Mandatory training for UP cops to tackle cybercrime
The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government is all set to make its Police personnel tech-savvy. The training will equip more personnel with expertise in tackling cybercrime cases that will help in reducing the pendency of such cases besides improving investigation.
DGP Mukul Goel has now issued instructions that all personnel posted at police stations will have to compulsorily clear the online course of the National Cybercrime Training Centre (CyTrain) run by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). Goel said the training will familiarize all personnel involved in investigations with various aspects of cybercrime and tackle them.
The prescribed module is a course aimed at improving the quality of investigations in cybercrime cases.
Goel said, “All district police chiefs and heads of cybercrime cells have been asked to submit a compliance report mentioning details of personnel who have cleared the module. A certificate will also be generated after one clears the course.”
Superintendent of Police, UP Cyber Cell, Triveni Singh, said cybercrimes are increasing in numbers and technicalities, hence, updating the knowledge is essential. “The training module is core, and imperative in devising new counter-responses, besides continual advancement in knowledge and skills to tackle cybercrimes,” he said.
The module encompasses all aspects of usual cybercrimes and will teach ways to detect cybercrime, register complaints, be the first responder, and collect cybercrime threat intelligence about cybercriminals and criminal infrastructure, Singh explained.
“The module also teaches one to collect admissible evidence and handle prosecution in cybercrime cases,” he added.
Recently, the state Home Department had also prepared an action plan which includes setting up cyber helpdesks, a digital forensic lab in Lucknow, and a cyber forensic lab at the zone level across the state.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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