner in MobilePD that really understands the possibilities for mobile applications in law enforcement.”

The app was designed by MobilePD, a Silicon Valley–based start-up company that is developing mobile apps for several other police departments across the country. The easy-to-use interface will provide an unprecedented amount of information to the consumer, regardless of where they are in the world.

“We believe that applications like this build bridges between the community and their local government,” MobilePD CEO Kushyar Kasraie said. “We are excited to play a role in connecting Davis County with their Sheriff’s Office and assuring there are no barriers to access of information.”

The mobile app will provide access to the sheriff’s office’s news feed, online crime maps, videos, photos, and social media. In addition, consumers will be able to submit crime tips and official reports from their mobile phone.

  • Tips: Provide anonymous crime tips right from your phone.
  • Crime Maps: View real-time crime maps of activity occurring in your neighborhood.
  • News: Get the latest news written directly by the Sheriff, deputies and staff.
  • Videos: Watch videos from DCSO’s YouTube channel.
  • Photos: View DCSO’s most wanted and browse through photo albums.
  • Alerts: View trusted, instant alerts directly from DCSO.
  • Social Media: Stay connected with DCSO through Twitter and Facebook.

DCSO officials connected with MobilePD after learning about their successes in creating mobile applications for other law enforcement agencies.  “We recognize that people are consuming information in new ways,” Sheriff Richardson said. “Law enforcement needs to make their information as transparent and readily-accessible as possible to meet the expectations of our communities.”

Currently, there are only a handful of other agencies in the nation that have released official mobile applications for their community – securing DCSO’s reputation as one of the most forward thinking law enforcement agencies in the country.

“I am very proud that our Sheriff’s Office is leading the way in using technology to engage the public to solve some of our most pressing public safety issues,” Commissioner John Petroff.

DCSO Mobile App is available today on the iOS App Store and the Google Play Marketplace by searching for “DCSO” on the respected App Store.

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About the Davis County Sheriffs Office:

On October 5, 1850 the territory north of Salt Lake City was organized into and named Davis County, in memory of Captain Daniel C. Davis. He served in the Mormon Battalion during the war with Mexico and led many immigrant groups across the plains to settle the west.

In March of 1853, Farmington, then known as Little Cottonwood, was approved by the Territorial Legislature as the County seat of Davis County. A year later, Lot Smith, who also served in the Mormon Battalion at age 16, was appointed the first sheriff of the County. The first jail in Davis County was erected on the Courthouse grounds and had three cells.

The population of Davis County has continued to grow from the original 1,598 citizens to over 306,479 in 2012. Davis County covers 275 square miles. The Sheriff’s Office has increased from a handful to over 230 deputies.

Since its inception, the Davis County Sheriff’s Office has evolved to be one of the most capable public safety agencies in Utah. Unlike other law enforcement agencies in the State of Utah, our Patrol deputy sheriffs are certified paramedics who perform a dual role of medical and law enforcement duties. Our specialized units include the K-9 Team, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.), Specialized Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT), Bomb Squad, Bicycle Patrol, Motorcycle Unit, and Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT) for the Jail. The Emergency Services Division coordinates, supervises and oversees hostage negotiations, community services, the emergency management of disasters, public information duties, and training for our law enforcement deputies and office personnel.

In the Justice Services Division, we provide security and bailiff services for the Second District Court of Utah, civil service processing, fugitive unit, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) and computer forensics, and inmate transports inside and outside the Justice Complex area. Advanced criminal investigations, including polygraph, crime lab and detective services, are also provided.

The Sheriff’s Office is also augmented by several volunteer groups such as Search and Rescue, Mounted Posse, Amateur Radio Emergency Service, Bountiful Jeep Posse and over 200 religious and education volunteers for the Jail. These groups, along with the employees of the Sheriff’s Office, provide the workforce to serve and protect the public, maintain the law, and respond to any emergency should it arise.

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