New Delhi: Justifying the motto â€œWith you for you always,â€ the Delhi Police has come out with a pilot scheme to use WhatsApp for greater coordination among beat staff and better police-public interface.
The police have started creating chat groups on WhatsApp on beat basis where information and inputs would be exchanged between public and police personnel deployed on that particular beat.Â According to police officials this will help to curb corruption among its ranks, besides reaching out to the public.
Senior police officers hope that the ease in sending text, audio, photos and videos through the application will also help them crack various cases and track criminals. Updates from both public and the beat staff can be accessed by the concerned SHO, ACP, DCP and Joint CP (range) simultaneously as they will also be made members of the group.
Every WhatsApp chat group will be monitored by the district DCP and Joint CP of the range concerned. The senior officers will also inform the public over chat messages about action in cases of police high-handedness and corruption.
Joint CP (eastern range) Sanjay Beniwal, the brain behind the initiative, said the beat officers will be provided smartphones so that they can access the application.
Presently this project is started at northern and northeastern beats of the city. Soon, these chat groups will be started in all the 2,083 beats across the city.