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Traffic tip line implemented to tackle congestion

Published:Friday | September 7, 2018 | 12:33 PM
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As the police continue to work with stakeholders to ease the rush hour commute amid the several road improvement projects currently underway across the Corporate Area, Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson has announced an added measure.

Anderson has implemented a traffic tip line that commuters can use to request the assistance of the police in a particular area.

The number is 876-591-5671.

In announcing the move, Major General Anderson said, “This is part of embracing modern technology to create a more responsive police service that is aware of the needs of the public it serves.”

He said members of the public can use the tip line to send messages, pictures and videos via Whatsapp to give updates about the traffic situation as they go about their daily commute.

Commuters can also to call the telephone number and give information.

Additionally, Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen, head of the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch explained, “The information is then collated at PSTEB headquarters where it is used to guide deployment decisions; it’s all about managing resources so that police officers can move to locations as the need arises. We want to make an even bigger impact in people’s lives,” he said.

SSP Allen urged the public to use the tip line only for its intended use.

“The 119 emergency number remains the outlet for emergency situations and 311 for Crime Stop also remains active. Use the number only for its designated purpose,” he said.

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