(4/5/2010) Bali's Chief of Police Sutisna has launched a new short messaging service (SMS) to help the public and the police work together for a safer Bali.
In announcing the new service, Chief Sutisna said the new 1120 SMS service represents a quick and efficient way for the public to communicate with the police.
Before putting the new service into place the police have conducted special training for the SMS operators who will receive reports from the public. A set of standard operating procedures have been put in place for the computerized system which will channel all reports to the nearest police station for action.
A total of 27 personnel at the police headquarters in Bali and various precinct stations across the island have been trained to handle the new system to receive reports and complaints from the public.
Many observers are now waiting for the Bali Police to set up a Twitter Account, copying the example of Jakarta where a traffic alert account operated by the police has more than 32,000 followers.
© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com. All images and graphics are copyright protected.
Taken from Bali Discovery.