Mobile policing (M-policing) has been launched in the Peshawar to combat terrorism and other heinous crimes through modern technology.
Inspector General of Police Malik Naveed Khan formally inaugurated the system in the Central Police Office, a press release said.
Addressing the ceremony, the IGP said that the growing trend of terrorism and other heinous crimes could effectively be halted through use of hi-technology and this system was the first step towards achieving the desired goals.
M-policing is an integrated community policing initiative developed to use the Mobile networks of the country for creating direct communication link between all the communities of the province and the management team of the police.
In the first phase, the system would use a live agent-assisted IVR access code 7788 on the mobile networks of Telenor, Ufone, Warid and Zong.
Both ordinary people and employees of the police department can call in on this access code from the mobile connections of the abovementioned networks and seek assistance from the police call centre agent. The callers can report any type of complaint including car theft, robbery, kidnapping, fraud, suspicious persons and terrorism-related information.