Delaware County Sheriff Thomas Mills announced Monday that his office has launched a smartphone app that allows the office to communicate much more effectively with the community.

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office app is a free download and is available for both iPhone and Android smart devices. Users simply search “MobilePatrol” and after downloading, select the sheriff’s office.

Users of the app will have access to real-time detention center information with mugshots, charges and offender information. The app is fully integrated with VINE® (Victim Information and Notification Everyday), which allows crime victims to be notified about the custody status of their offender.

The app also includes warrants, lists of non-custodial parents and most-wanted criminals, news, the facility location, the sheriff’s office directory and much more.

Information that can be pushed right to a user’s smartphone includes Amber Alerts, news about escapees and manhunts, weather warnings and other local emergencies.