Safer City Project prepares to launch SafetiPin App


The Safer City Pilot Project for Belmopan is preparing to launch its new SafetiPin Application, to help increase citizen security in the nation’s capital.

The Ministry of National Security spearheads the project, with funding from the Evidence-based Information Management on Citizen Security in Central America and the Dominican Republic (InfoSegura) Project.

Project Liaison Officer, Cuffa Ramirez, explained today Saturday that the project will launch the app on Monday August 1, at which time it will be free to download on the App Store and Google Play Store, for the residents of Belmopan. Ramirez explained that through the app’s global positioning system, when residents encounter something in their neighborhoods which can be viewed as unsafe, they will be able to pinpoint that location.

She said that with this type of information being reported, it can be passed on to the relevant authorities to have the issues addressed.

“The app is based on perceptions, and deals with a broad range of safety issues.” Ramirez said. “So if you see a dark street, or an over grown lot, or some hazardous infrastructure, you can pin that.”

The project will draw on the support of several stakeholders in the city of Belmopan, such as the Belmopan City Council, Belize Electricity Limited, Belize Water Services, and the Belmopan branch of the Belize Police Department. The success of the launch is expected to guide the project into phase two.......source...reporter


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