Jalandhar police to use mobile app to improve functioning

Aiming to improve its functioning by using hi-tech resources, the district police force has become first in the state to have a mobile based application which will help to keep the check over their movements in the field and to assist the ambulance staff to reach the spot without any delay.

With the help of app, Global Position and Your E-Address System (in short- GPYES), the seniors can supervise exact positions of police nakas whether the cops are in the designated places or not.

The deputy superintendents of police (DSPs) or station house officers (SHOs) have been asked to use this system based on global positioning system (GPS) after preliminary training by the Patiala-based developer a few days ago.

In the coming days, the entire force will have to download the app in their phones after undergoing training to operate the app.

Moreover, the first arriving party at the crime spot will have to reveal the spot to the seniors and ambulance staff by tagging them on this app. This exercise would not only reduce the response time but also help the collecting the evidence for the forensic experts at the site.

The app is being currently reviewed by police. After getting a green signal from headquarters in Chandigarh, the app would be launched in the entire state.

Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Naveen Singla said the app would bring a change in the functioning of staff as it would work as a watchdog for them.

They would not have a chance to befool seniors as during the police checking and nakas, they would have to share their locations on this app with the seniors, SSP claimed by adding that app would also help in the coming assembly elections whenever flying squad would seize any objectionable at somewhere, they would easily tell the spot to return officials.