Every cop should become computer literate: Minister

Every cop should become computer literate: Minister

Every cop should become computer literate: Minister

The City is known for the use of technology, so the police should also be tech savvy and everyone in the department should be able to operate computers, said Home Minister Parameshwara on Saturday.

The minister was speaking after inaugurating three new police stations in the City. The stations are at Sanjay Nagar, Gangammanagudi and Jnanabharathi. The minister also opened a police quarters in Subramanyapura.

Speaking to reporters after the inauguration, he said, “Bengaluru is the most popular City in the world and it is well known for software companies. To suit the modern City, the government has helped in building modern police stations. Most of the old police stations have been taken on rent or lease. So, we are constructing new police stations on government land.”

After inaugurating the residential quarters at Subramanyapura, he said that when he took over as minister, he visited several police quarters and found that the residents did not have proper basic amenities.

“The department works round the clock and we should help them by providing good houses with all requirements. The department has received over 1,000 applications for 40 houses. After seeing the demand, we will discuss with the government and construct 11,000 more houses in the State. Out of these, around 3,000 houses will be constructed in and around the City,” the minister said.

The minister said policemen should adopt themselves to the changing times and develop a friendly approach when interacting with the public. The police should make an individual feel free when he visits a station.

The minister lauded the efforts of the City police stating that there is a slight reduction in crime. He said, “Chain-snatching incidents have dropped, as the police put in huge efforts to nab the snatchers. The department is looking at restructuring a few jurisdictions.

Some stations record high number of crimes and the jurisdiction of such police stations will restructured to help the police control the crime. Every station should maintain database of fingerprints of the offenders. This will help solve crimes faster,” he said.

When asked about the odd-even plan for traffic being tried in Delhi, he said, “It looks like it was a success in Delhi. We will discuss with transport officials and learn more about the plan. We will see if it can be implemented here. But certainly, this will help decongest traffic.”