Why CitizenCOP Is Most Effective Policing Tool In India?
Rising criminal offense and illegal activities have become the most critical problems at national and even international level. It is no more a single area, city, or state that is safe for citizens, in fact, crime rate is rising at a quicker pace in almost every section of the society. Common man is fighting hard to keep himself and his dear ones safe. People are tired of Crimes, Harassment, Corruption, Traffic Issues and Municipal Issues. People are tired because nobody listens to them or cares for their issues. They started saying nothing can improve India, until they hear about CitizenCOP.
The team behind CitizenCOP has done a thorough research for the reasons of why Crime is high in India? Why police is ineffective? Why things are kept pending and not solved in time?
The reason we found out were:
- Lack of force and equipment. (There is only 1 police man to protect 761 Citizens.)
- Lack of co-operation and co-ordination between common people and Police.
- Lack of responsibility taken by police.
So we thought to eliminate the lacuna. We figured out all reasons behind and how to overcome:
- A system which empowers a common man to help police in its daily works. Police requires information and relies on fact and proofs which can be collected by us. Every day we see many incidences we can collect evidences in form of photos, videos or audios with our smart-phones and send it to police.
- Or maybe you collect it, but not share it with police, because either you do not want to get involved in the matter of police and court or fear of which you have evidence. What if you need not to visit court or police station even once, also you can hide your identity & send the data anonymously? No-one knows who complained or sent the report. The evidence will remain and the police will take the required actions.
- Or maybe you think, Policemen are not responsible they rarely work. They may protect the criminal or take bribe to leave them. So the system should have a check which can ensure that adequate actions are taken and that too within given time frame.
We created CitizenCOP which can successfully be implemented in all of the cities to eliminate the crime from the grassroots. Know how it targets all problems:
- CitizenCOP is a mobile application through which user can collect evidences in form of photo, audio or video under five categories (Crime, Harassment, Corruption, Traffic and Municipal Issues) and send the report to the responsible authorities.
- It hides the sender’s identity even from police officials who work on reports. The sender’s details can not be disclosed anyone if s/he do not want to share.
- It records the crime and generates an alert to concerned officials. The action time is 24 hrs, if no action is taken a second level of alert is sent to higher authorities informing that action is pending. Each information is given a unique id which can be used to follow-up through the application on mobile.
This is how a user can help police and the society, but there could be many situations when somebody can get into danger and may require an instant help. In distress, it is very difficult to find important contact numbers right in your device and call them to inform about the emergency. “Help Me” functionality is crafted, keeping all these factors into consideration.
CitizenCOP lets the user to send SOS (Help) messages to 4 contacts of user’s choice and a copy is also sent to the police control room with single click. As we understand that friends and family may be at far distance or unable to check the message on time, but police is available 24/7 for help. The SOS message contain your current location so operator at police control room forwards your location to nearest PCR van so that you can get immediate help.
To use this feature user need not to search the application in 100s of apps installed in mobile, simply shake it and the application will open the Help Me window.
is enabled through shake motion so.
This is only the start of what CitizenCOP can do. It has a lot of other features that protects people in time of emergency and provides lot of convenience in their smart-phones.
Our more features include:
- Report An Incident
- Report lost Article
- Help Me (SOS)
- My Safe Zone
- Auto-Taxi Fare Calculator
- Towed Vehicle Search
- Police Directory
- Vehicle Owner Search
- Nearby Search
- News & Updates
- My Close Group