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'Tech can help overcome staff crunch in police dept'

Bangalore, june 30, 2013, DHNS :
Raghavendra Auradkar takes charge as City Police Commissioner from his predecessor  B G Jyothiprakash Mirji (right) in Bangalore on Sunday. dh photo

Raghavendra Auradkar, the new City police commissioner, said on Sunday that effective use of technology was the only answer to effective policing in the City, given the staff crunch.

He was speaking to reporters after taking charge from B G Jyothiprakash Mirji. The officer had served as the commissioner for a brief period during the May 5 elections to the Assembly. The commissioner said one of his priorities was to streamline traffic in the City.
He said there was manpower shortage in the traffic department and this made detection of traffic crimes difficult.

Auradkar said technology could come in handy in this regard. The commissioner said he would discuss his ideas with the new additional commissioner (traffic).

The commissioner said that he would strive to make the city safer for women and weaker sections.

He said he favoured decentralisation of policing, besides strengthening community policing. Auradkar, a 1987 batch IPS officer, said though the City had seven police divisions, each headed by a Deputy Commissioner of Police of SP rank, these divisions were not given powers like those of any police district in the State.

He said he would devolve these powers to all the police divisions in the City. He said he would provide a crime records division to all the divisions and depute additional staff at the DCP offices in these divisions.

Auradkar said he would extend the community policing initiative, launched recently on a pilot basis, across the City.

Mirji told reporters that he was content about his two-year tenure as the commissioner. There was not a single incident of communal violence or law and order problem, he said. He thanked his team of officers and the people of the City for supporting him. Mirji said he was due to retire in November this year and hence, had no heartburn over the transfer. He said he was a content man, serving the department for 37 years.

More transfers on the anvil


Home Minister K J George told reporters that the government would transfer officers of the rank of Superintendent and below in a couple of days. He said there would be a rehaul of the department for better policing in the State.

He said the Home department would soon submit a set of guidelines for all universities on the security measures they should take, in the light of the recent sexual assault on a medical student in Manipal. The Higher Education department would consider the guidelines and recommend them to all educational institutions, he said.


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