Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Police IT: tool for a future ready Police Force

BANGALORE: The state is all set to get a dedicated IT training school for its police force. The All India Police IT Training School will train them in IT-related applications to handle computerization process in the force.

Launching three software modules of
`Police IT' here on Tuesday, home minister V S Acharya said: "In February, the Prime Minister and the Union home minister appreciated the progress in Karnataka's police IT programme. During this discussion, we proposed setting up of Police IT Training School in Bangalore.
They asked us to send a proposal and we did it. We will provide land for the project and the Centre will fund the scheme," he said.

"Though Karnataka was the first to start computerization of police force, other states were ahead of us. Now, after the completion of three modules, we have made a comeback," DG and IGP Ajai Kumar Singh said.

"The Centre has accepted Karnataka as one of the leading states in implementing Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) project, which aims to connect 14,000 police stations and 6,000 police officers across the country and also development of core application software, which can be customized by respective states. Now, we have been permitted to implement our own software -- Police IT," he said.

Currently, the software modules are being used by crime, law and order, and traffic sections. On Tuesday, modules for wireless, transport and armed reserve sections was launched, said IGP (crime and technical services) Sanjay Sahay, during his presentation on the website.

"Some of the requirements for installing the software are in place, which includes -- data centre, wide area network, anti-virus, asset management, trained manpower and help desk. More than 100 sessions have been conducted to train 4,000 personnel and 14,000 more need to be trained," he said.

What is Police IT? It is a programme to computerize the police department. There are 12 modules, which will be used for day-to-day policing and by 2010, the entire administration will be computerized

The modules include - crime, law and order, traffic, administration, finance, stores, armed reserve, motor transport, training, wireless, forensic science laboratory and executive information system

IT giant Wipro is assisting the department in developing the software and training the personnel. Plan to computerize the force was conceptualized in 1994, but the process was initiated by ADGPs ST Ramesh and Kucchanna Srinivas in 2004.
(Report: TOI, Photo:Daijiworld)

1 comment:

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Dear Sir,

I spent couple of hours in Bangalore's Peenya police station, meeting my friend who is an SI there. I got a chance to understand the life at police station...

As I noticed, police forces are servery understaffed, they are burdened with huge amount of paperwork and are often forced to work all day with minimal rest. My experience account is published here:

Please see if something can be done
Shrinidhi Hande