Type to search

Punjab Safe City Authority: Efficient Policing?

Punjab Safe City Authority: Efficient Policing?

Balach Khan
Share

With the inception of the dolphin squad and E-challans, it is clear that Punjab is looking to change the way the police has worked an is effectively trying to overturn the “Thaana Culture” as well. Another addition to these changes is the Punjab Safe City Authority (PSCA)

The PSCA is divided into two sections: the Punjab Police Integrated Command, Control, and Communication Centre (PPIC3), which serves as the monitoring and dispatching centre, and the On-Field police officials (such as dolphin or the Punjab Police). What’s different about this system is the transparency it espouses to; the PSCA releases a monthly report of complaints filed, actions taken, cases of pre-emptive investigation due to security cameras and surveillance of protests and processions for security reasons. This transparency is something entirely unprecedented in how the police have worked for so long in Punjab.

The most recent monthly report released was for the month of September. The PSCA made 16,132 observations that led to FIRs in 75 cases and investigation of more than 1,710 suspicious individuals by PRU and Dolphin Squad and a thorough probe of 1,451 suspicious vehicles.

1,244 vehicles were intercepted for violating the number plate guidelines or not displaying registration number plates, and on-field units acted on such cases. In September, the OMC, employing the state-of-the-art CCTV surveillance operations through the geo-strategic grid of cameras within the metropolis, monitored more than 93 rallies and protest demonstrations, all the while ensuring security measures for them as well.

The 15 emergency helpline received 389,334 calls, out of which, 266,077 were considered hoaxes while approximately 39,871 calls were made with genuine concerns, on which, the Dispatch Control Center (DCC) generated cases for action.

As many as 22,870 calls were made to seek information, consultancy and traffic-related information.

PPIC3 served electronic data evidence acquisition requests initiated by Punjab police and other law enforcement agencies by releasing data pertaining to more than 224 heinous crime cases in addition to showing footage to the investigation officers in 708 instances.

PSCA extended its services in 1,376 cases pertaining to rescue and 1,915 cases pertaining to traffic queries and emergency calls. The PSCA Public Safety app contributed to the recovery of four missing persons, three stolen cars, 155 motorbikes and two auto-rickshaws through its Lost & Found Centre.

PSCA has initiated a crackdown in coordination with Punjab police and the city traffic police against illegal and non-custom paid vehicles as well.

It has also utilised its public address systems capable of two-way communication at around 250 locations across the city on important national days. The systems are tasked to manage traffic, conflicts and mobs in any developing situations. PSCA has requested the citizens to contact the 15 helpline in case of an emergency or to report an illegal activity.

In addition to this, PACS has released a mobile application that has an easy to use interface and a special feature to report crimes against women. It also features lost and found reports and traffic information.

The PSCA has also been using its social media presence to raise awareness about underage marriages. Stating punishments and how to report such incidents.

PSCA’s campaign against underage marriages. Source: PSCA social media

Statistics source: thenews.com.pk

Tags::
Balach Khan
Balach Khan

Balach Khan is the Urdu editor at ProperGaanda and writes articles about Politics, Entertainment and Social Issues. Twitter: @alreadytakenwas

  • 1

You Might also Like

29 Comments

  1. generic viagra online April 21, 2020

    ahead shelter [url=http://viacheapusa.com/#]generic viagra online[/url] hard wealth
    never challenge generic viagra sales within fight generic viagra
    online downtown bottle http://viacheapusa.com/

    Reply
  2. generic ventolin April 21, 2020

    first tie [url=https://amstyles.com/#]generic ventolin[/url] frequently library
    fair candidate inhalers online without an rx slowly obligation generic ventolin ever sink https://amstyles.com/

    Reply
  3. Ljuacx x May 11, 2020

    Nooqtp qpgila sildenafil generic

    Reply
  4. Afouvn qppoxb buy cheap generic viagra online Viagra next day delivery

    Reply
  5. Estherrix May 13, 2020

    Xbtbbc tgdbdn viagra online Viagra overnight delivery

    Reply
  6. buy ed pills May 22, 2020

    Iyuvtz sjodxi erection pills that work medicine for impotence

    Reply
  7. Dan Shovo May 22, 2020

    This is a bleeding compelling post. Check my purlieus [url=http://mambojambo.com]mambo jambo[/url]

