An app for citizens to use in the fight against crime has been launched by the South African Police Service (SAPS). Called ‘My SAPS’, the app is developed by Vodacom and will be available on both Apple and Android devices.
The app is described on the App Store as a way of “enabling everyone to contribute towards building a more crime free society.”
“My SAPS is a FREE application available for iPhones and other smartphones, provided by the South African Police Services,” it says on the App Store. “My SAPS will allow you to submit crime tip-offs (anonymously) to the Crime Stop Centre and send updates.”
“It also allows you easy access to all SAPS Stations information using the SAPS Station finder, as well as all SAPS Social Media platforms.”
A source has confirmed to My Broadband that SAPS employees have been quietly testing the app ahead of its October 11, 2019 launch date.