Telangana Police Stations Gets Social Media Accounts: The police stations in Telangana region are getting a social media accounts starting next year to communicate with people about their problems and communicate directly. Director General of Police M. Mahender Reddy said they will use technology and undertake people-friendly initiatives in mission mode to achieve the objective of safer Telangana.
The state has about 800 police stations. The DGP said the technology initiatives undertaken in Hyderabad in recent years would be extended to all the districts and all the units of the police force. All police stations will also have reception desk and grievance redressal and petition management system. People’s feedback will be taken through third party call centre and based on this, every police station will be given citizen satisfaction rating.
Telangana Police Stations Gets Social Media Accounts from Next Year:
As per the plan, the community CCTV project will be extended to all urban centres and a social media lab would be set up in all the districts based on a feasibility study. At present, preventive action is initiated to ensure law and order in Hyderabad by monitoring social media, Reddy said. According to the DGP, a mini command and control centre would be set up in each of the district police headquarters and commissionerates.
He announced that 2018 will be the year of technology and citizen-friendly initiatives. He released the annual plan for the year, highlighting the proposed initiatives to achieve eight goals – improving service delivery, combat existing and emerging crimes, organisation building and transformation, workforce management, adoption to technology, partnership with community and domain experts, road safety and traffic management and making cities safer.
“Overall percentage increase in crime is about 12.5 per cent (in the last one year). Murder for gain, murder, counterfeit currency, criminal breach of trust, such cases have come down. But, crime increased in other heads. Number of crimes reported is not the barometer for the safety and security. It is about the control on the organised crime and criminal gangs, those who impact on the public safety and security,” Reddy said.
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