    Reply
  8. Jlpvns ncgwik erectile dysfunction medication cheap erectile dysfunction

    Reply
  9. otc ed pills May 26, 2020

    Jwpnor xlmtts mens ed pills best ed pills at gnc

    Reply
  10. ed medications May 28, 2020

    Onhwqi pbqcks non prescription erection pills erectile dysfunction pills

    Reply
  11. Iomwtk grwjlb cialis best over the counter ed pills

    Reply
  12. Estherrix June 1, 2020

    Qtraoi nvcsnz Buy viagra online Canadian healthcare viagra sales

    Reply
  13. Affiliate Marketing June 6, 2020

    I very like this blog. Everything is cleared.

    Reply
  14. Jamessaula June 10, 2020

    Знаете ли вы?
    Русские мечтали о шапке-невидимке, а древние греки — о кольце невидимости.
    100-летний ветеран внёс уникальный вклад в борьбу со смертельной угрозой.
    Фиктивно отменить рабство в Камбодже её короля заставили французские колонизаторы.
    Убийца с руками-клешнями избежал тюрьмы, но позже сам был убит.
    Возможно, что американцы уже в 1872 году вмешались в канадские выборы.

    http://www.0pb8hx.com/

    Reply
  15. Jamessaula June 11, 2020

    Знаете ли вы?
    Согласно мифу, Марута Сар пыталась примирить Арарат и Арагац, но не смогла.
    Клирик-саксонец стать папой римским не захотел, а патриархом Севера не смог.
    Андрогинный псевдоним не спас автора от расшифровки.
    Сын политика-пьяницы помог принять сухой закон в своей провинции.
    Самцы косатки, обитающие в Британской Колумбии, всю жизнь живут с мамой.

    http://www.0pb8hx.com/

    Reply
  16. careprost eye drops June 14, 2020

    careprost eye drops https://www.jueriy.com/

    Reply
  17. Jamessaula June 20, 2020

    Знаете ли вы?
    Сооснователь и глава Социал-демократической партии Великобритании стал бароном.
    Зелёный чай может быть розовым.
    Водитель ледового комбайна стал звездой единственного матча НХЛ, в котором принял участие.
    Иракский физрук получил мировую известность под псевдонимом «ангел смерти».
    Каждая шестая яркая галактика во Вселенной очень сильно испускает газы.

    http://www.0pb8hx.com/

    Reply
  18. Kgrkzu kdaxrf vardenafil 10mg

    Reply
  19. Canada viagra generic July 3, 2020

    Kvnvnh ortmfn cash loans online best casino online

    Reply
  20. tadalafil cialis July 5, 2020

    Wosxha lfucto lasix uses lasix furosemide

    Reply
  21. generic cialis 20mg July 6, 2020

    Rszzua uhvoty lasix for sale lasix 40 mg

    Reply
  22. JerryDip July 7, 2020

    Знаете ли вы?
    Российских легкоалетов могут сурово наказать за действия чиновников от спорта.
    Китайскую пустыню засадили лесами и открыли там фешенебельный курорт.
    Китай реализует в Пакистане собственный План Маршалла.
    Залётная птаха занесена в перечень птиц России спустя более полувека после открытия вида.
    Водитель ледового комбайна стал звездой единственного матча НХЛ, в котором принял участие.

    http://arbeca.net/

    Reply
  23. tadalafil 20 July 8, 2020

    Hwwslj vjjadm generic lasix lasix 40mg

    Reply
  24. JerryDip July 9, 2020

    Знаете ли вы?
    Битву русских дружин и монголо-татар возле леса отмечают сразу в трёх селениях.
    Англичане купили заказанную португальцами рукопись голландца и бельгийца с изображениями монархов десяти королевств.
    100-летний ветеран внёс уникальный вклад в борьбу со смертельной угрозой.
    Самцы косатки, обитающие в Британской Колумбии, всю жизнь живут с мамой.
    Видеоигру с простейшей графикой называли и шедевром, и троллингом.

    http://www.arbeca.net/

    Reply
  25. viagra online pharmacy July 9, 2020

    Nfizmz rfjqxn clomid online clomid order online

    Reply

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *