Jaipur: In the annual conference held at FICCI, New Delhi, Jaipur Police received the FICCI SMART Policing Awards 2017, in two categories.
The award was given to additional commissioner of police, Prafful Kumar, who received it on the behalf of the police commissioner. The award was given to the city police’s two initiatives out of those one is senior citizen security application and the other is Hot spot Analysis.
The senior citizen security app of Jaipur was launched in October 2016 and has around 3289 elderly people connected with it. The app works by collecting data of elderly people who are living by themselves in the city. This data is secured with the nearest police station. The app has a panic button , clicking on which the user can send a direct message, along with attached videos or images, to police control room who could offer them necessary assistance at the earliest. Furthermore, a police officer calls up at the doors of the registered senior citizens to ask about their well being, for the effective execution of the project.
The other winning initiative, Hot Spot Analysis, works by bringing efficiency in the monitoring of property related issues. Under the initiative, the police records and displays the place and time of property crimes on the digital map of Jaipur provided by the IT department of the city.
On the occasion Police Commissioner, Sanjay Agarwal, said, "Applications were invited in 17 different categories from all across the country for the award. We had sent two applications for our efforts in elder safety and surveillance and monitoring”, as was reported by TOI.