10 LE Mobile Apps
Check out our sampling of 10 mobile apps for smartphones and tablets that will ease your patrol workflow. For full write-ups on each app, read our feature, "10 Great LE Mobile Apps." Screenshots courtesy of vendors.
Apple Bans DUI Checkpoint Apps
Apple has laid down the law on apps that warn users of DUI checkpoints.
MacRumors highlighted the change in Apple's App Store Review Guidelines. "Apps which contain DUI checkpoints that are not published by law enforcement agencies, or encourage and enable drunk driving, will be rejected."
Advocacy groups both for and against the sharing of DUI
Police Light iPhone App
Smartphone Apps for LE
We've selected 22 of our top picks of smartphone apps for officers for this photo gallery to accompany our story, Smartphone Apps for Cops. View the app's User Interface to see how they would look on your smart phone, whether it's an Apple iPhone or Android device. Images courtesy of Tim
CPI's iPatrol App
Get real-time law enforcement information anywhere with the iPatrol app. With the iPatrol app your officers on foot, bikes, ATVs, boats or working undercover can run information queries anywhere. They get real-time NCIC, NLETS, state and local law enforcement information without the need for a dispatcher or laptop. Editor's note
BlackBerry DUI Checkpoint App Pulled
Research In Motion, the maker of BlackBerry smartphones, has agreed to pull downloadable applications that help users evade sobriety checkpoints and drunk driving citations.
Sens. Harry Reid of Nevada, Charles Schumer of New York, Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, and Tom Udall of New Mexico had asked RIM, Apple, and Google to disable or stop selling the apps for BlackBerry, iPhone and i
Occupy Wall Street Protesters Get 'Getting Arrested' App
A free smartphone app called "I'm Getting
N.C. University Introduces Law Enforcement App
The University of North Carolina has developed an investigative mobile app for officers in that state called
iHelp Plus App Offers Personal Safety Features
A new personal safety iPhone app called iHelp Plus offers features including customizable alarms, built-in flashlight, and GPS tracking to identify a user's exact location.
The iHelp Plus app
All Traffic Solutions Launches DriveTimes App
All Traffic Solutions launched the DriveTimes app to update traffic conditions on the company's traffic signs based on routes determined from the web-based interface.
Without the need for fixed speed sensing infrastructure, the app allows law enforcement to display traffic messages, including the time