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MPA to train cops in handling cyber crimes

Maharashtra Police Academy has set up modern computer laboratories to train police officials in countering growing cyber crimes.

india Updated: Jul 02, 2008 11:36 IST

PTI
Hindustantimes
         

Maharashtra Police Academy (MPA) has set up modern computer laboratories to train police officials in countering growing cyber crimes.

City based MPA, which trains police officers and police sub inspectors, has set up two computer labs to train cops simaltenously in tackling cyber crimes.

Speaking to newspersons here on Tuesday, MPA's deputy director Ritesh Kumar said the police officers and staff from all over state would be provided proper training as white-colored-crimes are on rise.

Solving on line frauds such as phishing, purchasing on one's credit card, hacking transactions through credit cards and threatening messages using e-mail were a challenge before police, Riteshkumar added.

Considering facts, MPA has come up with modern computer labs and also included syllabus of computer integrated police application in its training programme, he said.

The labs have 56 computers connected through a wireless system. So far 630 police officers and employees have been trained while officers from other departments would also be trained after the completion of third laboratory, he added.