e-way to reach top cop gets smarter

Police website, Facebook page redesigned to enable public interact with men in khaki
Last Updated 21 October 2013, 08:54 IST

Henceforth, you can directly lodge a complaint with the police commissioner at the click of a mouse.

Thinking how? Keeping pace with changing technology, the existing police website has been converted into an interactive platform.

Police Commissioner M A Saleem, the brain behind the new initiative, told Deccan Herald, the existing website, www.mysorecitypolice.org, has been redesigned (concept wise) to interact with the public online. 

A two-member dedicated team of police constables, well-versed in both Kannada and English languages, have been specially trained for the task in Bangalore.

 Actually, a similar exercise that met with success in the State’s capital inspired the Mysore police to take up the exercise, said Saleem, who was part of the tech team there.

Working of technical team

The technical team will work from morning till evening, but will keep a tab on frequently asked questions (FAQs) on priority basis.

Even the existing portal had a facility to post complaints online, but, it was linked to the officer (email-ID) assigned with the job. Now, it will be passe.

Facebook too

That apart, the website will be linked to the Facebook page, again re-designed to accommodate both law and order and traffic queries. 

The then DCP (crime and traffic) P Rajendra Prasad, now Superintendent of Police of neighbouring Chamarajanagar district, had launched a Facebook page exclusively for traffic. 

‘Voicing’ complaints

Taking cognisance of bringing all under one roof, the commissioner thought of enabling people with complaints pertaining to law and order in the city too, make their voice heard through their postings on the social networking site.

Incidentally, both the facilities will be re-launched by Kemapaiah, a retired additional director general of police, Bangalore and former commissioner of police, who is credited of bringing sea changes in policing, especially new station buildings. 

The website and the Facebook page will be re-launched at a simple ceremony organised at the conference hall of police commissioner’s office on October 21 at 11 am.

(Published 21 October 2013, 08:51 IST)

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