BENGALURU: The city police will open 10 more FIR kiosks in the city as there are complaints that many first information reports are not being registered at several police stations, said City Police Commissioner M N Reddi.
He was speaking at the launch of ‘Centre for Smart City Governance’ by the Takshashila Institution, a think-tank, here on Friday.
“Bengaluru City Police will also be on Whatsapp through which the public can send their complaints to 9480801000. As of now, the project is being tested and will be launched soon. Public perception is a major challenge for any policing system. In an increasingly connected world, there’s no way governance can be on a different plane than the citizenry,” he said.
In his presentation on ‘Social media as community policing’ he said, “Out of 228 Twitter complaints received, 88 cases are pending and other issues have been addressed by the Law and Order and Traffic department from January 1 to June 15. A 24X7 OSM monitoring cell has been set up. A 20-member team is working round the clock monitoring every tweet sent to the city police.
“Compared to earlier days, with the help of technology, we have been able to reach more than five lakh people. Bengaluru citizens have exhibited their civic sense vastly. Police have blocked around 80-100 profiles for communicating unconstitutionally,” he said.
V Ravichander, CMD of Feedback Consulting, Amita Prakash, founder of Discovery Village and Prayag Montessori School, diplomats from Canada, Germany, Israel and the UK were present.