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Technology gives Hyderabad City Police the edge

Published: 20th Oct 2021 12:48 am

Hyderabad: The increasing use of technology in day to day policing is one factor that has kept the Hyderabad City Police stay ahead of its counterparts. A look at the adoption of various technological applications, for crime detection and prevention and also to deliver services to the public, shows that the City Police is moving forward in leveraging web-based and state of art mobile technologies as tools in improving the operational efficiency of the force.

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One major step was bringing in facilities that cut down on the need of the public to visit police stations. Mee-Seva services offered by the police to facilitate citizens obtaining missing documents or lost certificates in a hassle-free manner was one. From January 2018 till October 19 this year, a total of 2,27,319 applications were received, out of which 2,26,969 were addressed, officials said, adding that apart from this, the police was also following the standards set by the State government for the ease of doing business.

This saw the police enable the following services online: Cinematography licence for screening; Licence for sale of crackers; No Objection Certificate for setting up of explosive manufacturing units, storage and sale; No Objection Certificate for setting up petroleum, Diesel and Naphtha Manufacturing, Storage, sale and transport; and Resolution of Grievances. Apps like Hawk-Eye and Lost Report too played a crucial role in this aspect.

The implementation of a unique app, TSCOP in April, 2016, for internal use saw the Hyderabad City Police empowering police officers by enabling real-time, two-way access to information of better quality and in multiple formats. If that was internal, Job Connect was something that helped the cops connect with the youth. A unique process that helps unemployed youth to explore the job market and offer their skill sets, with the police facilitating interviews without intervention of intermediaries, saw 1,37,286 candidates registering with the police since 2017. After 46 Job Connect Drives, 11,456 youngsters have got placements, officials said.

The City Police, which also adopted crime and accident mapping based on geo-locations, mapped 11,352 crimes and 10,059 from 2018 to September this year. On the other hand, the Community CCTV project saw Hyderabad becoming one of the cities with maximum CCTV surveillance across the world. Footage from Community CCTV is playing a prominent role in the detection of major crimes. As of now, there are 10,237 community CCTV cameras and 3,96,003 ‘Nenu Saitham’ cameras.

Usage of the Russian automated fingerprint identification system, Papillon, with 258 Mobile Security Check Devices also saw 1,013 ex-convicts being traced during 19,303 checks so far.

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