Hit a panic button on your phone and a police officer will respond in under 15 minutes.
That was the vow made by Assistant Commissioner of Police Abdul Aziz Ahmad on Sunday to Singaporeans who use a smartphone application launched by the Johor police in February.
ACP Abdul Aziz said the app sends reports directly to headquarters. After responding to an alert, officers must enter in a log on a computerised system that action has been taken.
Called Community Alerts, it lets users in Johor send SOS alerts to a 24-hour operations room or report witnessing a crime. It can direct them to the nearest SOS station and has a built-in directory of emergency numbers.