For Immediate Release
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PR #:1300113
Date Issued:Oct 15, 2013 - 9:15am

Sheriff's App now available for Android

CONTACT:Bob Harmon
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office 775-785-6235
Cell 775-722-5517

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office App is now available for Android users. The App is available for free from the Google Play Store.

The Sheriff’s Office originally launched the App for iPhones and iPads in early June to help increase public access to commonly used services. The App provides access to some of the Office’s most frequently used services such as online crime reporting, graffiti abatement and inmate searches.

The App also provides basic contact information and the opportunity to sign up for additional information from the Sheriff’s monthly Community Partnership Connection eNewsletter.  

"We know that more people are getting the information they need from their smartphones and other devices," said the Sheriff's Office Community Relations Administrator, Tami Cummings. "This App is another example of the Sheriff's Office commitment to using the latest technology to keep our community safe and informed."

Users can find the App under "Washoe Sheriff" in the Google Play Store.

Washoe County residents may also receive information about keeping their families and neighborhoods safer by following the Sheriff’s Office on Twitter at: @washoesheriff, or visiting the “Staying Safe” page on the Sheriff’s Office website,  Another important tool for increasing personal and neighborhood security is the free online neighborhood safety service, AlertID. For more information, visit




The Washoe County Sheriff's Office celebrated 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Chuck Allen is the 26th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Regional Intelligence Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process and traditional street patrols.


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