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FBI launches Wanted app

Friday, February 10, 2017 8:33
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation launched a mobile
application Monday aimed at helping to capture more fugitives by
making it easier for individuals to access information and submit

At the touch of a screen, the ""
target="_blank">FBI Wanted
app will allow the public to view,
search, sort, filter, and bookmark information provided by the
Bureau, including photos and descriptions of wanted fugitives, as
well as missing persons, crime suspects, deceased victims, or
anyone else the Bureau is attempting to either locate or

“Since the earliest days of the Bureau—when wanted flyers were
tacked to post office walls—the public has played a vital role in
helping the FBI and its partners locate criminals on the run and
solving cases of all kinds,” said Christopher Allen, head of the
Investigative Publicity and Public Affairs Unit in the FBI’s Office
of Public Affairs. “This app is designed to put another digital
tool in the hands of concerned citizens so they can help protect
their families and communities.”

The app, which is free on both Apple and Android devices and can
be downloaded from the Apple App store or Google Play, was designed
with a simple user interface that makes it fast and easy to use.
The app can also be personalized to display information that the
user finds most relevant or interesting by accessing a whole host
of search and filtering functions.

The Wanted app is the third mobile application designed by the
FBI. ""
target="_blank">Child ID
, which was the Bureau’s first app, was
launched in 2011 and has since been downloaded nearly 350,000
times. It gives parents the ability to store photos and other vital
information to be immediately accessed in the event their child
goes missing. The ""
target="_blank">FBI Bank Robbers
app was released in August
2016 and provides access to information about less publicized
violent and serial robbers who are wanted by the FBI.

“Thousands of cases have been solved over the years thanks to
the watchful eyes of concerned citizens, and that has made the
country a safer place for all of us,” Allen said. “The FBI Wanted
app will help carry on this tradition of partnership. We encourage
everyone to download it and report any pertinent tips to the

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