SOS phone app for Singaporeans in Johor

ST, Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 by Walter Sim, Lim Yan Liang

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.

It is available for iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices. (Facebook)

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