City police to launch mobile app for women's safety

The police will soon introduce a mobile-based application in the City to ensure safety of women and children. The initiative, which is similar to the one that already exists in Delhi, will become a reality in a month’s time. The facility would be expanded all over the State in the second phase.

At an interaction meeting organised by Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI) here on Tuesday, DG and IGP Om Prakash said. “We will soon introduce a mobile-based application that aims to ensure the safety of women and children. The app will be connected to the two nearest Hoysala vehicles and to the nearest police inspector. The immediate reception of the alert will help the police to reach the spot quickly and ensure prevention of victimisation of women and children. The app will be connected to the levels of DCP and control room after some time,” Om Prakash said.

He said the initiative has many advantages compared to the similar facility in Delhi. The initiative would become a reality in a month’s time in Bengaluru and the same would be expanded all over the State, he added.

The Home department is also planning to introduce another mobile-based application to help police in proper investigation. “We need to utilise technology in all aspects of policing. The proposed app would help investigating officer about the availability of digital data. The initiative will have certain tips to guide the investigation,” he said.

“Bengaluru Police are utilising technology very effectively. The FIR Kiosk facility at Mantri Square has received more than 550 complaints, so far. 10 more such FIR kiosks would be added soon,” Om Prakash said.

The State police chief further said that the Home department would try to ensure a higher rate of conviction and improvement in cyber crime investigations.

“The present government has given more attention to the Home department for various schemes compared to the previous governments. The process to create new posts, police stations and office facilities is on. The Home department has given top priority to prevent communal clashes, terror attacks and further improvement in community policing,” he said.

FKCCI president Tallam R Dwarakanath, vice-president K Ravi and a large number of industry leaders were present.

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