Just in time for Halloween, FDLE launches a new mobile app making it easy for citizens to see where sexual offenders have registered a residential address in Florida. The “Search Sexual Offenders and Predators” button is one of seven FDLE public services featured in the new app.
“I can’t think of a better time to launch this app,” said FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen. “I hope all parents will download this before going trick or treating and then use it often to help keep their families safe or to report suspicious activity.”
The app also allows you to search active AMBER, Missing Child and Silver Alerts, search wanted persons or stolen vehicle information, search unsolved cases in Florida and submit a tip about suspicious activity.
The FDLE App is available for download free of charge in the Google Play store and the Apple App Store. Search for “FDLE Mobile App” in the Google Play Store or for “FDLE” in the Apple App Store.
To use the interactive map to display the registered residential addresses of sexual offenders and predators, location services on the mobile phone must be turned on. However, all other sections of the app are still usable even if location services are not turned on.
The FDLE mobile app does not track your location or store your personal information. It should never be used as an emergency app because it is not monitored 24/7. In an emergency situation, please call 911.
The app was developed in house by FDLE. To download the app, visit http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/MA/Mobile-Devices.aspx.