After years of procrastination, the district police have finally launched their official website — www.sasnagarpolice.in — on which residents can get instant access to details about any case that has been filed with the police as well as lodge a complaint.
Giving details, superintendent of police Swarandeep Singh said: “Instead of visiting a police station residents can now get information about police cases anytime, anywhere. Telephone contact numbers and email addresses of all police officials have also been posted on the site. The website is still under construction and very soon we will begin uploading first information reports (FIRs) on a daily basis.”
However, it appears many police officials are still unaware about the website, which points to a serious communication gap within the department.
Singh said all police stations in the city had computers with internet connectivity and communication was through emails. However, this claim was dismissed out of hand by many policemen, who said many police stations did not have internet facilities.
“Some station house officers still have to make do without computers in their offices. Many cops even bring their own laptops with wireless internet dongles to work,” one of them said.
A senior police officer said on condition of anonymity, “The police department should have held a workshop before the website was launched to familiarise cops with how to use it, as most are not computer savvy.”