- A new app to be used by Nigerians to report crime has been launched by the Nigeria Police Force
- The mobile app was launched to ensure police operatives arrive quickly at crimes scenes across Nigeria
- The app is available on Android PlayStore and Apple AppStore for download by all Nigerians
The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has launched a new mobile phone app called “NPF Rescue Me.”
The app was launched as a measure to ensure police arrive quickly at crime scenes anywhere in the country.
The newly-launched app is available on Android PlayStore and Apple AppStore for download.
On the app, Nigerians can:
1. Report a crime
2. Report a police officer
3. Order an ambulance and
4. Call for police backup
A major feature of the app is that a user can press an emergency alert button that automatically goes to the Nigeria Police Force control tower and they can swing to action.
On its website, the police listed three major benefits of the app. They are:
1. 8 TYPES OF ALERT
The app highlights 8 different types of alerts in emergency cases like homicide, medical situation, rape, assault robbery, kidnapping, domestic threat, burglary, and violence. With this, you’ll get the much-needed help at the click of a button whenever you find yourself in these situations.
This helps provide you with the peace of mind you and your family deserve so that you can focus on what truly matters.
2. STUNNING FLEXIBILITY
The application is created with a great interface and it is well tested by the police team to ensure that it is user friendly and you have a seamless experience while using it during an emergency request.
3. STEP ON THE NEW LEVEL
This app is taking crime combat and response to emergency situations to an entirely new level as it is set to ensure rapid and immediate reaction of the Nigeria Police Force to any situation you or someone you know find themselves. As such, the time to download and step on the new level of policing is now!
Recall that a former assistant director of the Department of State Services (DSS), Dennis Amachree, recently asked the federal government to prioritise the welfare of personnel of the NPF.
Amachree made the comment in an interview with Channels Television on Thursday, January 14 while speaking on the role of the police in society.
According to him, the Nigerian government cannot continue to relegate the NPF and expect maximum performance from its personnel.
Meanwhile, the presidency has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari will not be driven by ethnic sentiments or affiliations in his choice of the next Inspector-General of Police.
Rather, it said the president will only appoint someone who will ensure the security of Nigerians better than what has been recorded.