Existing law and order situation, crime control measures, traffic regulation, and steps initiated to check road accidents in the Vijayawada Police Commissionerate limits were some of the issues that came up for discussion at the crime review meeting held in the Police Commissioner’s office on Friday.
In view of the re-opening of colleges, the officials discussed steps proposed to be taken to curb eve-teasing at bus stands and near colleges and women’s hostels.
Officials of various departments working to maintain law and order in the Vijayawada Police Commissionerate limits attended the meeting.
They said responding to notices served by the Women and Child Welfare department to private women hostels operating without proper licence, many of these hostels had applied for recognition.
A team of officials from Women and Child Welfare department, the Revenue and Police departments would visit these hostels to assess the living conditions and security measures before granting permission, they added.
The role of ‘SPI Mobile’ vehicle pressed into service to nab criminals identified through their ‘iris’ captured in cameras came in for praise. A permanent logo had been given to this patrolling vehicle which has helped in identification of 32 persons with criminal background, out of nearly 1,566 suspects whose records were verified in May.
Bringing into focus the road accidents taking place on national highways, the officials of the departments concerned decided to analyse the causes and the common points where these accidents were taking place and do the needful to curb them.
Special attention must be given to senior citizens, it was felt and officials were also in favour of emergency phone numbers which could be given to the senior citizens for possible assistance at the time of emergency.
Claiming success to a great extent in curbing summer-related crimes, the officials said efforts were also on to bring down the number of ‘attention diversion’ tactics of anti-social elements on the prowl around banks and ATM centres. Cash rewards were given to 23 department personnel who displayed outstanding courage and commitment in discharging their duty.