IPS probationers visit ICCC to understand tech-driven policing

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(Our Correspondent)

Hyderabad: As many as 195 IPS probationers of the 74th RR on Saturday went around the state-of-the-art Telangana State Integrated Command Control Center and Hyderabad City Police Commissionerate here to get abreast of the functioning of TSPICCC and also understand how technology plays a vital part in modern-day policing.

On arrival, the probationers were briefed on the engineering features of the building and given an overview of the technology fusion center, crisis management center, CCTVs & analytics features of the Command Control Center. The trainees thus got exposure to police operations, technical, administrative, and other coordination aspects.

The City Police Commissioner CV Anand explained the history of the city police, the kotwal system that persisted since 1847, and the challenges being faced by Hyderabad City Police and outlined the importance of adapting IT technologies in policing. The CP also touched upon sensitive communal and social issues which the police have to tackle.

Through a PowerPoint presentation, he explained how the state government has paid special attention to the paradigm of “how peace, law, and order bring ensure robust economic growth .“ He also emphasized how such facilities come in handy to the Telangana police to show results. He also dwelt at the length of various novel initiatives such as H-NEW, SMASH, Operation “ROPE”, and Bharosa which recited the modernization of the police department during post formation of Telangana.

He advised the probationers to remember the significance of the time they are entering their career when policing is transforming all levels. He told them to keep pace with the developments in the world of Cyber Crime and the threat of Narcotics to our future generation.

The team of HCP also explained the concept of a war room, the integration of IT applications, and how all government agencies work in tandem to deliver public service and offer swift responses during calamities.

“The overall impact of the TSPICCC is the ‘brainchild of the CM and it is being realized across multiple facets of policing, internal security, crisis management, and urban development,” Anand added.

The probationers were enthused by the grandeur of the iconic structure. The trainee officers thereafter visited the museum, helipad, and other wings of the building.

D.Sunitha Reddy, DCP ICCC, CH. Srinivas, DCP SMIT, and other officers accompanied the group.