Hyderabad: For the primary time in India, police in Telangana are deploying ‘cyber warriors’ at police stations throughout the state to fight cybercrime.
Director General of Police M. Mahender Reddy on Monday launched the brand new initiative beneath which two to 5 police personnel from every police station will likely be supplied coaching to act as ‘cyber warriors’ to stop and examine cyber crimes, as nicely create public awarenesss.
Keeping in view the growing variety of cyber crimes, the state police launched into the brand new initiative. The DGP launched the week-long coaching programme for 1,988 officers chosen as ‘cyber warriors’.
There will likely be two ‘cyber warriors’ in every police station in rural areas whereas their quantity will likely be three in every police station in semi-urban areas. However, in every of the police stations coming beneath police commissionerates or cities, 5 cops will likely be educated as ‘cyber warriors’.
Speaking on the event, the DGP famous that as human life is more and more changing into digital, cyber crimes are additionally on the rise. He stated this was the primary of its type initiative undertaken anyplace within the nation.
The police chief stated since 4G cell providers have been prolonged to even distant villages, cyber crimes will be dedicated from any a part of the world. He hoped that the ‘cyber warriors’ will play a key function in stopping cyber crimes and in addition in guarantee efficient investigations into such crimes.
The DGP stated 17 practical verticals have been already been ready for day to day functioning of all police stations. Cyber crimes will now develop into the 18th practical vertical to assess the efficiency of the police pressure.
Mahender Reddy stated since cyber crimes are very completely different in nature from the traditional crimes, particular coaching will likely be supplied to ‘cyber warriors’ not solely to stop cyber crimes but additionally to create consciousness amongst individuals and in addition examine such crimes.
He additionally famous that each crime which takes place could have some cyber-related part, and if ‘cyber warriors’ assist the police officers investigating typical crimes, the investigations will be accomplished expeditiously.
The DGP identified that day-to-day, cyber criminals are utilizing fashionable strategies and stated the state police also needs to hold itself abreast with the newest technological developments to sort out cyber crimes.
The police chief stated 2021 has been declared as cyber security yr and as a part of this, Inspector General of Police Rajesh Kumar was appointed because the particular officer within the cyber cell. He stated the IG will coordinate with Central authorities departments and police officers of assorted states about cyber crime.
The DGP launched a booklet titled ‘cyber warrior’ at the programme, which was attended by Additional DGP Govind Singh and IG Rajesh Kumar.