Peshawar Police, in order to improve its service delivery with the help of modern technology, has announced the launch its own mobile application for Android last week. The mobile app was unveiled by the Provincial Police Chief, and is now officially available on the Play Store.
According to the Provincial Police Chief, the aim of introducing this app was to improve the public service delivery with the help of technology, so that the system could ensure immediate access to the police in case of any emergency. He further added that people could report blast, robbery and other incidents through this app.
Through the app one can, dial free calls to the police department in case of emergency while one can also use it to report incidents of crimes and accidents to the cops. Pictures and videos about crimes and other incidents can also be shared with the police department, and one of the app features includes detailed contact information of the city’s police stations.
The official announcement on the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Facebook page gave a detailed outline on what to expect from the mobile app.
The app works quite efficiently and it will inform the police immediately about a crime by automatically pointing out the location of the crime scene with the help of Google maps. The users in need will just have to tap a single option and the concerned police stations would be notified. Hence, the city patrol force would be able to reach the crime site immediately
The app named “Peshawar Police” is currently available to install from Google Play store only available for Android smartphones. The app has various sections such as “Call 15” feature, “Report Incident” button and information about “Nearest Police Station”. But most importantly the “Help” option in the app will let you inform police instantly so they could aid you in case of danger.
In addition, a person has to register for the app by providing personal credentials in order to use the app. A mapping solution induced by Google Maps presents all locations of nearest police stations in your area. Pictures and videos of crimes and other incidents could also be shared with the police department with the help of this app.
Previously, we have seen that Islamabad police and even Punjab police have launched mobile apps to facilitate citizens in case of emergency. This rate of adopting cellular technology for aiding citizens shows that government’s security institutions are aware of the benefits of utilization of modern technology to combat crimes.