A year of citizen-friendly online initiatives: Top cop

Sakal Times
Friday, 12 January 2018

Over 11 complaints were lodged through Police Kaka initiative in which police inspectors and policemen visited schools and colleges for students’ safety. About 213 ‘police kaka’ reach more than 1,220 schools with a population of over 10 lakh students

Pune:  Commissioner of City Police Rashmi Shukla on Friday said that in 2017, the Police Department took several citizen-friendly digital initiatives which helped Pune police excel in the State.

Shukla said that over 50,000 tenants provided information to the police through an online portal and so they could save their time. “Over 11 complaints were lodged through Police Kaka initiative in which police inspectors and policemen visited schools and colleges for students’ safety. About 213 ‘police kaka’ reach more than 1,220 schools with a population of over 10 lakh students,” added Shukla.

Speaking about ‘Buddycop’ WhatsApp group in which girls can raise their problems with police officials, Shukla said that 714 such groups have been created and 85,000 girls are part of the group. “We were able to solve over 200 problems of these girls with the help of ‘Buddycop’,” added Shukla. Speaking on ‘citysafe’ mobile application, the commissioner said that over 80,000 people have downloaded the application. “Over 72,000 people have used the lost and found articles online portal. Over 1.92 lakh persons have used M-passport application,” added Shukla.

The commissioner said people can also lodge their complaints online through the website of Pune police. Police officials said that over 109 cases were solved and 140 persons arrested after perusing footage from CCTV surveillance cameras in the city.

 

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