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 Ukrainians to report offenses via special mobile app "Eyewitness." PHOTOS

With this application, every citizen will be able to take a picture of an offense with their mobile device and instantly send it to police, adding a brief description of the incident.

Representatives of the National Police of Ukraine (NPU) and a British software company met to discuss the possibility of using Eyewitness mobile application in NPU's daily work, Censor.NET informs referring to authority press service.

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The participants discussed application's statistical data within the UK as well as its advantages, opportunities, prospects for development, and legal aspect of using inside Ukraine.

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In addition, the experts analyzed the situation around messages from citizens about offenses committed in the UK. The analysis shows the vast majority of witnesses do not provide law enforcement authorities with information about the known offenses. The main reason here is that they do not know how and what authority they should contact.

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During the meeting, Mat Kolborn, CEO, demonstrated the work of the application, its interface, and spoke about the witness protection mechanism used in Eyewitness.

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Using the application, a citizen who reported an offense, if desired, can remain anonymous even during the contact with law enforcement officials.

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The experts noted that although the information obtained via this app can not serve as evidence in court, it can be used for a rapid response by patrol police as well as an argument in "your word against mine" situation at the scene.

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Software company representatives said were pleased to cooperate with the NPU and ready to offer the Kyiv police a free trial period.
 
 
 
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