Home Minister R Ashok launched the police community engagement programme through social media on Wednesday.
The Bangalore City Police are now social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter in a bid to create awareness and establish better connection with public.
“People-friendly police is our priority, and this, is one such initiative. We are trying to reach public through internet and such attempts will be intensified in the coming days. During the recent exodus of Northeasterners, anti-social groups took complete advantage of social networking sites. They posted false information. Now, as the police have their own web pages, they can reach out to people,” said Ashok after launching the programme.
DG & IGP Lalrochuma Pachuau said it is a very useful platform which could help the police work efficiently and also help community policing.
“It helps police send messages to the public and collect information from people. Traffic management can also be done as we get opinions and remarks,” he said.
Police Commissioner B G Jyothiprakash Mirji said a dedicated team has been set-up to manage the pages on various sites round-the-clock to respond to the posts’ of the citizens.
DGP (Recruitment & Training) Sushant Mahapatra, Additional Commissioner of Police (Law & Order) T Suneel Kumar, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime-East) B Dayananda and other policemen were present. The programme is launched in association with Havas Worldwide Digital Matrix.