Mobile app will call police patrol

It will first be available in Bratislava.

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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.

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“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.

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