The Acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Olukayode Egbetokun on Saturday, 8th July, 2023, has encouraged Nigerians to download the ‘NPF Rescue Me App’ mobile application for safety.

Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Force’s Public Relations Officer, discloses that the mobile application provides a platform for Nigerians to immediately contact the Police Force in emergencies.

According to Adejobi, the tour’s goal was to highlight the IGP’s dedication to incorporating smart policing techniques within the NPF.

Egbetokun added that the initiative aims to facilitate quick response and assistance, he further explained that the program was in line with the vision of the Nigeria Police Force NPF to foster stronger community engagement.

According to IGP, the ‘NPF Rescue Me App’ is available on both the ‘android’ and ‘ios’ application stores for free downloads and usage.

Egbetokun discloses this while speaking on the sidelines of a tour of the National Command and Control Centre facility and the Nigeria Police Crime and Incidence Database Centre at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, on Saturday, July 8, 2023.

The IGP during the tour repeatedly stated that the efforts of the Force in deploying cutting-edge technologies and advised officers to fully embrace these tools to improve operations and service delivery to the public.

In addition to the Digitalised Central Motor Registry which is already operational, the NPF is working on innovating other areas paramount to security.
“Some of these which would be unveiled within the year include the Police Mobile Security Surveillance which will among other things capture all motor parks, commercial drivers operating daily in Nigeria, and passengers playing various routes, including hotel lodging data; and the Domestic Help Registration to create and manage centrally accessible data of all domestic help with verifiable previous employment data.

Olukayode Egbetokun

The IGP issued a directive to all investigation units and police formations to immediately restart using the installation of the application at the NPCIDC, where the biometrics and other relevant data/information of each suspect will be updated and maintained for better investigations and record keeping that will be easily accessible to police operatives to ensure a reliable electronic criminal.

Story: Rita Bulus