Thursday, December 29, 2016
The Commissioner of Police, Visakhapatnam T.Yoganand launched a WhatsApp number 9493336633 and a Facebook page ‘Visakha city police and public’ in a bid to get closer to the people.
Launching the same, Yoganand said that people can write on grievances, suggest changes and even alert the police in case of emergency. DCP (crimes) T.Ravi Kumar Murty said that WhatsApp number and Facebook page will also be used to sensitize people to the latest trends in crime with special reference to Cyber crime. The police expect that the facility will serve as a major information source especially with regard to getting information on incidents such as eve-teaching, gambling, anti-social activities, traffic related problems, ragging, snatching, property offences and white collar offences.
In an annual press conference here, Yoganand said that the overall registration of crime has gone up over 1,000 cases when compared to previous year and there is a dip in the detection rate by over 1,400 cases. He said that earlier years, the police stations were reluctant to file an FIR but we made the system transparent through day-to-day monitoring and now every case gets registered and that is why there is an increase in registration of cases by 20 per cent. He gave statistical data in respect of the crimes and their status.
The Commissioner said that notification was cleared for filling 779 vacancies and efforts were on for the early starting of the Cyber Crime Police station with a specialized Cyber-crime laboratory.