Delhi police diary: Soon, cyber crime teams in all police stations

In February this year, police said the first batch of 150 personnel from police stations across the city received a week’s training on cyber crime.

Written by Alok Singh | New Delhi | Published:October 5, 2016 2:42 am

WITH AN aim to form a cyber team in every police station, Delhi Police is holding training sessions for its inspectors and sub-inspectors on how to probe cyber crimes. As of now, police said over 550 inspectors and sub-inspectors have already completed the training sessions.

In February this year, police said the first batch of 150 personnel from police stations across the city received a week’s training on cyber crime. Recently, 550 more personnel attended the session, which was held five days in a week. Officials said the session is being held at the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) at Mandir Marg.

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Deputy Commissioner of Police (cyber cell) Anyesh Roy told The Indian Express that their goal was to set up a team, whose expertise will be in dealing with cyber crime cases, at every police station.

Officials said the capital has 160 police stations comprising over 70,000 personnel. Another 15,000 personnel are posted in other units of Delhi police.

“The training is conducted on the basis of nominations. We ask the station house officers (SHO) to send us inspectors or those sub-inspectors who have been directly recruited into the force. At each police station, the team will be headed by an inspector,” said Roy.

He added, “The officers are asked to bring their laptops for the sessions where they are brought up to date with the latest cyber crime methods and techniques to investigate cases. We have several training sessions, which include lectures from our cyber experts,” added Roy.

Roy said the sessions will continue till every police station has a dedicated cyber expert team.

Presently, the Cyber Cell team of Delhi Police has 40 personnel, including 17 inspectors, who have been trained to probe cyber crimes such as hacking, cheating, fraud, harassment and stalking. According to an officer, a cyber team at every police station will help in solving cases faster.

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