IPS probationers visit Telangana integrated command and control centre
Hyderabad, Jan 21: Indian Police Service (IPS) probationers toured the state-of the-art Telangana State Police Integrated Command & Control Centre(TSPICCC) and Hyderabad City Police Commissionerate to get awareness and functioning of the facility and to understand how technology plays a key part in policing.
As many as 195 IPS probationers of the 74th RR, visited TSPICCC which was recently inaugurated.
The probationers on arrival at TSPICCC were briefed on the engineering features of the building and given an overview of the technology fusion centre, crisis management centre, CCTVs and analytics features of the Command Control Centre. The trainees got an exposure to police operations, technical, administrative and other coordination aspects.
Hyderabad Police Commissioner C.V. Anand explained the history of city police, the kotwal system since 1847 and the challenges being faced by Hyderabad City Police (HCP) and outlined the importance of adapting IT technologies in policing.
The commissioner touched upon sensitive communal and the social issues as well which police have to tackle. Through a powerpoint presentation, he explained how the state government has paid special attention to the paradigm of "peace and law and order brings about economic growth" and given such facilities for the Telangana Police to show results.
He explained the novel initiatives such as H-NEW, SMASH, Operation 'ROPE', Bharosa and recited the modernisation of police department post formation of Telangana.
He asked the probationers to remember the significance of the time they are entering their career when policing is undergoing transformation at all levels. He asked them to keep pace with the developments in the world of cyber crime and the threat of narcotics to our future generation.
The teams of HCP also explained the concept of war room, integration of IT applications and how all government agencies work in tandem to deliver public service and offer swift response during calamities.
Anand said that the overall impact of the TSPICCC, which is the brainchild of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, is being realised across multiple facets of policing, internal security, crisis management and urban development.
The probationers were enthused by the grandeur of the iconic structure. The trainee officers thereafter visited the museum, helipad and other wings in the building.