Northern Ireland

PSNI launches mobile phone app

Screenshot of the app
Image caption The app will pinpoint the locations of operational police stations across Northern Ireland

The Police Service of Northern Ireland has launched a mobile phone app to help people get in touch with them.

The app is free and available from the Apple store.

Using geo-location, the app allows members of the public to get contact information for officers local to them at the touch of a button.

Assistant Chief Constable Drew Harris said the app has key information on how to report crime and will help communities get important advice.

"The use of new technologies to support community policing is something the PSNI has been heavily involved in since the inception of our social networking pages on Facebook," he said.

"Crime in Northern Ireland is at an all-time low but criminals still operate."

"While the PSNI app is not for reporting emergencies, it gives the user instant access to the contact information they need if they want to discuss issues affecting their community with the relevant Neighbourhood Policing Team."

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