From locating the nearest police station to reporting non-emergency incidents, the app is an attempt to modernise the state police and extend the reach of its services.

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news Police Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 12:59

In a bid to make themselves more accessible to citizens, the Karnataka State Police has released an official mobile application for Android and iOS. 

The new application 'Karnataka State Police App' comes a year after the release of ‘Suraksha’ app released by then Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in 2017, which was aimed specifically at ensuring women’s safety. 

Developed by Capulus Technologies Private Limited from Chikkamagaluru, the app includes the ‘SOS’ button through which citizens can directly reach the police.

Users of the app will also be able to locate their nearest police station, report non-emergency incidents directly through the app and also attach images. They can also look at the details of all missing persons in Karnataka.

The new initiative is a part of the state police’s efforts to modernize and extend the reach of its services. 

The app comes in a slew of services started by the police to become more accessible to citizens. 

Over the last year, the state police have introduced many initiatives to this effect. 

This included ‘Namma 100’, a centralized emergency number, a range of new Pink Hoysalas for female officers, and the Suraksha app. The Suraksha app was originally designed as a ‘panic button’ for women, which would alert their trusted contacts with their location if they used the app.

The new Karnataka State Police app has included this vital feature and a few others to help policemen in the state. This included the ability to download FIRs, enter the details of stolen vehicles, and locate contact details for any police officer in the state.

The app has already received over 10,000 downloads and currently stands at 4.6 stars out of 5 on the Google Play Store. 

In a bid to make themselves more accessible to citizens, the Karnataka State Police has released an official mobile application for Android and iOS. 

The new application 'Karnataka State Police App' comes a year after the release of ‘Suraksha’ app released by then Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in 2017, which was aimed specifically at ensuring women’s safety. 

Developed by Capulus Technologies Private Limited from Chikkamagaluru, the app includes the ‘SOS’ button through which citizens can directly reach the police.

Users of the app will also be able to locate their nearest police station, report non-emergency incidents directly through the app and also attach images. They can also look at the details of all missing persons in Karnataka.

The new initiative is a part of the state police’s efforts to modernize and extend the reach of its services. 

The app comes in a slew of services started by the police to become more accessible to citizens. 

Over the last year, the state police have introduced many initiatives to this effect. 

This included ‘Namma 100’, a centralized emergency number, a range of new Pink Hoysalas for female officers, and the Suraksha app. The Suraksha app was originally designed as a ‘panic button’ for women, which would alert their trusted contacts with their location if they used the app.

The new Karnataka State Police app has included this vital feature and a few others to help policemen in the state. This included the ability to download FIRs, enter the details of stolen vehicles, and locate contact details for any police officer in the state.

The app has already received over 10,000 downloads and currently stands at 4.6 stars out of 5 on the Google Play Store. 

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