City cops switch over to IT in 2011

City cops switch over to IT in 2011

=As part of a State-wide initiative, the cops here are honing their skills on computers under the banner of Police Information Technology (Police- IT) programme. A brain child of DG and IG of Police Dr Ajai Kumar Singh, it is expected to be launched in a fortnight.
The programme has been devised in such a way that, it eases the burden on police working in the positions of Investigation Officers (IO) Assistants, Station House Officers (SHO) and up to the rank of Assistant Commissioners, in their routine work.

For example, if a First Information Report (FIR) is filed in a case, the data would be loaded into the computers equipped with software that enables the functioning of Police-IT. The unit officers- Police Commissioner in the case of city, Superintendent of Police for district/s and IGP for range/s can have a glimpse of the case at their offices, at the click of the mouse. They will be provided with required login and password.

As is the system now, cops carry the required files to their higher ups in case of any necessity. It would be a passé, once the programme comes into effect, also checking men utilisation. Sometimes, the cops, though deployed at a point, had to be summoned and briefed about the nature of case in the file to him / her before reaching to the top cops. Be it deputation of men, again IT serves as an added advantage. Most importantly, the police headquarters in Bangalore can also keep a tab on all the cases, at the mouse click. This apart, other districts police can have a look into the cases, if there is any similarity in the cases they are dealing with.

Already, all the police stations have been computerised and the cases are being loaded into the systems. As and when the officers required the particulars of the case, the print outs are being forwarded to them by hand.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime and traffic) P Rajendra Prasad told Deccan Herald, already 125 men (45 in first batch, 40 in another two batches) have undergone 10 days training each in theory and practical, at the centre opened for the purpose atop VV Puram Traffic Police Station in V V Mohalla.

The morning session is theoretical from 10 am to 1.30 pm, and afternoon session from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm practical. Training is being conducted on three modules- Crime, Traffic and Law and order. The fourth and final batch would be trained shortly, as the cops were busy on poll duty, the officer added.

It is indeed a gift to the people again, who can rely upon this new system, which helps them know the status of their cases too.

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