Putting the police at your fingertips

Brigadier Kushie Nair signing with crime fighting partnership with Yusuf Abramjee. Photo: Eliot Mahlase

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 http://namola.com/download which will put
the police at their fingertips.

Also read: One message to fight crime – ADT

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