Bengaluru adopts tech policing with social media and apps

Bengaluru adopts tech policing with social media and apps
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

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

Respect culture to avoid clashes: Bengaluru Police chief to foreigners
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

Bengaluru Police Goes Pink With New Panic App, Patrol Vehicles
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 ...

Hardly anybody uses Sakala to get info from Police

In this mega city of Bangalore where almost all of us have access to internet or mobile phone, the system to track the applications and follow up with Police isn’t reaching all. Why? By Bosky Khanna , 31 Jul 2013 , Citizen Matters Bangalore houses roughly around one crore citizens. As the city grows, crime ...

Karnataka has linked public service guarantee with CCTNS – Praveen Sood 1

Published : Egov Reach An alumnus of IIT Delhi, Praveen Sood is an Indian Police Service officer (1986 batch) of Karnataka cadre. He is a staunch supporter of the use of technology in traffic management and delivery of services to the citizens. During his stint as the additional commissioner of police, traffic (2008-2011), he established ...

Planning should precede development… 4

Published : Times of India Traffic has been a buzzword in the city for some time now,and it is no surprise with four million vehicles on the roads.The traffic police have been battling the increasing congestion with technology and smart systems.Praveen Sood,Addl Director General of Police,shares some thoughts on traffic management,in this chat with B S ...

SMS Gateway, public-friendly move from police

Published : The New Indian Express SMS Gateway, the latest initiative by the Police Computer Wing, was launched by Deputy Chief Minister R Ashok on Tuesday. This facility provides updates to the applicants on the progress of services under Sakala scheme. The facility is said to be the first of its kind in the country. ...

21 police services now under Sakala 1

Published :  Times of India People Can Use Guarantee Of Services To Citizens Code And Track Their Complaints Now on,citizens can insist on Sakala or guarantee of services to citizens (GSC) code for their applications,petitions and complaints lodged with police. The GSC code will enable one to know the status of a case. The state ...

SMSes to update citizens on Sakaala application status 1

Published : Deccan Herald   SMS Gateway, a facility to update the applicant about the status of his/her application in regard to services provided by the police department under Sakaala scheme was launched here on Tuesday. Deputy Chief Minister R Ashoka, who holds the home portfolio, launched the project at the office of Director General ...