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Singapore Police to Launch Geo-tagged Emergency Notification System on Mobile App
Source: futuregov.asia
Source Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, Knowledge Management in Government, Citizen Engagement, Internet Governance
Country: Singapore
Created: Apr 01, 2014

Expected to be ready by mid 2014, the second version of Police@SG Mobile App will include a geo-tagged notification system, among other new enhancements, Fong Weng Kiong (pictured), Assistant Director (Policy & Development), Public Affairs Department, Singapore Police Force (SPF) told FutureGov.


The system will allow the agency to broadcast emergency information on a location basis.


“For example, if you are at a location and a major fire breaks out, the mobile app will e-alert you and users within the vicinity of the incident and advise all of you to move away,” said Fong.


Another feature will enable users to respond to a Police Appeal directly via text or call through the application.


Beyond this, users will see more crime prevention and other police related information inside the app as well.


The app is already available on both iOS and Android platforms.


The Police@SG app was first launch in 2011 and has attracted more than 100,000 downloads so far. It was designed to serve as an information portal and to crowd source for crime-related information from the public.


It provides easy access to police information and services, such as localised crime statistics, crime information, police stations locations and useful telephone numbers and links.
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