Staff Reporter

It will be a kiosk with touch-screen facility for providing all information to the people.

KOCHI: The City Police will soon start a virtual police station as part of its community policing initiative, which is believed to be the first of its kind in the country.

The virtual police station will come up at the areas under Palarivattom and Kadavanthra Police station limits, where Janamaitri Suraksha Paddhati, the community policing initiative is being implemented.

The virtual police station will be a kiosk featuring a machine with touch-screen facility for providing all information needed by the public. “Along with this, there will be a facility to talk directly to the Station House Officer at the police station to which the kiosk is attached,” said Manoj Abraham, City Police Commissioner.

Webcam facility

The kiosk will have a webcam so that the complainant can see the officer to whom he is speaking to.

Along with this, the kiosk will have facilities to lodge complaints through email or fax.

The touch-screen of the kiosk will have the home page of the website of City Police.

The facility is to become operational by this month-end. The City Police are taking extra efforts to bring in more public participation.

As part of this, burglar alarms will be distributed to residence associations coming under the Ernakulam Town North Circle.

Each alarm costs around Rs.1,800 and we have been asking the residence associations to buy that.

A meeting of representatives of residents associations in the circle is being held on Thursday, said D.S. Suneesh Babu, Circle Inspector, Ernakulam North.

Medical camps are also being planned in all residence associations coming under the Ernakulam Town North Circle.

The plan is to organise blood and eye donation camps along with the medical camp and also to distribute medicine using the medical bank of the Indian Medical Association, said Mr. Suneesh Babu.

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