Law Enforcement Apps US Cop vs Police Spanish Guide vs PoliceOne ... and 11 more

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With there being so many apps out today for the general consumer, we thought we would take a look at the best law enforcement apps that are out there for the brave men and women who strive to keep our streets safe and make our world a better place. After all, with the power of mobile technology, don't we want to ensure that we provide the best tools to these brave men and women so that they can do their jobs more efficiently and productively?

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If you're one of these men or women, here are our top law enforcement apps that can help you be all that you can be.

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Method 1: US Cop

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With 1,276 pages of content (316 pages more than the previous version), the US Cop app provides the necessary resources that any street officer could use. From Accident investigation formulas to training articles to even news feeds on the latest news from Police Beat, Officer.com, and PoliceOne.com, this app really is a one-stop resource that every street office should be using today.

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    1. Training articles regarding detecting concealed weapons, pluralistic ignorance, interview & interrogation, and more.
    2. Accident investigation formulas; brake efficiency; narrative templates; different tire size speed calculator; view GPS coordinates for crash reports. LiDAR test instructions; Warrant PUR guidelines.
    3. Integrated work calendar to maintain your rotating work schedule.
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    1. App is $3.99 USD on Android devices and $5.99 USD on iOS devices.
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    1. US Cop can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for Android devices and from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices.
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Method 2: Police Spanish Guide

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From routine traffic stops to answering emergency situations, even field sobriety tests, law enforcement professionals have enough challenges, without the added complication of a language barrier, which is why the Police Spanish Guide App is a must-have app for law enforcement professionals to combat that complication and focus on what matters most - serving and protecting the people.

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    1. The guide contains questions, instructions, and explanations logically divided among easy-to-find chapters.
    2. Uses high-quality audio translations of simple "Yes or No" questions to help save time, potential resources, and lives.
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    1. Free version.
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    1. Police Spanish Guide can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for Android devices and from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices.
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Method 3: PoliceOne

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The PoliceOne.com app is the best way for Police Officers and other Law Enforcement professionals to keep informed while on-duty or on the move. Stay up to date on breaking police news, videos, expert columnist articles, tactical tips and other relevant information. Whether you need to research something from your squad car or just want to browse the latest news, this app gives officers FREE access to mobile resources that have never been available to them before.

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    1. Breaking police news, videos, expert columnist articles, tactical tips and other relevant information keep you well informed and up-to-date.
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    1. Free version.
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    1. can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for Android devices and from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices.
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Method 4: Patrolman's Vehicle Guide

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Invented and created by an active police officer in 2008, VIS is designed as a simple to use modern vehicle reference tool. Not only that but to put it in simple terms, VIS is a vehicle image database. In the app itself, it has large buttons for quick access by officers in the field. Also, officers can use the app to quickly educate themselves or to show pictures to victim's or witnesses

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    1. Very simple, sleek and easy to use interface ensures that there is no wasted time.
    2. Contains practically every make and model of vehicle released in the past decade.
    3. Officers will keep current as the app automatically updates the database every New year.
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    1. App costs $1.99.
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    1. Patrolman's Vehicle Guide can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for Android devices and from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices.
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Method 5: Cargo Decoder

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Cargo Decoder is your guide to what is in the truck or tanker next to you on the highway. All you have to do is enter the 4 digit number from the DOT placard to learn all about that material. You will also be able to view details from both the 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG 2016). And, if you should need it, ERG 2012 and ERG 2008 are available too.

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    1. Learn about the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)
    2. Access the information directly on your device with no network connection required.
    3. Search by name or input DOT number and even share information with friends and colleagues.
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    1. Free version.
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    1. Cargo Decoder can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for Android devices and from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices.
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Method 6: Police Pad

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Are you looking for an all in one tool that can help you become more efficient and productive as a law enforcement or security professional? Then the Police Pad app is an ideal choice for you, as it is an all in one tool for the law enforcement or security professional. Easily keep a detailed log of your shift without the need for a pad and pen.

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    1. Create custom events (e.g. New Call, On Scene, Car Accident, Trespassing, etc.)
    2. Generate PDF reports of any combination of events.
    3. Share the reports through email and many other methods.
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    1. $2.99 USD.
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    1. Police Pad can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for Android devices.
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Method 7: Shooter (Ballistics Calculator)

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While a last resort when it comes to protecting the people if you are a looking for a way to help improve your shooting, then the Shooter app is an ideal choice for you. The Shooter app is a highly accurate ballistics calculator designed to bring you to accurate solutions quickly. Shooter has been used repeatedly to aid hunters, marksmen, and snipers.

