ISRO To Help Delhi Police Tracking Criminals


New Delhi: The Delhi Police will soon start using space technology for live crime mapping and adopting a “predictive policing” mechanism being developed in partnership with the Indian Space Research Organisation.

“The Crime Mapping, Analytics and Predictive System (CMAPS) is being operationalized by Delhi Police in partnership with ISRO for effective use of space technology-based tools for ensuring internal security,” a senior police official said on Sunday.

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He said the system would help in crime control and law and order and security management through analysis of relevant data and patterns, leading to the optimisation of available resources.

The system will be complete with police officials being equipped with Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) devices connected to a central processor, which stores records of more than 2 lakh criminals.

The system will enable real time access to vital information at the crime scene itself so the officials do not have to go back to police stations for filing reports, the senior official said, adding the system will be capable of converting every distress call into a digital message with the location of the caller being flashed through global positioning system.

With the new space technology-based system, the police will also be able to identify gangs in specific areas real time.