Do you know what is Police feature? If No, then it is the right place for you to get information about this feature.
Police is an add-on feature that provides security to drivers during a traffic stop. It is created by one savvy user named Petersen.
He said, ” it was created to keep everyone safe and honest”.
He further adds to it that
“I have noticed in reading news articles and seeing reports on TV that in many cases you end up with police saying one thing happened and the citizen being pulled over saying another,”.
Petersen continued “And how do you determine truth? Sometimes the police have body cams, sometimes not, and even when they do it’s not always released in a timely manner.”
What’s the shortcut of Police?
It activated with “Hey Siri! I am getting pulled Over”. Then when Siri found a traffic stop, the program stops any music played in the vehicle, turn down screen brightness, and sets the phone mode at DO NOT Disturb mode. To tell what’s happening here Siri sends a message to the designated emergency contact.
The front camera turns On itself to record video of that moment.
“When dealing with being pulled over and interacting with law enforcement, you want as little distraction as possible, and that includes music, bright screens, and notifications coming in,” Petersen said.
“You want to be focused on the encounter at hand. Don’t want any unnecessary distraction to yourself or law enforcement personnel.” he further continued.
Once the user stops recording then a copy of a video sent to a specific person automatically.
Then brightness becomes normal. Do Not Disturb sets to normal mode.
This feature comes at that time when police scrutiny is a hot topic after the death of George Floyd in police custody.
This feature is somehow related to an Android app called “ACLU Blue”. It sends video to the public forum that recorded law enforcement.
And also like Google play store app like “I’m Getting Arrested!”.
But Peterson proud of creating this app and also said that “My only goal with the Police shortcut is trying to help people stay safe … and honest,”
He further said. “99.999 percent of the time you’ll never need it, but if you end up in a situation where it ended up being a good idea, you’ll be thankful you did.”