October 27, 2020

SSP check on crime via video interaction

Patna: A decision has been taken that the senior superintendent of police (SSP) will hold videoconferencing with all station house officers (SHOs) to take stock of the law and order situation in their respective areas of jurisdiction.

Infrastructure for the videoconferencing will be created at 78 police stations falling under Patna district for effective policing. Apart from installing CCTV cameras and gadgets for videoconferencing, police on Friday transferred 156 sub-inspector (SI) rank police officers posted at different police stations in Patna district for a longer period.

As per rule, a police officer can be deputed in a district for three years but their police station jurisdiction has to be changed at regular interval.

Patna senior superintendent of police (SSP) Manu Maharaaj said: “156 sub-inspector rank police officers have been transferred to different police stations, as they were posted at particular police stations for longer periods.”

“There were also complaints against several police personnel,” the SSP added.

Sources said the biggest advantage of videoconferencing will be an SHO posted in a remote area of Patna district will not have to visit Patna on a regular basis to brief senior police officers on law and order.

Police have begun trials for videoconferencing facilities.

The SSP said: “The videoconferencing facilities at police stations will be launched soon. We have carried out the trials.”

Once the facilities are launched, senior police officers, including IG, DIG and SSP sitting in Patna can take stock of law and order situation at all 78 police stations.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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