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Coming: Crime & criminal tracking network system

Coming: Crime & criminal tracking network system

In a step towards realising scientific investigation of crimes, the State Government has initiated action for creating a modern crime and criminal tracking network system in the State.

It will provide a comprehensive and integrated system for enhancing efficiency of policing. All the 580 police stations and district and State police headquarters will be connected with a nationwide network through a specialised software.

In total 748 locations will be connected out of which 213 will be connected though VSAT, 216 through BSNL exchange and 319 through VPN over broadband. Meanwhile, survey of all locations has been completed by BSNL, said a senior officer of the Home Department.

All the 133 police stations in Maoist-affected areas and 80 locations in difficult terrains will also be connected through VSAT. The police personnel will be imparted intensive training for proper implementation of the project.

The crime tracking network system was reviewed by Chief Secretary BK Patnaik at the apex committee meeting here on Tuesday. He asked the Police Department to constitute implementation teams under inspectors-in-charge at police station- level so that the police personnel can know about the entire process of operation from the beginning.

The meeting was told that 22,201 personnel have been trained in 45 training centres and another 4,322 personnel will be trained in the next phase.

The Chief Secretary advised the department to complete the training by August 30. District Mission Teams have been formed in all districts under the chairmanship of SPs. As the meeting was told that a new version of core application software has been put to test, the Chief Secretary advised the department to customise the software with specific requirements for the State and include all the services promised under public service delivery provisions.

Customisation of the software is expected to be completed by year-end. About 12 services have been proposed to be in public service delivery provisions, the sources said.

In a bid to expedite the service delivery system, the meeting decided that police records of the last 10 years of the identified police stations will be digitised and loaded into the system integrator.

On commissioning of the system, all the basic functions of a police station like lodging of FIR, station diary, investigation, chargesheet and case diary will be available online. The police stations will also have backup power system.

It has been proposed to have solar power backup in 125 police stations and 20 higher offices. An amount of ` 2.1 crore has been provided for the purpose. It has been estimated that ` 43.78 crore will be required for hardware and software of the project.

Hi-tech policing

* All the 580 PSs and district and State police HQs will be connected with a nationwide network through a specialised software

* All the 133 PSs in Naxal-hit areas and 80 locations in difficult terrains will also be connected through VSAT

* Police personnel will be imparted intensive training for proper implementation of the project.

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