Dating apps “must take more responsibility” for protecting their users’ safety online, the National Police Chiefs’ Council recalled. Police lead for LGBT issues, Chief Constable jane Sawyers, says apps should come with mandatory safety message for users. Speaking to the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show, Ms Sawyers said apps “could do more to prevent crimes happening in the first place”. Messages such as “Get to know the person, not the profile” are being suggested in a bid to cut the numbers of dating app related crimes, and warn users to the number of fake profile online. The police chief also admitted there’s a stigma around reporting crimes committed as a result of dating apps. There shouldn’t be any concerns about gay people reporting things to police… we’re not there to judge, what we’re interested in is justice for the individual”, she said.