Ugandans will now be able to locate a police station or post nearest to them and contacts of officers from different policing units thanks to an upgrade of the The Uganda Police Force application (MOBI APP).
According to Polly Namaye the Deputy police spokesperson, the APP has been expanded to now include a map that can help a person seeking help to locate a station and any other information.
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, Namaye says.
She adds that a team of officers has been carefully selected to manage this app, to receive and manage information shared on this app and to connect to response units in case of need.
“We believe this will reduce response time to incidents, thus minimizing pain and loss. The App will also help to maintain a record of lost and found properties such as National Identification cards.”
Namaye says that already, one can access a list of lost and found National ID's being kept at different Police stations using this App. A record of missing persons reported to Police can also be accessed using the MOBI APP.
The MOBI APP also helps drivers trace their Express penalties.
“We therefore encourage everyone to download the MOBI APP and follow the simple steps to personalize it to one's phone. This will ease access and information sharing with the nearest Police in any area in Uganda” Namaye adds.