Taiwan's police to release English app for foreigners

English version of existing Mandarin app to be available soon

(NPA photo)

(NPA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The murder of a Malaysian student in southwestern Taiwan has shocked the country and prompted the National Police Agency (NPA) to set up an English version of its app (警政服務APP), which includes emergency services.

On Wednesday (Nov. 4), the NPA held a press conference explaining how foreigners can use the app to safeguard themselves, per CNA. The NPA invited foreign students to the press conference to discuss the functions of the Mandarin app and give suggestions for the coming English version.

The app includes both text and video-based ways to report cases as well as a feature for follow-up inquiries.

NPA International Section Deputy Chief Lin Miao-ling (林妙齡) urged foreigners to take advantage of the app to ensure their safety and noted that the video function is particularly helpful to officers.

The English version will be available for download in the near future.

Updated : 2021-01-26 14:56 GMT+08:00