Neglect of duty may land PCR staff in big trouble

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Jan 06, 2015 15:30 IST

Neglecting duty may land police control room (PCR) motorcycle staff in trouble, as the police department has connected the PCR motorcycles with control room through global positioning system (GPS).

The police commissioner Pramod Ban has inaugurated the control room on Monday and also flagged off the motorcycles equipped with the GPS.

The police have also established a sub-control room to keep a tab on the position of motorcycles at assistant commissioner of police’s (ACP) south office at Sherpur Chowk.

So, from now on staff bunking off duty and sitting here and there instead of patrolling could be tracked with the help of this system.

It is second attempt to connect PCR motorcycles with control room through GPS. Earlier, the police had installed GPS system in the motorcycles that was meant for four-wheelers. That GPS used to consume battery of the vehicle and had turned as a burden for the department. Eventually, the police had decided to remove it.

Inaugurating the sub-control room, police commissioner Pramod Ban said, “The special feature of GPS is that official at control room can check the location of the motorcycle and the distance covered by the motorcycle. The GPS system will also inform the officials about areas patrolled by the motorcycle.”

“If the police personnel deputed on PCR motorcycle is found wasting time by sitting somewhere, the GPS system will trace his location. The officers can analyse the performance of the police personnel in PCR motorcycle staff,” said the police commissioner.

“If the personnel try to temper with the equipment, it will send an SMS to numbers of senior police officials. If the motorcycle goes beyond its designated area, the GPS will also inform the senior officials about it through SMS,” Ban said.

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