Staff Reporter

JNTU and Police Computer Services sign MoU to train police personnel in IT applications

`e-cops’ will show status of complaint, stage of disposal and its position in court

Criminal and crime database was being networked online for better access

KADAPA: Core teams of police officials and personnel have been formed in the district and at battalion-level to provide intensive training in order to make them computer-savvy and the teams would in turn impart computer training to all the personnel in the Police Department, Kadapa Superintendent Y. Nagi Reddy said on Thursday.

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad and the Police Computer Services (PCS) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to train police personnel in IT applications and in turn test new IT applications developed by JNTU students in police stations, he said after launching a three-day training for Core team on `operating high technology software’ at Madina Engineering College here.

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PCS was updating the police website and `e-cops’ being developed would enable a complainant to ascertain the status of his complaint, stage of disposal and its position in court, without going to police stations to know about it, Mr. Nagi Reddy said. Most circle inspectors and sub-inspectors in Kadapa district had purchased laptops on their own and incorporating case files and statistics etc., which helped in increase internal efficiency, the SP said.

A database of employees in Police Department was developed which would contain the service record of every departmental employee, the SP stated. `e-challan’ system wherein a challan for traffic violators would be sent to their residential address for payment and to the court, he said. Vehicle tracing system was developed to locate the ownership of a vehicle and its present whereabouts with a database of every vehicle recorded, he said and added that it would help in unidentified hit and run cases.

Criminal and crime database was being networked online for better access to their antecedents and cases on offenders for easy retrieval whenever necessary, Additional SP (Operations) A.S.C. Wesley said. Kadapa police officials owned a laptop each and curbing basic and specialised crime and social evils, he said. Fourteen-member core teams were chosen from each district and they were being imparted specialised computer training in an engineering college in every district, he said.Kadapa Police were working with the motto `with you, for you’ to serve people of the district, Mr. Wesley said. Data fed in police stations would be linked to Hyderabad. He called upon police officials and personnel to be ahead in the `mind game’ by using frontier technology in the era of Techtronic’s revolution, a combination of technology and electronics. Computer training was vital for the police, in charge Commandant of XI APSP Battalion V. Srinivasa Rao said.

Madina Engineering College principal E.L. Nagesh said the training modules were designed by JNTU and PCS, following an MoU signed by them. District Crime Records Bureau circle inspector Ramesh Kumar, circle inspector of Communications Hema Kumar, college vice-principal S. Saheb Basha and head of Department, CSC and coordinator of the training programme V. Srinivasulu also participated.