WhatsApp, the popular cross-platform messaging app, is gradually becoming a very powerful tool for police departments to curb crime.
The Lucknow Police has introduced a WhatsApp complaint tool where users can send their complaints about traffic offences. Police is also planning to connect the helpline no. 1090 with WhatsApp to curb eve teasing. Railway Police is also considering to use WhatsApp to keep a track on ticket collectors, vendors selling food products, and coach attendants.
The Police department in Mumbai has set up several WhatsApp groups aimed at helping people to lodge complaint about for crime such as eve teasing. The Delhi and Kochi police also have WhatsApp helpline number to help people report about corruption in the police department.
With messaging apps such as WhatsApp becoming popular among users, it's heartening to see security agencies are also staying up to date with the latest trend.