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Posted on: December 19, 2022

Peoria County Sheriff Launches New App


Today, the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office announced the release of a new smartphone application. The free app is intended to deliver urgent information from the department and give easy access to public information, such as warrants that are currently active, an updated inmate roster, and even an interactive map connected to sex offender registries.

“A major goal of mine has been to expand community outreach by expanding communication with the people we serve,” said Sheriff Chris Watkins. “With that said, I am proud to announce that we are rolling out a new phone app specific to the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office that hosts a variety of features. I believe the app will enhance public safety, communication, and an easier way to access information from the Sheriff's Office.” The app puts the public’s fingertips on information for the County Jail as well, such as bonding information, inmate visitation schedules, and GED classes.

“Users will also be able to get real-time updates on emergency situations that arise in our community,” Watkins added. With each device’s permission, app users can choose to receive message notifications like missing person alerts, suspect information, inclement weather warnings, traffic detours, and more. Information can flow both ways as well, where the app also gives options for anonymous tips and patrol requests.

The app was created by OCV, a company that specializes in creating apps for governmental entities and public safety organizations. The same company created the Peoria County Circuit Clerk app that was released last month.

The Peoria County Sheriff’s Office app is available for download for free in the App Store and Google Play. Scan the attached QR code, search “Peoria County Sheriff’s Office IL,” or visit to download.

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