NEW DELHI: In a bid to ensure smart policing in the national capital, Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi today said that his force will incorporate all the modern technologies and installing CCTV cameras will be one of its priorities.
Bassi also said Delhi Police is now upgrading its systems at the Central Police Control Room so that all incoming calls received on Telephone No. 100 are simultaneously forwarded to the nearest PCR van and the concerned police station in real time through cyber highway.
He said Delhi Police will be the first police organisation to do so in the country. It will reduce the turnaround time for PCR vans to proceed to the next call in queue. This system will also have the facility of sending SMS to the complainant as well as the concerned SHO through the control room.
The Police Commissioner also said that installation of 3,932 closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras has already been completed at 85 locations including border check posts and courts.
"A large number of CCTV cameras have been installed in the city in past few months. It has also turned out to be very helpful in keeping an eye on unlawful act. Even in the future, tech-based surveillance will remain our top priority,," Bassi said.
Bassi said installation of 9,196 more such cameras is proposed at 133 locations including 6,625 of these under the Safe City Project.
"Public places that are being covered under this scheme are important markets, border check posts, courts and other crowded areas," he said.
Talking about 'C4i - Integrated Command Control Coordination and Communication Centre', Bassi said the centre has been established to keep a record of real time situation reports of incidents, activities and traffic in various parts of the national capital.
Highlighting the growth of the police department's human resourses, he said 547 Sub Inspectors, 20 Assistant Sub Inspectors, 53 Head Constables and 1,849 Constables were recruited in the year 2014.