Through a space technology mechanism developed in partnership with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Delhi police will now be able to adopt live crime mapping and “predictive policing”. A facility which several developed nations use to track and identify gangs and crimes in specific areas real time.
The system will enable real time information at the crime spot and the system will be able to convert any call into a digital message with the location of the caller being flashed through global positioning system. Essentially, through this system police will be able to identify areas which has mass gathering, chain snatching, etc, using coordinates and GPS information.
“The system would help in crime control and law and order and security management through analysis of relevant data and patterns, leading to the optimisation of available resources,” said a senior police official in Delhi.
Police officials will be equipped with Personal Digital Assistants connected to a central processor, that can store data of over two lakh criminals.
“The first version of CMAPS has been designed for standalone systems. This would be graduated to a web application during the second phase of the scheme,” said a Police official.