Nigerian Police partners tech firms on crime reporting app

The Nigeria Police Force has partnered with technology firms to help develop and deploy an innovative mobile app, “Hawk Eye” that will allow users to report crimes anonymously by video, voice or text.

The app was developed by Lagos based tech firm, Web Assets Nigeria Limited, in partnership with United States-based tech firms BBGN&K and Microsoft along with the active collaboration of the Nigeria Police.
Speaking about the app in Abuja, the Chief Executive Officer, Web Assets, Mr. Kayode Aladesuyi, disclosed that the device was a demonstration of the commitment of the Nigerian Police to partner with communities to continue to improve security.
The application provides key technologies such as facial recognition and Key Performance Indicators.

He explained that the app was part of a comprehensive security solution that involves equipping of patrol vehicles with Mobile Device Terminals, providing performance management, data as decision tools and the revamping of the police command and control centers.