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The police on WhatsApp
Did you already know? You can now also receive quick information on events in your region via WhatsApp channels. Is your authority there too?

Where should I expect traffic obstructions and when? Where have burglars been on the loose in my region and where should I keep my eyes open? The police from your region will inform you about this and more quickly and on a daily basis in their regional WhatsApp channel.

The WhatsApp channels of the NRW police authorities in alphabetical order:

Data protection information on WhatsApp channels

WhatsApp is an instant messaging service. The mobile messenger can be used as an app on Android and iOS devices, among others. As a user of the "WhatsApp" app, you have the option of searching for channels and subscribing to them. By clicking on "Subscribe", you become a subscriber to the public police channel. As a subscriber, you will not be visible or recognizable to others. Channel administrators cannot see your full telephone number. They can only see your profile name and, depending on your chosen privacy settings, possibly your profile picture.

In this context, please also note the data usage guidelines at www.whatsapp.com/legal/channels-privacy-policy-eea?lang=en_DE

What WhatsApp learns:

Channels are public, so WhatsApp collects channel status messages as well as information such as reactions and language choices about the subscribers of the respective channel.

WhatsApp is a product of the Meta group of companies.

You can find out more about the use and sharing of personal information within the Meta companies here: faq.whatsapp.com/481188387305001/?helpref=hc_fnav

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In urgent cases: Police emergency number 110