18 December 2019
Sambalpur: Police vehicles across Sambalpur district will soon be fitted with Global Positioning System (GPS). In the first phase, 15 GPS-Enabled PCR vans and 10 GPS-Enabled patrolling motorcycles were launched today by DIG of Police (Northern Range) Himanshu Lal.
This step was taken to keep in check the increasing crime rate in the district.
Successful programs such as that of 5T model and the Mo Sarkar programme can also be implemented for development of the Police work, said DIG Lal. He added, “Using the cutting edge technology GPS we can track crime hotspots and arrive at the crime scene as soon as possible. The police will be making optimal use of available technology for improving our work standards.”
DIG Lal said that the women-only police stations will have the latest GPS systems. He also said, “The GPS-enabled PCR vans and motorcycles will be used to reach people in distress on time. This move is expected to also increase the safety of women in the district. The latest technology will help do away with human errors, if any.” Few of the PCR vans will be driven by women police officials, followed by motorcycles in the next phase.
It has also been decided to set up a Control Room at the District Police Headquarters to keep a track of the PCR vans and motorcycles.
Also present at today’s event was Sambalpur SP Kanwar Vishal Singh and other senior officials.