Inspired by Dubai, Technopark police station to go 'smart'

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Thiruvananthapuram: Modelled after Dubai Smart Police Station system, Kerala is set to establish an automatic, manless police station in Technopark in the state capital. Functioning round-the-clock throughout the year, people can register cases, check proceedings, and submit applications for 33 service certificates to be obtained from the police administration, at the smart stations in Dubai. DGP Loknath Behra and Commander of KAP 2 Battalion Debesh Kumar has made a government sanctioned visit to Dubai between 18 and 20 May to understand the functioning of the system, the first of its kind in the world.

The working model

The automatic police station is enabled with providing immediate assistance to the needy. Separate kiosks are available for UAE citizens and foreign nationals and can be accessed by more than one visitors at a time. Digital maps will instruct users on availing the services. Citizens can interact with a police officer through video conferencing by choosing the option, especially for registering cases. The complainant will get a computer generated copy of their statement once the official has recorded all the necessary information, which has to be signed and submitted back. The police will proceed with the investigation.

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