KAMPALA – Uganda Police Force has expanded the force’s application for information sharing and dissemination (MOBI APP) by adding new features onto the App.
A navigation map that can assist a person (user) seeking help to locate a nearby police station or police post within proximity has been added.
According to the Deputy Police Spokesperson ACP Polly Namaye, contacts of officers from different police units are now easily accessible using the App.
“The App, when downloaded to an individual’s phone can quickly help the nearest police to connect a person in need of help to the patrollers and other response units in the caller’s locality for a faster response,” ACP Namaye said in a statement.
She added that a team has been carefully selected to manage the app, to receive and manage information shared on the app and to connect to response units in case of need.
Ms. Namaye revealed that the app will help to maintain a record of lost and found properties such as national identification cards.
“One can access a list of lost and found national ID’s being kept at different police stations sing this app. A record of missing person’s reported to police can also be accused using MOBI APP,” reads a statement in part.
In addition, she said that express penalties given to drivers can also be traced using the app.
Police believes that the app will help reduce time to incidents, this minimising pain and loss as it will ease access and information sharing with the nearest police in any area in the country.
“We, therefore, encourage everyone to download the MOBI App and follow the simple steps to personalise it to one’s phone,” Ms. Namaye said.
The UPF MOBI APP can be downloaded from the google play store.