The Chikkamagaluru district police on Monday launched a mobile application titled “CKM Police” with the objective of providing effective administration, as part of its Police Quick Reporting System (PQRS). The PQRS system, with the support of the mobile application, would enable the public communicate with the police easily and seek emergency and non-emergency help from the police, whenever required.
Inspector-General of Police (Western Range) Amrit Paul launched the mobile application at a function here on Monday. The application could be downloaded by Android users through Google Play Store. In a press release issued here, K. Santhosh Babu, Superintendent of Police, said that the application would help the public report any incident to the police control room or seek police help during emergencies. “If the user is provided with a good network, his or her report will reach the control room within a few seconds and help the police take appropriate action,” he said.
A significant feature of the application is that it helps the public track the status of the complaint registered with the police. By entering the FIR number, the user could check the status of his or her complaint.
Public could also check the details of fine or penalties imposed for traffic rule violations with the help of the application.
Users could even know the location of the nearest police station and driving directions to reach a destination with the application.
The application has an option to chat with the department’s personnel over matters like passport verification, gun licence and no-objection certificates.