Noida police launch safety app ahead of International Women’s Day

  • Simar Bhasin, Hindustan Times, Noida
  • Updated: Mar 07, 2016 01:22 IST
The Noida police launched the app, which was running on a trial basis for the past 3 months, on Sunday. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

The Noida police on Sunday launched the CitizenCop app, two days before the International Women’s Day.

The application is an attempt to make the twin cities safer for women. The app is available for both Android and Apple users. With its ‘Travel Safe’ feature, passengers can now share their vehicle number and the destination with their relatives and friends.

Senior superintendent of police Kiran Sivakumar launched the app, which had been under trial for the past three months.

The application is designed by INFOCRATS Web Solutions Pvt. Ltd. It is headquartered in Madhya Pradesh where the app was first introduced.

An official from CitizenCop, who did not wish to be identified, said the app will empower the common man. It has been developed with an aim to bring police and citizens together against crime.

“CitizenCop is a unique blend of technology for the benefit of the society. It offers a bundle of phenomenal features promising utmost safety and security for the betterment of the society,” the official said.

One of these features is ‘Report an Incident’, which is seen as a major highlight by the app’s developers.

The user can select the category that the incident falls under and provide photos, videos and recordings for reporting any criminal or illegal activities. A plus point of the feature is that it allows the user to report these incidents anonymously. After the incident is reported, a message with the tracking ID of the report is provided.

It might also help solve the traffic woes of the citizens as the app allows you to click pictures and send it directly to the police. SSP Sivakumar assured that officials concerned will be sent to the spot immediately.

Superintendent of police (Crime) Vishwajeet Srivastava and superintendent of police (Traffic) Sanjay Singh were also present at the launch of the app.

There is a feature called ‘Help Me’ that allows the user to list emergency contacts where an ‘Emergency SOS’ message is sent, if the button is pressed. The same message is also sent to the police control room of the area.

The app also allows the user to calculate fares of cabs and autorickshaws, report lost articles and make emergency calls in addition to its other handy features.

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