Telangana cops can now recognize an offender real-time

Telangana cops can now recognize an offender real-time

The Telangana Police is now equipped with a powerful facial recognition system integrated with TSCOP app, which will aid the Investigation Officers in the prevention of crime and Identification of criminals and suspects across the state in real time at lightning speed.

This tool allows all the Investigation Officers to identify potential offenders by comparing person’s face (live) with lakhs of digital photographs that are stored in CCTNS central database containing offenders, wanted persons, missing persons and also photographs of arrested offenders published in the Media.

The central database of photographs will be updated regularly through CCTNS, implemented in all the Police Stations across the state. When the person’s face or a Photograph is fed into the system, then the face or photograph will be compared with the central database containing lakhs of photographs, the matches of photographs will be ranked in descending order in a few seconds.

The Investigation Officers then carry out a manual comparison of matched photographs and proceed for further confirmation using other information and appropriate action will be initiated thereafter. The photographs of persons that do not match with the central database will automatically be discarded and will not be stored anywhere in the system.

The Telangana Police is the first State in the country to leverage the power of Facial Recognition Technologies in prevention and detection of crimes in real time. TSCOP is a comprehensive mobile app and will facilitate easy access to critical information anytime and anywhere to police personnel via their smartphones and tablets, especially while on-field duties. It was designed by integrating 54 different services.