Gurgaon police and business school Management Development Institute (MDI) signed an MoU on Tuesday to collaborate on projects aimed at making Gurgaon safer.
“The initiative consists of two projects. One project has been named ‘Shakti’ and, under the second, a ‘Crime Index’ would be created for Gurgaon, which will help police in assessing the crime rate scientifically,” Commissioner of Police Alok Mittal said.
Under the terms of the MoU, both projects would be completed in 16-18 months. Moreover, the projects would be undertaken by the MDI with Gurgaon police assisting it by providing crime data.
Project ‘Shakti’ would deal with data relating to the women’s helpline in Gurgaon (1091). The data would be analysed to improve police response.
Police believe the ‘Crime Index’ data would help them tackle crime more effectively. “The data would help us analyse whether the crime rate has increased or decreased in Gurgaon. For this, the MDI faculty would conduct a basic survey of crime incidents in Gurgaon, recording which areas are more prone to crime, the reasons behind it, timings of occurrence, age group of criminals and age group of victims. It is basically an exercise to develop an ability to predict the occurrence of crime in advance so that preventive measures can be taken by police. Once created, the crime index would be prepared for the whole of Gurgaon district,” Mittal said.
MDI director Mukul Gupta said, “The MDI for the first time has been given an opportunity to do something for Gurgaon. We hope that we would be able to contribute in making Gurgaon safer by improving policing here.”