AlertCops is a fantastic app available on both Android and Apple phones, which allows you to report a crime or accident without making a call. It’s available in various languages (Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Basque) so ideal for non-Spanish speakers.
Operated by the National Police, Guardia Civil and the Ministry of the Interior, you can use AlertCops to report any type of crime, e.g. robberies, assaults, fights, sexual assaults, acts of gender violence, hate crimes, home occupations, animal abuse, missing citizens, bullying or vandalism.
You can upload photos and audio (which could be used later in court), and the app even has GPS to help locate people in distress plus an SOS button to call for immediate assistance.
There are three levels of protection (high, medium or low) and you can activate different functions at each level.
Download the app using these links:
The sign-up process is simple to follow and allows you to choose the level of assistance you need plus there’s functionality for the hard of hearing.
The geolocation service is great for people who may live in areas in the `campo´with no street names, but it’s worth noting that misuse of the App is dealt with severely by law enforcement.
The information in this article was current on the date published.
Article last reviewed/updated 05.08.2022