Mumbai Police Commissioner D Sivanandan has launched a youth-oriented website to reach out to young and bring down drugs and substance abuse in the city.
The website, www.copconnect.in, through which commissioner himself will remain available to the youths, also carries day to day crime related news, schedule of events, police alerts and traffic updates.
"The basic idea to launch the website is to be in touch with youngsters and create awareness among them. It will also help us to bring down the drugs, alcohol and tobacco abuse," said Sivanandan, who launched the website in a college in south Mumbai on Saturday.
"Please do post your comments on this site so that we can start a dialogue that makes our friendship stronger," said Sivanandan, who was recently appointed as city police chief.
It also encourages NGOs, institutions and individuals to register themselves and directly interact with city police chief, share their opinion and seek necessary help from him, said Sheriff Indu Shahani, who attended the programme.
Some youngsters have posted their comments on the website, praising the Mumbai police's move. "After listening to you (Sivanandan) during the website launch, the picture of a cop has really changed in my mind," said Hoshaang Gotla.
"It was very difficult to reach you with our problems but I hope with this everybody can reach you and share their problems," said Apeksha.