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Rajasthan Police Introduce Android App For Active Policing

by RajasthanDirect
Jan 23, 2013

Reporting a crime and verifying a domestic help or tenant with the police is no longer a hazard, thanks to an Android mobile application developed by the Rajasthan police that has GPS enabled services through which sending photographs, and videos to the nearby police station and control room would be easier. The state crime records bureau’s (SCRB) Android based application would also be handy in alerting police in case of exigency and also record and upload a crime scene varying from eve teasing, chain snatching, robbery, murder or nuisance at public place.

According to senior police sources, the system is first of its kind application by the Rajasthan police in the country. As pilot project the test run of this system would be started from Wednesday onwards for the Jaipur and Jodhpur police commissionerate and its respective police stations. It would be fully operational within a fortnight.

Sharat Kaviraj, Superintendent of police, SCRB who has been a guiding force in developing this exclusive system titled IWatch Beta, talking to TOI on Tuesday, said, “It is available in an android enable phone at the play store. First they will have to download 829 kb file and after downloading it would be available on the desktop of phone to use it further.”

“The application will enable the user in getting his tenant and servant verification done. It will also have a feature -crime reporting through which a person if finds any crime happening Since it is a GPS enabled system after user will send us any video or picture, we will be able to trace his number and location from where the video or picture was taken to respond, accordingly.”

“For tenant and domestic help verification the feature will enable the user to upload picture of tenant, his or her identify proof. Thereafter, he can furnish basic details like permanent address of the tenant and his phone number. All these details would be directly sent to the server of the respective police station from which the landlord belongs,” Kaviraj added while explaining the system.

All these details would always remain intact in the hard disk of the computer of respective police stations. “It would be handy for the police as usually our men at police stations seen ignorant in doing paper formalities needed for tenant verification and domestic help verification,” he added.

On other utilities, he said, “There is an option of crime reporting. Through this the user while witnessing crime from chain snatching, robbery, murder or eve teasing, can directly upload the picture or video of the scene. The uploaded items would be accessible to the policemen at the control room. It would also have an option to record a brief note on the incident. Police control room after getting the video and picture through a particular phone will trace the location of phone at the time of sending this stuff to respond, accordingly,” Kaviraj added.

He said that usually people are reluctant in getting in direct contact with the police thus this option of crime reporting will certainly promote citizens participation in alerting the police on various crimes.

There is also an option of alerting the police whenever a person is in emergency. “The moment he will press the alert button available in the application, the police control room and various officers at the control room will get an sms having the exact address and the phone number of the user who had sent alert message. Thereafter, they will try to contact the user and if he will not respond, as a top priority a police team would be sent to the address,” he added.

He added that this system is on trial run and within a fortnight it would be fully operational.

Crime reporting – Whenever a user will see any crime happening including eve teasing, nuisance at public place, road accident, organised crime, information on wanted etc, he can either click a picture or record a video through phone and upload it. The uploaded video and picture would directly be sent to the police control room for alert.

For tenant verification – Through this application by following simple steps the details including picture of the tenant and his address proof copy would be directly uploaded to the respective police station in the area where the landlord lives. This would be kept in the records of the police station.

For Servant verification – Through this application by following simple steps the details including picture of the tenant and his address proof copy would be directly uploaded to the respective police station in the area where the landlord lives. This would be kept in the records of the police station.

In case of emergency – Whenever the person using this application is in some emergency or finds any trespassing at his house he can directly alert police by pressing “alert” button on his phone application. Thereafter, the police control room would get an sms stating the address of the user and his exact location through mobile tracking and global positioning system (GPS). Immediately after getting it a policemen will rang up the person and send a police team at the spot for assistance.

src: TOI

 

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