Taiwan launches mobile app for public safety
28 August 2012
The Ministry of Interior recently launched a mobile application which not only allows users to have improved access to public safety services but also have an opportunity to help the police force fight crime.
The app includes features such as the 110 police service line, the 113 abuse prevention line, the 165 fraud prevention line, fugitive and stolen car information, missing person reports, road traffic information, police case reports and a taxi calling.
According to Li Shiang-chen, Director of the National Police Agency’s Division of Information, the 110 police service function includes a GPS tracking system for the police to easily trace the caller’s destination. With that function in place, the police would be able to respond efficiently at the crime scene.
“This would be a huge help for people who need to keep silent at the crime scene and those who have hearing disabilities,” he said.
The app is available on iOS and Android platforms for free download.
As of last week, the Ministry of Interior’s mobile app was the fifth most downloaded in Taiwan.