The Madurai district police have made their mobile application ‘Cops Eye’ accessible to the public. The police have also launched a desktop version of the application that enables it to be used by police personnel in all ranks.
The app which was first launched for officials in the rank of Station House Officers and above in March 2018 used the photographs taken by mobile phone’s camera to check with the data available in the centralised criminal analysing system and to see if the particular person had any criminal background.
The application, the database of which had records of those involved in 16 types of crime cases, was intended to be primarily help police personnel during vehicle checks.
According to a press release issued here on Friday, the new upgrade launched by Superintendent of Police N. Manivannan on Saturday last enables the public to take pictures of suspicious people and send them to police through WhatsApp to the following number: 94981-81206.
The staff at the police control room will perform facial recognition through ‘Cops Eye.’ If the suspect has a criminal record, requisite action would be taken.
Similarly, police personnel of all ranks can also take pictures and send them to the control room, where the personnel will use desktop version of ‘Cops Eye’ for facial recognition.
Since the launch of the upgraded facility, a total of 143 people had been verified through the application, the statement said.
The SP also announced that action would be taken against two-wheeler riders and pillion riders without helmets under the Motor Vehicles Act. He appealed to the public to cooperate and ensure the district was free from fatal accidents.