A top Kolkata police officer on Saturday stated that the Kolkata police along with expanding the footprint of the closed-circuit cameras is also planning to install advanced hi-tech devices with artificial intelligence (AI) to improve crime detection. According to Police Commissioner Anuj Sharma, the police have also installed 3,000 closed-circuit cameras.
"We are expanding it. Recently, you have seen instances of crime detection by analysing the CCTV footage," he stated, referring to the recent sexual assault case in Pancha Sayar neighborhood of south Kolkata.
He informed that the police department is also planning to install more hi-tech cameras with artificial intelligence and face recognition facility. "We can match the data we have with that recorded in these hi-tech facilities and arrive at a conclusion," he said.
"With the installation of such cameras, nabbing those indulging in anti-social acts will become simpler," the Police Commissioner added.
The Delhi Police's Cyber Crime Unit organised a mass cyber awareness and computer security program for school children across the city on December 2. According to police, more than 12,000 students participated in the cyber awareness programme in which topics such as how to stay safe online, what is cyberbullying and cyber grooming and how to tackle them, how to report cybercrime, were discussed with students in a bid to build an informed future generation.
As an effort to prevent increasing crimes against women, Ludhiana police has come up with a free night pick-and-drop facility for women in the city. A police vehicle will drop a woman free of cost, Police Commissioner Rakesh Agrawal told the media. To avail of the free ride by the Police, a woman has to call on helpline numbers 1091 and 7837018555 to request a vehicle. The facility will be available from 10 PM to 6 AM throughout the year.
(With agency inputs)