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Virtual tool to understand policing

India on 17 December 2015
Location : India | Source : Times of India

MUMBAI: NGO NAGAR released a booklet listing all the important police, railway, traffic and other ancillary helplines. Its partner Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) also launched Virtual Police Station (VPS) that will allow the police and public to enter common rooms and learn the key procedures and processes. 

"It is an innovative training tool to create a truly humane police force. It is a first of its kind tool not only for the police, but also for the empowerment of the public," said Vivek Trivedi, CHRI Programme Officer. 

Combining cutting edge technology with first-rate legal expertise, the VPS through the click of a mouse will allow the police and public to enter every room of a virtual police station to explore and learn about legalities behind arrests, registration of complaints of sexual assault, registration of FIRs and more. 

Nayana Kathpalia, Trustee of NAGAR said, "The Mumbai Police Helpline Directory will go a long way in building citizen - police partnership. The handy format has been especially chosen to enable citizens to carry the booklet with them at all times and immediately connect with the Police for assistance and help." 

Dolphy D'souza, NAGAR, coordinator- Better Policing, said," "Virtual Police Station [VPS] tool is going to be a game changer in demystifying the functioning of the police station." 

Julio Ribeiro former Police Commissioner, Mumbai said that, "Schools and colleges will benefit from the Virtual Police Station."

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