GPS tracker to give away idle policemen

Now cops will no longer have excuses to bunk patrolling. Senior officers are monitoring the vehicle's movement of patrol cops via a GPS tracker in south and southeast Delhi. The GPS tracker exhibits the number of active vehicles in an area. The main advantage of the system is that after finding the location on the map cops can be sent to a site additionally in response to a PCR call.


The software is designed by an internal team of Delhi Police and is based on android and iPhone operating system. Senior officers have to download this software on their phone in order to monitor the patrol vehicles. The GPS tracker will exhibit the location of the vehicle similarly as it shows on taxi services which are based on app. It would also make the police vehicles theft proof.


The technology has been put to use at Nizamuddin police station on a pilot basis. According to the senior officers, the patrol vehicles involving the motorcycles have been incorporated with the GPS device that is associated to the vehicle's battery. It also shows the ignitions mode of the patrol vehicles, whether it is switched off or on. When the driver switches on the ignition, the device becomes active. Everything can be monitored including the location, speed of the vehicle or idling of the inhabitants.


According to the officers of southeast "The plan was commenced to bring in responsibility for the ground-level policemen who have been employed to restraint street crimes. As senior officers are keeping an eye on all movement, non essential inspections about the positions of the vehicles can be done away with".


Police officers say that 10 vehicles have been installed with the device so far, which would ultimately be put up on other vehicles in the district also. The department would install the GPS devices on all police vehicles patrolling the city finally.


At the control rooms of the district the trackers would also be installed according to an officer and the senior officers can direct the nearby vehicles to a spot in case of an emergency along with the PCR teams. He says that this will lessen the reaction time of the cops. The idea is to keep a track on the location of the assets.


The pilot project would soon be launched at Lutyens Delhi and south Delhi.


(Source: The Times of India)

November 6, 2017 6:02 am