London model police control room in B'luru soon: Home minister

New system to reduce response time to 15 mins

Home Minister Dr G Parameshwara has said that the communication and surveillance system in the Police department will be upgraded with latest technology and a Police Control Room, on London model, will soon be established in Bengaluru.

Parmeshwara told reporters at a private hotel in the city on Friday that he and a team of police officials attended an exhibition on technology for police department in London recently.

“The Home department has decided to strengthen the police department with the latest technologies. State government has alloted Rs 50 crore to establish a London model police control room with the latest communication technology in Bengaluru. The control room will be functional within a month,” he said.

“The control room would help establish communication in three phases, which will facilitate police personnel to reach the crime spot within a few minutes after receiving information. The information will also be circulated within 15 seconds and police can reach the crime scene before 15 minutes. In the control rooms, technicians will work instead of police personnel,” he said.

Parameshwara said that the new system would be established at all commissionerates in future. “The Karnataka police are a little ahead in detecting cyber crime in the country. Cyber crime is a challenge all over the world as culprits operate from different parts of the world,” he said.

Police action justified

In response to a query on the police action on Popular Front of India activists Mangaluru recently, Parameshwara said that the police resorted to mild caning as the protesters tried to lay siege to the Police Commissioner’s office. “The Police department and the government are capable of checking communal issues in the region,” he said.

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