City police all set to launch mobile control rooms

City Police Commissioner Seemanth Kumar Singh interacting with the media perons at Press Club on Tuesday. Deputy Commissioners of Police K Ramesh, M Muthuraya  and DKDWJA  President Harsha look  on. DH Photo

The City Police is all set to introduce Police Control Room (PCR) vehicles to respond to the complaints immediately. City Police Commissioner Seemanth Kumar Singh said that a total of 10 Tavera vehicles have already been purchased and it will be placed at selected locations soon.

Speaking with the media persons at an interaction programme organised by the Dakshina Kannada District Working Journalists Association (DKDWJA) at the Pathrika Bhavan here on Tuesday, Singh said that all the 14 law and order police stations in the City will have one PCR vehicle each. “Vehicles will be equipped with medical facilities, arms, Global Positioning System (GPS) and other technologies. Each vehicle will have atleast 3-4 trained cops. The control room will alert the nearest PCR vehicle when a call was received so that police can respond to complaints immediately,” Singh explained. In addition, he said, 30 motor bikes have been bought for the cops to monitor the national highways and cities.

Singh said that the police beat system will be made web-based, where all details regarding the cops on duty including their contact numbers will be uploaded to the website.

People can log on to the website to find out the details of the cops on beat in their respective areas, Singh said adding that police assistance booths will be set up at identified spots, which are sensitive and crowded.

Advanced technology

An interrogation room with all advanced technology will be set up at the Mangalore North (Bunder) police station, Singh said adding that “the interrogation room will have facilities to record all the process so that there will be no scope for human rights violation.”

Singh said that the Police Youth Clubs, which were started by the Superintendent of Police Dr A S Rao are functioning effectively in all the police station jurisdictions. More cultural and sports activities will be taken up through the clubs in the days to come, he added.

Surveillance cameras

An advanced traffic control system will be introduced in the City in two phases. The office of the Director General of Police will release Rs 70 lakh and the City Commissionerate will spend another Rs 70 lakh to initiate the new system which is aimed at making the traffic movement smooth, Singh said.

“A total of 30 PTZ cameras, which have 360 degree scanning capacity, will be placed at different locations in the City. The cameras will also be helpful in maintaining law and order in the City. Such cameras can be installed inside shopping malls and other commercial establishments if the proprietors are willing to bear the cost of it. However, the footage will be stored directly to the server of the police,” he explained.

Singh said that the number of non-fatal accidents have come down drastically in 2010 compared to previous years.

In 2008, the number of non-fatal accidents was 1,064, in 2009, it was 1,037 and in 2010, the number has come down to 929, he explained. However, he said, the number of fatal accidents, which was only 129 in 2008, has increased to 167 in 2010.

Deputy Commissioners of Police K Ramesh, M Muthuraya, DKDWJA President Harsha and General Secretary Guruvappa Balepuni were present.

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