HawkEye is an app by Telangana police to empower common man to become Citizen Police for better governance. This citizen friendly mobile app lets you be in touch with Police always!
You can also report violations using WhatsApp – click here to read about it.
The app has several features in addition to women’s safety while on travel and SOS button for accessing help in Emergencies. It encourages and facilitates the Citizen Police to report:
- Traffic violations
- Happening Crimes, Criminal information
- Crime against woman
- Violations by Police
- Suggestions for Improved policing
- Report Good Work done by Police
- Register details of Servant/Worker/Tenant with Police
- Enrolment for Community Policing
- Access to all Contact Numbers of Telangana State Police at one place.
- Status Report on Information furnished.
Download and Sign Up
The HawkEye app is available for android as well as iOS users.
Here are a few screenshots from an android device showing the sign up process. It should be very similar on the iPhones too.
Existing users can directly sign in. These screenshots are taking while signing up for a new account. There are options to sign in with Facebook or TAPP as well.
The app needs basic details like the name, email address, phone number and a password to sign up.
A few prompts for permissions to use phone or camera will pop up. To upload photos, record video or make calls, you should “allow” the actions.
You then choose the commissionerate. In addition to the expected Hyderabad/ Cyberabad, there are few others listed.
Reporting Violations using HawkEye
This is the HawkEye home screen once the sign up and login activities are complete. You can see 11 options available on this screen. The first option to “report a violation” is used in the screenshots that follow to peek into the menu items.
You can see the photo, video and gallery provisions on the top. In my experience, the app crashed when I tried the photo or video options (to take pictures or video from within the app). However, the third option to upload images from the gallery worked fine. You can upload up to 5 images per report as proof of violation.
There are multiple categories listed in the first menu. Choose the appropriate one to reach the right team. We chose the “Traffic Violations” here to take a look at the sub-menu.
These are all the options availabe for you to choose and report. The list is long and therefore is displayed in two screenshots.
You now have the easiest and convenient means to play your role as Citizen Police to ensure safety, security and good governance for our society. After all, it’s everyone’s responsibility!
Have you reported any violations through the app? How was your experience?