Mangaluru, June 2, 2015: Speaking on the occasion of launching the upgraded version of "Mangaluru police app" with new features at City Police Commissioner’s office in Mangaluru on May 1, Monday; City Police Commissioner S Murugan said the revised features are women and child safety, FIR status, traffic updates, daily crime report, police station locations, parking area, traffic offences, emergency phone numbers, live traffic, traffic signs, call us and report an incident.
Under women and child safety option, it sends an SMS or email with location information when the phone is shaken five times or power button is pressed five times. The user has to set phone numbers or email id to SMS during distress. It helps the receiver to track the location of the person who is in distress and inform the police.
The FIR status helps the user to know the status of a FIR filed by providing police station name and year with FIR number. It will provide the status of the FIR from 2014 till date. The Police Commissioner said in ’trace user’ mode, one can track the user location for a given time period. It sends location information through email. The daily crime report provides details on different types of crimes reported for the day. The police station location features helps the user to know the location of the crime and the jurisdiction of the police station, so that he/she can go to the police station to file a complaint.
The jurisdiction of all the 18 police stations coming under Mangalore City Police Commissionerate have been identified and uploaded using GPS. The find parking area will help a person to know the nearest parking area identified by the Mangalore City Corporation to park the vehicle.
In the ’report incident’ option, the people can report an incident with a photo and send it to the control room or DCP (law and order) or DCP (crime) or to the City Police Commissioner.
The option on ’emergency’ gives phone numbers of control room, ambulance, snake catcher, helplines for aged, child and women. In ’call us’ option, the user can call the city police control room, PSI, City Police Commissioner and DCP. The traffic offence and penalty option provides an array of details on penalty for various traffic violations. The option on ’live traffic’ provide details on closure of road, busy road, moderate traffic on a particular stretch and so on. The page will provide live traffic details and help user to avoid traffic and move into the traffic free roads.
The map provide direction and details about the traffic and route map. The traffic signal option provides information about traffic signs, driving signs and road signals while driving. The City Police Commissioner said that the app is one of its kind in the country which provides an overall view of police set up which is useful for the common man. It has given thrust on police-public interface.
The app is developed by Diya Systems as a part of its CSR activities, said CEO Ravichandran. "There was good response for the app which was launched on April 7. The public had given us a few suggestions to improve the app. By incorporating the suggestions, the app has been improved."