Public to shoot traffic offenders soon

Public to shoot traffic offenders soon

Public to shoot traffic offenders soon

Technology can be an effective alternative to the staff crunch within the police department, said Police Commissioner M A Saleem, here on Monday.

Speaking on his plans to launch ‘Public Eye’, along the lines of Bangalore Traffic Police, he said that it was an initiative project where citizens can capture instances of traffic violations or chain snatching incidents on their phones and upload it on the Facebook page of Mysore police.

He was speaking after the launch of renovated website of Mysore city police and Facebook page at his office premises by retired ADGP Kempaiah.

In Bangalore, there are more than one lakh followers in Facebook for Bangalore Traffic Police page, who routinely contributed images regarding traffic violations. “The number of followers for the Mysore City Police page in Facebook will depend on how we respond to the posts of citizens,” he said.

Responses to all posts by citizens will be given by a dedicated team of officials immediately, he said.

In the next stages of implementation of Public Eye, people will be allowed to lodge other complaints in social media, during which they will be issued a docket number. In serious offences, the telephone number of the investigating officer will also be given to the complainant.

Automation

Elaborating further on how technology has assisted city police, he said following the launch of automation system for registering traffic violations, police have already lodged 6,000 complaints in a short period, despite the staff crunch. Of the complaints lodged, fines have been collected for 1,600 offences already, he said.

Speaking about the new website, Saleem said that information regarding RTI and Sakala applications regarding the police department will be available online on the website (www.mysorecitypolice.org).

One can also lodge complaints on the website. The complaints will then be forwarded to concerned police stations and a copy of it will be forwarded to the Commissioner.
ADGP Kempaiah said that the measures will help ‘effective supervision’ by the police, who play a role of ‘social doctors’.

Kannada website

Mysore City Police website which operated exclusively in English, during its launch, will soon start operating in Kannada in a few days. The Kannada website is being created to appeal to a larger audience in the city.

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