DGP unveils complex for cybercrimes

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DGP unveils complex for cybercrimes

Tuesday, 03 November 2020 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

In view of the rising cybercrimes in the State, Director General of Police (DGP) Abhay inaugurated a three-storied Cyber Complex at Keshari Nagar here on Monday.

The complex would soon comprise a cyber police station of the CID Crime Branch and a lab-cum-training centre for Cyber Prevention against Women and Children (CCPWC). Besides, in future, a social media analysis cell would also operate under the complex.

The lab-cum-training centre would impart training to police as well as judicial officials to enhance their knowledge as a first responder to cyber complaint, cybercrime investigator and a well-acquainted cybercrime prosecutor.With this, the total number of cyber police stations in the State has increased to four.

The DGP said that there is a lack of skill in the Odisha police to tackle the rising number of cybercrimes. Through the cyber police stations, more and more police personnel would be imparted skill development training, he said.

“Controlling cybercrimes is a major challenge for Odisha police. There is a need to develop skills of police personnel for this. At least one police personnel in every police station should be well-efficient to investigate cybercrimes.

A discussion has already been initiated with the National Police Academy for training of the police personnel in the State,” the DGP stated.

The training would be provided by the National Digital Crime Research and Training Centre (NDCRTC) of the National Police Academy.

A target has been set to conduct at least eight training sessions by the NDCRTC, he added.

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