Wellington, January 15, 2020
The New Zealand Police has released a Mobile App that brings information on the finger tips of mobile phone users, with special usage for New Zealanders.
The App is now available on Apple and Android devices and provides another channel for the public to access policing services, information, news and alerts while on the go and when it suits them.
Police Commissioner Mike Bush said that the App gives users an easy way to receive national and local Police news, alerts and safety advice; report incidents and issues to Police via the new 105 online form; and access other policing services.
With customisable notifications, app users can opt in and choose what Police news and alerts they want to receive, he said.
Using modern technology
“Our staff will always be at the centre of keeping people safe and making them feel safe. However, as Commissioner, I have also ensured that we are able to maximise technology developments to provide for new and improved ways to access and receive policing services, as part of our mission ‘to be the safest country,” Mr Bush said.
He said that the App is a part of a wider suite of work Police is undertaking to modernise its service delivery to ensure everyone in New Zealand, including international visitors, can access policing services anywhere, anytime.
“I look forward to announcing further digital technology developments in early 2020,” he said.
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