Putting the police at your fingertips

The Namola App allows users to report ongoing crimes or emergencies to police patrol vehicles immediately.

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Brooklyn police and Namola App joined forces on Saturday morning in a partnership to fight crime in Menlyn Central Park .

The Namola App allows users to report ongoing crimes or emergencies to police patrol vehicles immediately.

Brooklyn police station commander Brigadier Kushie Nair and Yusuf Abramjee, chief ambassador of Namola, signed a partnership agreement committing collaborative efforts to ensure citizen to safety.

“To combat crime in Tshwane and across South Africa, we need all hands on deck,” Abramjee said.

“Partnerships like this add support and capacity to our emergency services, like the Brooklyn SAPS. Embracing innovative technology in the way we fight crime is the way of the future for safety and security in South Africa.”

Nair was excited about the partnership.

“Our officers are committed to the safety of our citizens and we need to ensure they have the support and tools to do this work,” she said

“Namola is revolutionary. Giving the people of Tshwane immediate access to our police service is empowering for them and ensures improved efficiency in our operations.”

Nair said the app did not substitute calling 10111 in an emergency.

“The purpose of the app is to enhance all crime fighting resources. It gives community members another tool which will give them access to the police during emergencies.”

She said the agreement was a milestone as the Brooklyn police and Namola were committed to working together to improve the safety of
citizens.

The partnership would extend Brooklyn police’s excellence in fighting crime by harnessing innovation in technology, Nair added.

The Blue Bulls, who were present at the Mall, also welcomed the partnership.

“The crime fighting safety app (Namola) allows users to share their physical location with the nearest three police emergency response 
vehicles and receive an immediate response”, said its website.

Namola’s website added: “The first available officer is immediately directed to the citizen’s location while being monitored by the control room. It’s faster and it makes the task of getting help as simple as pushing a button.”

Residents in the Brooklyn policing precinct were encouraged to download the free Namola app https://namola.com/download which will put the police at their fingertips.

Also read: One message to fight crime – ADT

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Who do you call when 10111 goes on strike?

Who do you call when 10111 goes on strike?

10111 call centre workers are threatening to go on strike over unresolved salary disputes dating back to 2013. “Nothing has happened four years down the line and members say enough is enough,” Oscar Skemmere, of the South African Police Union.

Unfortunately, the ugly truth is that criminals aren’t going to wait for negotiations and salary increases before they attack.

Between April 2015 and March 2016 over 20,000 households were robbed, 250,000 homes were burgled, 14,000 cars were hijacked, and 51,000 sexual offences were reported. Those are scary numbers.

The strike will place additional pressure on the country’s already stretched emergency services. At a time when citizens feel disempowered when it comes to their safety and security, Namola – the free, crime-fighting safety app – offers South Africans a solution to help alleviate the challenges in accessing emergency support.

Namola is an innovative mobile application, developed by the Tshwane Metro Police Department that is helping to keep the citizens of Tshwane safe. Designed to enable citizens to connect directly with crime fighting authorities, Namola is increasing the effectiveness and efficiency needed to combat crime in South Africa.

The crime fighting safety app allows users – via their GPS-enabled smartphones – to share their physical location with the nearest three TMPD emergency response vehicles and receive an immediate response. The first available officer is immediately directed to the citizen’s location while being monitored by the control room. It’s faster and it makes the task of getting help as simple as pushing a button.

As we move into the holiday season, South Africans, and especially citizens in Tshwane, are encouraged to download the free Namola app https://namola.com/download and to share it with their family and friends. With 11x faster response times by the TMPD, this is a fantastic innovation to fight crime and save lives, with plans underway to roll the service out across South Africa.

Harness the power of technology to stay safe this festive season.

For more information please contact:

Peter Adolphs

+27 (0) 72 844 6375

peter@everafrica.com