Vodacom and the South African Police Service(SAPS) have officially launched the MySAPS app – a platform which aims to streamline crime reporting.
In a statement issued today, Vodacom announced the official launch of the app.
“This will further strengthen the relationship between the police and communities – creating better policing for the future,” said Public Enterprises Managing Executive Rudi Matjokana.
The South African Police Services will launch the MySAPS mobile app today, a digital tool developed and enabled by Vodacom to support and improve national police efforts. #MySAPSApp #VodacomBusiness #MoreTogether pic.twitter.com/0UOkI6lrNO— Vodacom (@Vodacom) October 25, 2019
Download the #MySAPSApp now to help SA Police help citizens turn the tide against crime.— Vodacom (@Vodacom) October 25, 2019
This app further solidifies government's mandate on digital transformation and access to service delivery to all, enabled by Vodacom.#MoreTogether #VodacomBusiness pic.twitter.com/qFcuhNmpMj
SAPS National Commissioner General Khehla Sitole said MySAPS will give South Africans easier access to police services and information.
“Our end goal through the introduction of this app, is to create a safer society for all South Africans.”
Users of the MySAPS app will have access to several features, including:
- Provide Tip-offs – The ability to submit crime tip-offs anonymously through the app.
- Find police stations and facilities – The ability to locate the nearest police station or vulnerable services facilities.
- Emergency Alert – The ability to send emergency messages in case of danger.
The MySAPS app is available for smartphones from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store in South Africa.
Feature phones users can also use the USSD string *134*10111# to access the SAPS Crime Tip Off line.