Sheriff's App


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The Highlands County Sheriff's Office mobile app is an innovative approach to help our community stay tuned to important news and resources from the sheriff’s office.  Once you download the app onto your smartphone, you can receive important alerts/push notifications, news, and information.

Important features of this free app include:

    • Inmate search and visitation information
    • Map and information about all sex offenders living in our county
    • Most Wanted
    • Agency contacts
    • Animal Services information and pets available for adoption
    • Cold cases
    • Fee structures and public records information
“This app is invaluable tool, both for the people we serve, as well as our deputies, because it is not just a one-way communication device,” Sheriff Paul Blackman said. “In addition to the HCSO being able to send out important push notifications to alert the county to important events and serving as a way to read all of our press releases, the app will also give citizens an easy way to send us a tip and even file an online report for certain types of crimes. I encourage everyone in our county to download this free app.”

The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office mobile app was developed by TheSheriffApp.com, a division of OCV, LLC. TheSheriffApp.com specializes in mobile app development for sheriffs’ offices and public safety agencies across the country. Developing over 500 total apps, OCV designs and creates custom apps for state, county and local government agencies.

“Nearly 80 percent of people in the United States own and use smartphones as their primary means of communication,” OCV Vice President Kevin Cummings said. “Mobile apps offer agencies a better way to alert, inform and prepare the public. Apps allow public safety agencies the ability to reach and serve their citizens where they are: their smartphones.”