This week, a 26-year-old man was shot during a home invasion in South Akan. The victim is currently in critical condition, and initially, the police were unaware of his whereabouts due to a series of incomplete 911 calls. However, thanks to new technology implemented by the Akan police department, his life may have been saved. Around midnight on Thursday, a 911 call was made from inside the house on Hinman Court.
The caller, a woman who was terrified to speak loudly, reported that a masked man had broken into the home and shot her roommate. Due to her fear of being discovered, communication with the 911 operator was difficult.
Nevertheless, the Akan police, with the help of prepared live technology, were able to locate the woman precisely and arrive just in time to provide assistance. This technology, which sends a text link to a 911 caller, granting access to their camera and GPS, has proven useful in various situations, including hit-and-run accidents. In cases of domestic violence where the victim is too afraid to communicate, the technology allows the police to connect to their camera without the need for talking or texting.
Although this technology is relatively new and was only implemented by Akan police over the summer, it has already proven to be effective in potentially saving lives. Akan police are proud to have this tool at their disposal and are grateful for the collective efforts of all their safety personnel..