Mobile Apps being developed to improve policing — Montague

Friday, October 20, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — National Security Minister Robert Montague says Government is developing a mobile application (App) named E-policing, that will enable members of the force to log in for their shift from a smartphone.

The App will also provide the Commissioner of Police with a more accurate picture of the personnel deployed on any given day; make reports; as well as provide access to all the necessary forms available at the police stations, the minister said.

Montague made the disclosure during the Jamaica Police Federation/Ministry of National Security scholarship awards ceremony held at the Girl Guides Association of Jamaica headquarters in Kingston yesterday.

The security minister added that the Government is also developing two other Apps which will revolutionise policing in Jamaica, allowing officers to carry out their duties with greater ease and efficiency.

The first of the three Apps expected to be launched is the Jamaica Eye, which will network the almost 300 closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras owned by the National Security Ministry as well as accommodate feed from privately-owned CCTV cameras.

Another App being worked on is Jampulse Stats, which will overlay the statistics of the police on a geographic information system (GIS) map of Jamaica.

This app, the minister said, will assist the police in undertaking more accurate data gathering, noting that information is normally collected based on a police district, and not where the incident actually occurred.

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