Technology-driven policing: NPF 'Rescue Me' application upgraded, says IGP

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.’

The application is used to effectively report emergencies, criminal activities and professional misconducts of police officers for rapid and immediate reaction by operatives of the Nigeria Police Force.

The IGP emphasizes 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 have access to a variety of features, including emergency services, crime reporting, navigation, ambulances services, amongst others.

A statement signed by the Acting Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said 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.

The Inspector-General of Police, while encouraging members of the public to download the application into their carry along with gadgets, and input some required information for improved services and their personal safety, reiterates that his administration is poised to explore the use of cutting-edge technology to take combatting crime and responding to emergency situations to an entirely new level.

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