The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has confirmed an upgrade of the Nigeria Police Force crime reporting mobile application known as ‘NPF Rescue Me’ application.
This was disclosd Saturday, March 26, 2022, by the Police Force spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.
TheFact Nigeria reports that the NPF application, launched in January this year, to tackle insecurity through technology, is aimed at aiding the timely arrival of officers at crime scenes anywhere in Nigeria. The application uses internet services and is global position satellite (GPS)-based.
Adejobi averred that the application is valuable to effectively report emergencies, criminal activities, and professional misconducts of police officers, for rapid and immediate reaction by operatives of the Nigeria Police Force.
According to the statement, the Police Chief emphasized that the NPF Rescue Me App, which is a great improvement, redefines security and personalizes policing, enabling android and ios users to download the app from the various app stores, registering with their details and having access to a variety of features including emergency services, crime reporting, navigation, ambulances services, amongst others.
The application also has an emergency button which when depressed alerts operatives at the Nigeria Police National Command and Control Centre who would immediately send out the required assistance to victims irrespective of their locations within the country.
IGP Baba, while encouraging members of the public to download the application into their carry along gadgets, and input some required information for improved services and their personal safety, reiterated that his administration is “poised to exploring the use of cutting-edge technology to take combatting crime and responding to emergency situations to an entirely new level”.