PM Modi calls for constitution of high-power police technology mission for grassroot policing

Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday called for adoption of future technologies for grass root policing requirements and development of inter-operable technologies which would benefit Police forces across the country.

The Prime Minister was addressing the valedictory session of the 56th Conference of Director Generals of Police (DGPs) and Inspector Generals of Police (IGPs) yesterday. He attended all the sessions of the conference. The Conference was attended by 62 DGPs and IGPs of States and Union Territories and Heads of Central Armed Police Forces and Central Police Organizations in Lucknow. More than 400 officers of various ranks attended the Conference virtually from IB offices across the country.

Addressing the valedictory session of the Conference yesterday, the Prime Minister called for analysis of all Police related incidents and developing case studies, to make it an institutionalised learning mechanism. The Prime Minister participated in the discussions and gave valuable suggestions during the Conference. In the run-up to the Conference, various core groups of DGPs were formed for holding discussions on key aspects of national security such as, prison reforms, terrorism, Left Wing Extremism, cyber-crimes, narcotics trafficking, foreign funding of NGOs, drone-related matters and development of border villages.

Prime Minister Modi called for constituting a High-Power Police Technology Mission, under the leadership of Union Home Minister to adopt future technologies for grass root policing requirements. Citing the importance of technology in the lives of general public, the Prime Minister gave examples of CoWIN, GeM and UPI.  He stressed on review of SMART Policing concept introduced in 2014 and suggested development of a roadmap for its continuous transformation and institutionalisation of the same in Police forces.

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