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Is There An App for That?

We've identified 46 smartphone apps that bring an array of in-field technology tools to patrol officers.

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Knocking Live Video

Send live video from one phone to another. Platform: iPhone, BlackBerry, Android.

Mobile Arms for Glock

Info for Glock handgun enthusiasts. Platform: iPhone.

Most Wanted

FBI Most Wanted lists, other wanted persons, missing children. Platform: iPhone.


Access database of aircraft registration (N-) numbers. Platform: iPhone, Android.

Offender Locator

Locate registered sex offenders. Platform: iPhone, BlackBerry.


Password and confidential data app. Log into password-protected web sites without re-keying your password. Platform: iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Windows MobilePalm, Nokia/Symbian.

Sit or Squat

Find a public restroom. Platform: iPhone, BlackBerry.

Spanish for Police Audio Phrasebook

Pre-recorded verbal commands and frequently used phrases. Platform: iPhone.

SureFire Shot Timer

Create a shot timer with your iPhone. Platform: iPhone.


Uses the bright photoflash LED on the iPhone 4 as a flashlight. Platform: iPhone.

U.S. Cop

Indexed references for accident investigation, case law, drugs of abuse, vehicle laws, others. Platform: iPhone.

Weather Channel

Watch live weather radar and have an updated forecast. Platform: Contact your wireless provider.

Wikipedia Mobile

Easy access to Wikipedia, the index of everything. Platform: iPhone.


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