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Police tech hub to come up in city

Date: 02-08-18

The State police will set up a Centralised Command and Control Centre in an exclusive law enforcement technology hub to come up in 1.5 acres of government land at Muttathara here.

The multi-level high-security facility will also host the upcoming Criminal Intrusion Monitoring System, CIMS, an ambitious scheme that entails linking surveillance cameras, intrusion detection systems, fire alarms, and burglar alarms installed on private and public premises in the State to the Control Centre.

It will also house the national Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS), State and national crime and forensic records, including fingerprints and DNA profiles. The technology centre will be a single window for law enforcers and crime investigators to query any information, on suspects, vehicles involved in crime and other relevant forensic information, including fingerprint or DNA matches.

State Police Chief Loknath Behera proposed the system to primarily provide officers with the required information that would help them investigate crimes and tackle active law and order situations, including suicide threats and hostage taking, better.

The system, to be headed by a ranking officer, will fast-track the requests from field officers to avoid frustrating red tape.



Their applications will be recorded, and acknowledgements issued to better track and vet their demands.

The technology hub will send alerts and crime analysis to officers who request such information and also answer queries on the location of nearby public facilities such as hospitals, fire stations, police stations and law enforcement patrols.

Top officials said the technology centre would save the police the cost of purchasing separate backend servers and power-backup systems for the various services in place.

The police will also have a mirror image of the facility elsewhere as a disaster recovery centre in the event the data is destroyed. It will be housed in a different seismic zone under a State entity.