The Crime and Criminal Tracking and Network System (CCTNS) has come into effect in the state on Sunday.
The CCTNS is an online system connecting all police stations and related institutions across the country.
Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said that Kerala was the first state to implement the system. The project was first launched in Malappuram in the state.
“Kerala has also earned the distinction of submitting online FIRs in courts,” the Minister said.
The CCTNS, a mission code project of the Union Government, connects 14,000 police stations and 6,000 related offices.
The facility helps police stations or other investigation agencies to gather information on crimes and criminals.
“The officials can also seek help of their counterparts in other states. The facility could check interstate crimes, drugs mafia and human trafficking,” the Minister said.
The project is monitored by the Union Home Ministry. It was formally launched by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in January 2013.
The State Crime Records Bureau is the implementing agency.
“The facility will come into effect in T’Puram city and rural on February 19 and 22 respectively. It will be expanded to other districts soon,” the Minister said.