The Royal Thai Police today urged the people to load "Police I lert u" mobile application as it will be very helpful for them and the police to respond to their emergency calls, particularly during the long Songkran water festival.
Speaking to reporters after chairing a meeting with senior police in charge of crime suppression yesterday, Royal Thai Police deputy commissioner Pol Gen Chakermkiat Srivorakarn said the meeting was aimed at giving order and instruction to police nationwide to prepare themselves to ensure and provide safety to the people during the Songkran festival.
He said one of the best way the people can get help is to interact with police in case of emergency through the Police I lert u mobile application which is now upgraded to cover service not only in Bangkok but countrywide after all 191 hotlines in each province were integrated to the Central 191 emergency hotline in Bangkok.
Previously the mobile application was serviceable in Bangkok's 88 police stations.
But after the integration, the application will serve all police stations countrywide.
In case of emergency, call for help from the mobile application's 191 feature could be located instantly through global positioning system and alert will be sent to the nearest police station to rush to the scene and give assistance.
This would eliminate the problem of busy line particularly in case of emergency when the call could not get through.
The deputy police commissioner then encouraged the people to load the application in their smartphones either in the IOS and Android systems as it will be helpful in case of emergency and wanting help.
People can also give tips on crimes to the police so as to help police to prevent and suppress criminal activities effectively.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)