The Lahore Police has released a GPS enabled Android application that can be used to file complaints using a smartphone. The application includes features to directly call the police helpline, to upload a photograph or even send a text message.
Titled Rescue 15, the application includes a GPS feature that, according to the Lahore Police, will allow them to pinpoint, with relative accuracy, the location of all complaints in order to make timely action possible.
Other features within the application include the ability to check the status of complaints, and also an emergency SOS button as well.
There is also a drop down menu which allows the user to choose the type of crime or incident he or she may be reporting. After downloading the application, the user is redirected to a signup form which requires information such as CNIC number, and the closest police station to the user. Once filled, the application automatically dials 15 where the operator verifies the information filled in by the user.
The application is an addition to the SMS and Online Complaint Services already made available by the Punjab Police. Police in a statement on Twitter added that misuse of the application will prompt legal action against the caller. Currently, the application is only available for Lahore.