Dial A Cop- Kerala police is a ‘Communication’ category application on the Google Play Store offered by Kerala police at free of cost. Having a small size of 3.3MB, the application content is rated for ages above 3. The latest version of the app is 5.0.1 and is last updated on May 24, 2018. It functions on devices having Android version 4.0.3 or above. It has no annoying in-app purchases and ads which gives it a good rating of 4.7/5 stars. More than 10,000 users have installed the app so far.
Dial A Cop is one of the projects that has been developed in-house by the Software development team of Kerala police with the primary aim of helping users for the quick reach of their nearby police station or officer. The app is perfect to resolve issues under an emergency situation.
This wonderful initiative by Kerala Police has the following five options- Search All, Favourite, Emergency, View All, Usage.
In Search All, you can search contact number of police station by simply typing the location of the station. Then, you will get mobile number, land line number, VPN and even e-mail address of the concerned SI. Google map placed on the top will find you the best route to the police station. There is a share icon by which you can send the searched contact details to your friends through whatsapp. Further, you can add these details to Favourite icon for future reference.
Favourite option serves you with the list of added favourites at a glance. This will help you find your required number without searching again.
In Emergency, you can find list of contact numbers which are needed when you face an emergency situation. These include Women helpline, Child line, Railway alert, Crime stopper, etc.
With the option of View All, you can easily search with categoriser. For instance, if you search Kochi range, you can access the details of the police officers there.Dial A Cop is a Best Android App in Kerala to Connect Kerala Police
Usage helps you to learn how to use this app.
Pros of the application
- Best app to face an emergency
- Able to connect to a police officer within a finger touch
- Can work even without internet
- Enables you to find best route to nearest police station
- Easy to get contact number of nearby police station
- Can share contact details through whatsapp
Cons of the application
- Sometimes, the app draw over other apps
- May prevent device from sleeping causing battery power
- Can find a particular police officer’s number of Kerala police
- The new version of Dial a Cop give push notification to the public (Traffic Alert, Missing persons, Most Wanted Persons, etc.)
Thus, Dial A Cop can be considered as one of the major initiatives by Kerala police for ensuring their service at the best possible way.