Police get tech support, as crime reporting app set to be deployed

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Support has come the way of the Nigeria Police in its bid to combat crime through technology, as its strategic partnership with a tech firm has yielded a crime reporting app, Hawk Eye.

Hawk Eye is an innovative mobile app developed and deployed Lagos-based tech firm, Web Assets Nigeria Limited, in partnership with US-based tech firms, BBGN&K, and tech giant, Microsoft, on the instance of the Nigeria Police.

Hawk Eye is a mobile app that will allow users to report crimes anonymously to the police by video, voice or text, comprising key functionalities such as facial recognition and KPIs (Key Performance Indicators).

Speaking in the build-up to the launch in Abuja, the chief executive officer of Chief Executive Officer, Web Assets Nigeria Limited, Kayode Aladesuyi, emphasized that the initiative was built on the essential goal of securing lives and property in society, which he said was an indispensable ingredient for national growth and development.

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According to Aladesuyi, “Hawk Eye is a demonstration of the commitment of the Nigerian Police to work in partnership with communities and the Nigerian public to continue to improve the security situation across the country.”

He also spoke on the utility of Hawk Eye, stating that it will allow users to report crimes anonymously to the police by video, voice or text.

Aladesuyi added that the app was an integral part of a comprehensive security solution that involves the equipping of patrol vehicles with mobile device terminals, providing performance management, data as decision tools, and the revamping of the police command and control centers.

He stated that the app was now available for use by FCT residents and will be coming to Lagos in September, with roll-out planned for other states subsequently.

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