UP Police to get NYPD-like modern policing tools
Uttar Pradesh state department of the home has approved a whopping budget of Rs.650 crore for making the state police hi-tech and armed with modern policing gear and tools. The Uttar Pradesh Police (UP Police) is looking towards a massive modernization plan and its personnel will soon be armed with body-worn cameras and full body protectors.
Of this, an amount of Rs.4.8 crore has been set aside for the purchase of 1,200 body-worn cameras and 1,650 full-body protectors, while Rs.2.84 crore for 30,000 post-mortem kits.
A department official said: “In addition, hi-tech social media monitoring cells and law and order quick response teams will be established in ten districts of the state.”
Apart from this, a dedicated forensic science lab (FSL) will be set up at a cost of Rs.6.75 crore for helping in investigations of agencies like SIT, EOW, CB-CID, and ACO.
A dedicated mini-technical lab is also being developed in Kannauj. Crime scene videography app developed by NCRB has been implemented in the state starting with Muzaffarnagar, Barabanki, and Aligarh in the first phase.
Forensic labs have been set up in Kannauj, Aligarh, Gonda, and Bareilly. Temporary field units are also being set up in other 66 districts. Cyber help desks have been set up in all 1,531 police stations of the state and training has been imparted to the appointed employees.
The official said that an action plan has been prepared to implement it in other districts of the state and a technical committee has been constituted for the entire process at the Technical Services Headquarters.
“Action is being taken regarding the construction of administrative buildings for cyber police stations in 18 police ranges. The executive body has been designated for seven regional cyber police stations, namely Varanasi, Jhansi, Basti, Aligarh, Azamgarh, Gorakhpur, and Banda,” the official said.
PGurus is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with all the latest news and views
For all the latest updates, download PGurus App.
- Egyptian archaeologist discovers 4,300-year-old, most complete unroyal mummy - January 27, 2023
- India’s stern message to Pakistan: Notice seeking modification to Indus Water Treaty issued - January 27, 2023
- AMU orders probe into religious slogans raised on Republic Day - January 27, 2023