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Mangaluru, April , 2015,
Director General and Inspector General of Police (DG&IGP) of Karnataka Om Prakash launched an unique mobile app that will help people to connect with police and share information and also a dedicated website of Mangalore City Police Commissionerate here on Tuesday.
The app and website was developed by Diya Systems and will be maintained by them. The app—Mangalore city police— will be available in google play store within a day or two. It will be available in apple store within 15 days, said DCP Law and order K Santosh Babu. The app has five options. In the report incident option, the people can report an incident with a photo and send it to the control room or DCP (law and order) or DCP (crime) or to the City Police Commissioner. The option on emergency gives phone numbers of control room, ambulance, snake catcher, helplines for aged, child and women. In ‘call us’ option, the user can call the city police control room, PSI, City Police Commissioner and DCP. The traffic offence and penalty option provides an array of details on penalty for various traffic violations. The option on ‘live traffic’ will be updated within a week. It will provide details on closure of road, busy road, moderate traffic on a particular stretch and so on. If a road is closed, then it will suggest an alternative roads for movement of vehicles.
The website—www.mangalorecitypolice.com will also provide an opportunity to report an incident to the police. It will also provide an opportunity for the people to comment on individual crimes published. Forms pertaining to sound device permit, parade permit, handgun licensing information, handgun licensing forms will be available online within few days. People can download and fill the forms and hand over to the police seeking permission. It will also update daily crimes reported in the police commissionerate limits.
Speaking on the occasion, DG and IGP said the department will develop an analytical tool required for the analysis of email and social media contents. The department is planning to set up a cell to it. “We are also planning to monitor social media.” To a query on FIR registration kiosk set up at Mantri Mall in Bengaluru, he said the department will evaluate functioning of the kiosk and look into how it has facilitated the public and collect feed back and then think of expanding it to other places.
To a query on demand of retired police personnel to extend Arogya Bhagya scheme, the DG and IGP said the department has constituted a committee headed by ADGP (Grievances) to go into the details of any new scheme which can be introduced for retired police personnel. “It will not be possible to include retired police personnel under Arogya Bhagya scheme as it runs on the principles of reimbursement by the department. It is not applicable to people who are not in service as it requires a huge corpus fund. On the extension of canteen facility, the government has promised to look into the demand,” he added.
City Police Commissioner S Murugan said a proposal to set up three police stations namely traffic south, Gurupura – Kaikamba and Jeppu -Morgan’s Gate has been submitted to the government.