The police have been working on a mobile app to call a police patrol since mid 2019. They plan to launch it in the first weeks of 2020. The pilot phase of the application will be available for the capital.
“I can imagine using the application for repeated incidents in the centre of Bratislava, but also in cases where a victim of domestic violence is a woman and is hiding from an aggressive man in another room,” said police president Milan Lučanský as cited by the Denník N daily.
The application is not intended to be a full-fledged replacement or sister project for the 158 emergency line. Instead, people can use it when a call to 158 poses a risk to their safety.