By Kampala Post Reporter
The Uganda Police Force application for information sharing and dissemination (MOBI APP) has been modified to now include a map that can help a person seeking help to locate the nearest police station or post.
“Contacts of officers from different policing units are accessible using this application. 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,” Deputy Police Spokesperson Polly Namaye said.
“A team has been carefully selected to manage this app, to receive and manage information shared and to connect to response units in case of need,” she added. The police believe this modification will help in timely response to incidents. According to Namaye, the App will also help to maintain a record of lost and found property such as National Identification cards.
“Already, one can access a list of lost and found National IDs 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,” she revealed. Express penalties given to errant drivers can also be traced using the MOBI APP.
“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 noted.