Guernsey police using three words to find someone's exact location

The app divides the world into 3x3 metre squares and gives each on a unique three word address. Credit: What3Words

Three simple words will be able to help police in Guernsey find someone's exact location.

The 'What 3 Words' app divides the world into 3x3 metre squares and gives each one a unique three-word address.

  • connects.stereos.duck would take you close to our Guernsey office

Guernsey’s police force hope it will help them get to locations fast. 

The application has already been used to help find a man who felt suicidal on the cliffs, but did not know where he was. They later discovered he was in Jersey, where the police where able to help.

The emergency services were also able to attend to a fire at Beaucette Marina. 

We’re extremely proud and humbled to see what3words being used successfully in control rooms up and down, and every what3words rescue that we hear about touches our team personally.

Chris Sheldrick, What3Words CEO