'MyDistress' application may be extended to other states
SEREMBAN: The “My Distress” smart phone application recently launched by the Selangor police has received encouraging response and may be extended to other states.
Deputy Inspector General of Police Datuk Seri Khalid Abu Bakar said today that some 30,000 people had registered for the application which enables the public to signal police in emergency situations by pressing an icon.
“If every emergency call through the application is satisfactorily settled by the police, I don’t discount the possibility of it being extended to other states.
“Apart from the response of the people, we have to look at the ability of the police to react immediately to a distress call. This is what we are monitoring now,” Khalid told reporters at his Aidilfitri open house at Kampung Gebok in Mantin near here.
The application is equipped with the Global Positioning System, enabling police to track the person sending a distress signal.