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Technology-Driven Policing: NPF ‘Rescue Me Application’ Upgraded, Says IGP

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As Police Boss Encourages Nigerians To Take Advantage Of Its Crime Reportage Feature

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc, has confirmed an upgrade of the Nigeria Police Force crir reporting mobile application known as ‘NPF Rescue Me’ application which is valuable to effectively report emergencies, criminal activities, and professional misconducts of police officers, for rapid and immediate reaction by operatives of the Nigeria Police Force.

This was disclosed in a statement on Saturday, signed by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Ag. Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

According to the statement, “the IGP emphasizes that the NPF Rescue Me App, which is a great improvement, redefines security and personalizes policing, enabling android and ios users to download the app from the various app stores, registering with their details and having access to a variety of features including emergency services, crime reporting, navigation, ambulances services, amongst others.”

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Adding that “the application also has an emergency button which when depressed alerts operatives at the Nigeria Police National Command and Control Centre who would immediately send out the required assistance to victims irrespective of
their locations within the country.”

The policeman spokesman said that the Inspector-General of Police encourages every Nigerian to download the application into their carry along gadgets, and input some required information for improved services and their personal safety, just as he reiterated that his administration is poised to exploring the use of cutting-edge technology to take combatting crime and responding to emergency situations to an entirely new level.

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