BY MEGHA GOSWAMI
Uttar Pradesh Police on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for crime mapping analytics and predictive systems.
The MoU was signed here at the DGP HQ by O P Singh, DGP, UP and V Raghu Venkataraman, Director, Advanced Data Processing Research Institute, ADRIN, ISRO.
This collaboration between Uttar Pradesh Police and the Indian Space Research Organization is intended to equip the Uttar Pradesh Police Force with cutting-edge software to better fight crime. As per the MoU signed in Lucknow by UP police chief O.P. Singh and ISRO’s Advanced Data Processing Research Institute Director V. Raghu Venkataraman; relevant data from the UP police records, UP 100 and CCTNS will be made accessible to ISRO so that the relevant department can develop software that will help UP police; map, visualize and file reports and queries about crimes in the state.
Additionally; the software will enable the state police to create offender and complainant profiles that are expected to aid in predictive policing which helps stop crime before it occurs. The MoU makes room for 3 year collaboration between UP police and ISRO.
Speaking on the subject of the MoU; the state DGP put emphasis the fact that crime mapping software developed by ADRIN will be of great help to the police and those most vulnerable to crime in the state. He made special note of the changing nature of crime and stressed on the fact that the UP police force will be going forward with an analytical and scientific approach to crime.