IGP unveils smart policing initiative for quick response to emergencies

The Acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Kayode Egbetokun has unveiled a smart policing initiative to enhance swift and efficient response of police personnel during emergencies.

Mr Egbetokun who unveiled the `Police-VGS Quick Emergency Reporting and Response System, QERRS,’ on Tuesday in Abuja , said it would revolutionise police response to emergencies.

According to him, the Police-VGS QERRS application has been modeled to ensure prompt response and referral during accidents, natural disasters, medical emergencies, criminal incidents and intelligence sharing.


“With the swipe of a button on a phone, emergency notifications will be sent directly to a dedicated team of police operatives.

“The operatives will ensure a swift, live and coordinated response in the shortest possible time,” he said.


The IGP believed that the initiative would make huge impact in saving lives, combatting crimes and securing communities.

Mr Egbetokun said that the Police-VGS was an additional option to the already inaugurated C4i-NPF Rescue Me App.

“This  represents the epitome of the Nigeria Police commitment to the security and safety of members of the public,” the IGP  said, and urged the public to embrace the innovation.


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