Chief Minister N Chandrabab Naidu said police officials should use modern technology to prevent crimes and strive hard to reduce criminal attitude among people. He interacted with 652 newly trained Sub-Inspectors at the Grievance Hall near his residence on Wednesday.
Chandrababu Naidu said police should work with commitment to establish peaceful atmosphere in the State. He said the State will be able to attract investments under peaceful environment.
The Chief Minister said the police should gear up to face new challenges in curbing crimes as criminals were misusing technology for their benefit. He said 20,000 CCTV cameras would be set up in the State and police should use them to prevent crimes.
Apart from CCTVs, police should use the Internet of Things (IoT), drones and mobile control rooms to check crimes, he said. Among the new Sub-Inspectors, 42 per cent are B.Tech graduates, 3 per cent M.Tech graduates, 20 per cent post graduates and 35 per cent graduates.
Among them, 342 were trained as civil SIs, 108 Armed Reserve SIs, 11 Railway Sub-Inspectors and 141 women SIs. At the same time, 5,250 candidates completed constable training. All of them belonged to the 2017 batch.
Expressing happiness over recruitment of highly qualified candidates as Sub-Inspectors, the Chief Minister expressed hope that policing would be strengthened further.
Referring to the political developments followed by the Dachepalli minor girl rape incident, he said that the opposition YSRCP tried to gain political mileage by politicising it. He appreciated the police department in handling the case efficiently.
Investigation, forensic evidence, documentary evidence are important for crime detection and detention, he said. Naidu expressed concern over increasing cases of women trafficking, domestic violence and crime against minor girls.
He felt technology and porn films are among the factors contributing to growth in crimes against women. The Chief Minister was responding to the reports of India being the country which is most dangerous for women.
DGP M Malakondaiah, Home Department Principal Secretary Anuradha, Vijayawada Commissioner of Police Gautam Sawang, Intelligence Additional DGP AB Venkateswara Rao and others were present.