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The digital PD: Local cops get a mobile app

Posted by Max Brantley on Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 10:09 AM

The Jacksonville, North Little Rock and Benton police departments soon will release mobile apps for phones and tablets.

The apps will allow users to see inmates in jail, submit photo or video tips anonymously, receive emergency messages and find contact information, maps and information on sex offenders and missing children.

The apps should allow transmission of information specific to geographic areas and provide links to other social media outlets for the police departments.

A news release emphasizes the apps are not intended "replace existing forms of communication." 

The apps are available for Apple and Android operating systems. They'll be free at the usual sources. The North Little Rock app is still in development and a completion date wasn't given.

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"...see inmates in jail..." like at the zoo?

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Posted by 70%er on 06/05/2014 at 10:35 AM

I think "arrest" is not the same thing as "convicted" in this country. This appears to be an attack on the person arrested who may or may not be guilty of anything except being arrested.

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Posted by couldn't be better on 06/05/2014 at 11:45 AM
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