Bengaluru adopts tech policing with social media and apps

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On any given day, nearly four million people follow and interact with Bengaluru police on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, and other apps. Instagram and YouTube will be the latest additions as the city police invests heavily in technology to reduce response time and to track first responders live. Bengaluru’s police, which has taken the tech policing ...

Police chief wants to optimise use of technology, improve control rooms

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On the new year’s eve the State government appointed senior IPS officer Praveen Sood as the Police Commissioner of Bengaluru. On the same night, incidents of ‘mass molestation’ were reported in the city, showing Bengaluru in a bad light. Now that the dust has settled, and the police chief is completing three months in his ...

Respect culture to avoid clashes: Bengaluru Police chief to foreigners

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In the first part of the interview, you saw Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Praveen Sood speaking about various issues related to traffic management in the city. In this second and last part of the interview, he makes elaborate comments about issues such as the most challenging type of crime that Bengaluru police face, the drug ...

Bengaluru Police Goes Pink With New Panic App, Patrol Vehicles

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The Karnataka government has launched two new initiatives- a fleet of patrol vehicles and a safety app for women- in a bid to ensure greater safety for women and children. Launched from the Vidhana Soudha or the State Legislature and partly painted pink, 51 Pink Hoysala or police patrolling vehicles have been added to the ...