A Tech Centre Is Being Set Up To Help Delhi Police Fight Cyber Crime

Harin - Dec 04, 2018


A Tech Centre Is Being Set Up To Help Delhi Police Fight Cyber Crime

A new Centre for Technology and Policing is being set up in New Delhi by IIIT-Delhi for policy improvement as well as cybercrime combat.

A new Centre for Technology and Policing is being set up by IIIT-Delhi for policy improvement in the capital. The centre aims to provide Delhi Police with an assist in image processing, social media analysis and cyber policing.

In current time, there are groups of tech-savvy criminals who are capable of committing cybercrime with more modern and more creative ways, which proves to be a challenge for police enforcement. IIIT-D director, Ranjan Bose said that in the world of the internet like today, there will not be any crime that does not make use of electronic devices with internet protocol connectivity.

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The centre also mentioned that a process of operation modernization is being carried out. Moreover, the prospect of making use of state-of-the-art technology is also being looked into for crime combatting and law and order managing. So it is crucial to include private organizations, research organizations, and universities focusing on specific fields such as technology, public policy, law, and engineering.

Bosed added that with the establishment of this specialized centre, by working with AI (Artificial Intelligence), Delhi Police will be able to take advantage of technology for ‘smart policing’.

In the future, the institute also plans to organize courses for students to equip them with knowledge on investigation technology and police practices.

To solve technical problems that law enforcement staff need to deal with daily, world-renowned researches in different fields like image processing, network, and data forensics, cyber security, social network analysis, augmented reality, wireless communication, and biometrics will be recruited. The aim is to make use of cutting-edge IT to research, develop and broaden technology and programs.

The centre would direct and monitor the staff so that they can have more knowledge in the latest techniques and tools. With this acquired knowledge, the staff will be able to assist in different aspects of policing such as urban crime and terrorism, disaster and traffic management. The launching of the centre will probably on December 4.

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