DID YOU KNOW?
With the exponential increase in internet and mobile penetration, the country is witnessing an unprecedented increase in cyber and mobile device-enabled crimes, even as an increasing number of crimes and subversive and terrorist activities are committed with the help of the internet and mobile devices.
Police can no longer simply connect the dots at a national level between the crime and the criminal, unless they resort to use of digital forensics tools, which can help trace criminals through a complex series of networks, across jurisdictions. This also brings us to the need to move to evidence based policing. Digital forensics therefore becomes an essential part of an investigation, allowing police to trace, identify and build a case against a suspect.
DID YOU KNOW?
THAT AN AVERAGE POLICEWOMAN / POLICEMAN IN INDIA WORKS FOR 12 TO 16 HOURS A DAY?
POLICE CITIZEN RATION
The Police Station is the basic brick on which the entire edifice of the police system is built. The constable and the Sub Inspector of Police are the cutting edge of the police. Our citizen-civil police ratio is one of the lowest in the world and our policewomen and men are saddled with an unbelievably long list of duties ranging from beat patrolling and crime prevention, crime investigation and prosecution, service of summons and execution of warrants, VIP security and security of vital installations, maintenance of law and order, traffic regulation, enforcement of an ever increasing number of legislations – the list is seemingly endless. Our police personnel are on call 24 hours, 7 days a week and on an average, each one works for 12 to 16 hours a day, on some days even more!
LIVING AND WORKING CONDITIONS
To secure leave or a holiday is practically very difficult for the average policewoman and policeman and she/he rarely gets an opportunity to spend with her/his family and children during the festivals. Apart from braving the hot summer sun and chilling winter nights, the rising levels of air and noise pollutions of our cities, the average police person is also usually under tremendous conditions of work-related stress.