Delhi Police must ensure women’s safety; hire tech officer for cybercrime: LG Anil Baijal
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 25-May-2017

New Delhi, May 25: Lt. Governor Anil Baijal yesterday outlines specific measures taken by Delhi Police for safety and security of women, children and senior citizens in Delhi. While addressing at 9th edition of Homeland Security Programme of FICCI, Baijal also spoke about some of the initiatives that have been launched in Delhi for more effective functioning of the police.
One of the main focus areas of policing in Delhi has been to ensure the safety and security of women. In the process, Delhi Police has created enforcement protocols including a mobile based application, Women Help Desk in each police station, community outreach (Operation Shishtachar), emergency helpline, anti-stalking service, involvement of NGOs, gender sensitization, sensitization of BPOs, fast tracking of cases etc, said Lt. Governor.

A nodal unit has also been carved out within the Delhi Police named as the Special Police Unit for Women and Children (SPUWAC), which has taken lead in ensuring that these protocols are implemented in letter and spirit. An expert group has been constituted which is convened by one of the Special Commissioners of Police to study the root causes of violence against women. This should help in crafting appropriate responses to tackle this ever-growing menace, he added.

In response to the potent threat of cybercrime and cyber-attacks, Lt. Governor said that more so in the environment of increasing digitalization of services and commercial transactions, Delhi Police is going to hire a Chief Technology Officer within the Police headquarters to keep pace with global technology developments and help the Delhi Police equip itself to meet the growing challenges. Delhi Police is already working with young technology students from various government institutions within the city.