Cyberabad Commissionerates launch mobile app to involve people

    in curbing crime Hyderabad, Aug 18 (PTI) Taking a step further towardsempowering citizens, the Cyberabad East and WestCommissionerates today launched a mobile phone application’Hawk Eye’, as a part of responsive policing. The mobile application seeks to turn common people intocitizen police and involve them to check crimes, curb unlawfulactivities and traffic violations. "This application is next step towards empowering publicto be citizen police. We are empowering citizens so that theycan become part of policing. People and police…thispartnership will be further boosted through applications like’Hawk Eye’," Commissioner of Police, Cyberabad (East), MaheshMuralidhar Bhagwat said here. He said this app has features like ‘Woman safety while ontravel’, SOS button for accessing help in case of emergency. People can register details of domestic helps/ workers/tenants with police, enrollment for community policing, accessall contact numbers by Cyberabad East and West police and getstatus report of information furnished, the police offciersaid. Citizen Police can report incidents of traffic ruleviolations, crimes, violations by police, suggestions forimproved policing, report good work done by police, he said,adding "here (on this App) there will be live interaction". Instant notifications on traffic updates would be sent toregistered users. Also, traffic congestions, diversions,alternate routes, besides general and crime alerts will sentbe sent to all registered users. Commissioner of Police, Cyberabad (West), V Naveen Chandsaid this app is released keeping in view the fact thatpartnership of citizen with police is an essentialpre-requisite to safeguard our city. "I have asked our Cyber Security forum to adopt this appin a big way. We have a control room for Cyberabad East andWest Commissionerate. We will see that round-the-clock staffavailability is there to monitor the ‘Hawk Eye’ app and attendto emergency calls." "Citizens can register their names or if they do not wantto disclose their identity, they can also report violations asan anonymous," he said. On December 31, 2014 Hyderabad Police Commissionerate hadlaunched mobile app ‘Hawk Eye’ to empower members of publicand there are around 2.35 lakh members. PTI VVK DKNSDRDS


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