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    1. Automatic-atmosphere input using your GPS location and nearest weather station.
    2. Zero-atmosphere support. This will auto-account for changes to your zero when shooting in a different atmosphere.
    3. Web interface using your PC at [1] to enter/manage all your firearm/ammo data then simply sync it to your device.
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    1. $9.99 USD.
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    1. Shooter (Ballistics Calculator) can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for Android devices or from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices.
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Method 8: Video Armor Camera

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Video Armor turns your smartphone into a body worn video camera. Designed for police, law enforcement, and security teams, the app records high-quality, point of view (POV) video that is automatically tagged with time, date, and GPS location data. Combined with a built-in area to add notes, Video Armor is also a great place to create and store incident reports.

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    1. In addition to built-in categories (e.g., Traffic Stop), you can add your own custom incident types and notes that help you create better incident reports.
    2. Videos are automatically tagged with information that records when and where an incident took place.
    3. Filter recordings by incident type, date, and ID to make them easier to sort and find later.
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    1. App is $2.99 USD.
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    1. can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for Android devices or from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices.
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Method 9: Miranda Warnings / Rights

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Are you a law enforcement or security officer that needs assistance when it comes to Miranda warnings and right? Then this app is ideal for you as it is designed as a quick reference to assist law enforcement and security officers in Mirandizing suspects. This app also includes a Spanish version.

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    1. Both English and Spanish versions are included in this app.
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    1. Free version.
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    1. Miranda Warnings / Rights can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for Android devices.
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Method 10: First Aid - American Red Cross

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Well, we all know that, unfortunately, accidents happen, which is why the official American Red Cross First Aid app puts expert advice for everyday emergencies in your hand. Get the app today and be prepared for what life brings. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice, it's never been easier to know first aid.

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    1. Simple step-by-step instructions guide you through everyday first aid scenarios.
    2. Videos and animations make learning first aid fun and easy.
    3. Safety tips for everything, from severe winter weather to hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes help you prepare for emergencies.
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    1. Free version.
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    1. First Aid - American Red Cross can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for Android devices or from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices.
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Method 11: iPharmacy

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With the iPharmacy app, you will be able to identify pills (if you are unsure of what they are), find the lowest price for your Rx (if you are looking to refill your own prescriptions), understand your medication treatment, and lower your health bill (if applicable to you). By being able to identify pills that you are unsure of, makes it the ideal tool for those officers that are trying to clean up our streets and identify the good from the bad pills.

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    1. An excellent medical dictionary for law enforcement officers, consumers, and health professionals
    2. There are 12,000 pills and package images built-in the app.
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    1. $1.99 USD for iOS devices. Free on Android devices.
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    1. iPharmacy can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices or from the Google Play Store for Android Devices.
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Method 12: MY FSTS

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The Field Sobriety Test (FST) app assists police officers with DUI investigations in the field from the initial observations to filing the report. With more than 20 pre-field sobriety test questions to ask the suspect and a series of field-sobriety tests, each section even has a note area for you to record more detailed information. The app can also assist the officers with the arrest and report of the suspect.

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    1. Observation section features the suspects' name, signs of intoxication, location, the date, the time, and the ability to describe this information via text or audio.
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    1. Free to download.
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    1. MY FSTS can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices.
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Method 13: Crime Scene Tracker

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The Crime Scene Tracker app was developed with constant support and consulting of detectives for special usage possibilities of police departments. The app itself is set up for being configured for individual usage. Before using the Crime Scene Tracker app, please take 5 minutes to read the visualized user manual, which you can download the PDF by following this link here

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    1. Show crime scenes and pieces of evidence/hints within the app on Google Maps and get an overview.
    2. Generate PDF-files with whole information about the crime scene.
    3. Share crime scenes with colleagues via the integrated export- import function or install a backup.
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    1. Free to download.
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    1. Crime Scene Tracker can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for Android devices.
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Method 14: My Police Department

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Placing law enforcement and public safety services at your fingertips! The MyPD app is built to connect to the public to their local police and allow the community to become more involved right from your smartphone. (Please note, This app is used by agencies that opt-in to use it. If your community has not opted to use MyPD than you should not expect to find them on the app)

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    1. Multiple information resources and RSS feeds, 2 types of push notifications, report anonymous crime tips, commend a police officer, and more.
    2. Get directions to the police department and acquire the right numbers for police department contacts.
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    1. My Police Department can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for Android devices or from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices.
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