Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS)

CCTNS is a Mission Mode Project (MMP) under the National e-Governance Plan of Govt. of India. CCTNS aims at creating a comprehensive and integrated system for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of policing. It will not only automate Police functions at Police station and higher levels but will also create facilities and mechanism to provide public services like registration of online complaints, ascertaining the status of case registered at the police station, verification of persons etc.

The records of crimes and criminals available at one police station will be accessible to any other police office. The goals of the system are to facilitate collection, storage, retrieval, analysis, transfer and sharing of data and information at the police station and between the police station and the State Headquarters and the Central Police Organizations. National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) is the central nodal agency that would manage CCTNS

CCTNS In Kerala

Kerala has been selected as a pilot state by NCRB for the implementation of CCTNS project. State Crime Records Bureau (SCRB) is the state nodal agency responsible for implementing the project. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS) has been selected as the System Integrator (SI) for implementing the Project. Accenture Services Pvt. Ltd. was selected as the State Project Monitoring Unit (SPMU)for monitoring the implementation of CCTNS in the state.

Pink Police Patrol

Kerala police introduced ‘Pink Beat’ patrols for enhancing the safety for women and children in public places. The Pink Beat includes specially trained women police personnel. These police personnel will patrol on KSRTC and private stage carriers and will be present at bus stops, schools, colleges and other public places.

The Pink Patrol cars have been equipped with GPS tracking devices as well as cameras installed on the front and rear sides of the vehicles. The camera sends continuous visuals to the control room. These patrol vehicle will be led by a women police officer and will have two other women police personnel. The patrol will be deployed in areas that have high presence of women and will function from 8 am to 8 pm.

These personnel not just monitor the insides of the crowded public buses for misuse and hassle, but also look out for anti-social activities at bus stops, schools and other vulnerable areas.

Subhayathra

The ever increasing accidents on the road in Kerala with nearly 4000 deaths and around 35,000 injured every year, has become a major cause of concern and there is urgent need to make a comprehensive programme of Traffic Safety and Enforcement. Hence Government of Kerala and Kerala Police have decided to launch the Subhayatra2015 Project, which aims at tackling all the Three E's of Traffic, namely Enforcement, Engineering and Education. The project provides for tackling traffic through a multi-faceted, coordinated effort of all sections of the society to make the roads in Kerala, a more safer place to drive.

  • Traffic Helpline Number: 1099
  • Bank Payment of Traffic Fines: As per Go (Ms.) No. 214/2011/Home dated 10.10.2011, government have accorded sanction to implement the scheme for the payment of compounding fee for traffic offenses through State Bank of Travancore. This system is now commissioned in Trivandrum as an experiment.
  • E-ChallanSystem: The system of Digital Challan Generation for traffic checking has been initiated and commissioned.

cOcOn - International Cyber Security Conference

c0c0n, previously known as Cyber Safe, is an annual event conducted as part of the International Information Security Day c0c0n annual conferences started in 2008, as an initiative of Kerala Police in collaboration with Information Security Research Organization (ISRA). The themes of c0c0n keep changing every year. Some of the major themes in the previous years covered areas like - tackling cyber terror, ethical hacking, free tools for cyber investigation, etc.

C0c0n 2019 was held on 27th and 28th of September, 2019. The major themes included areas like – Artificial intelligence, Security compliance, Passwordless economy, Embedded systems, Securing payment data, Routing protocols for enhanced anonymity, Tackling fake news, Threat hunting, Statistical correlations in tracking adversaries, Third party risk management, Cloud security, Block chain technology, etc.

Kid Glove 2019:

Kid Glove is an initiative by Kerala Police along with ISRA (Information Security Research Association) to create awareness among teachers, parents and children. Kid Glove was launched in 2015 as part of c0c0n - International Information Security & Hacking Conference held annually. It focuses on online child protection workshops for parents, teachers and organizations to orient them towards the various cyber threats to children. Kid Glove can help an organization in

  • Defining a cybersecurity strategy
  • Developing curriculum on cyber security for students
  • Providing trainings for Teachers/Parents
  • Conducting events for raising awareness among students/teachers/parents Advisory & Consulting on cybersecurity & online safety

Student Police Cadet

The Student Police Cadet (SPC) Project is a school-based initiative by Kerala Police, implemented jointly by the Departments of Home and Education, and supported by Departments of Transport, Forest, Excise and Local Self-Government. The project trains high school students to evolve as future leaders of a democratic society by inculcating in them respect for the law, discipline, civic sense, empathy for vulnerable sections of society and resistance to social evils. The project also enables youth to explore and develop their innate capabilities, thereby empowering them to resist the growth of negative tendencies such as social intolerance, substance abuse, deviant behavior, and anti-establishment violence. Equally, it strengthens within them commitment towards their family, the community, and the environment.

The Project was launched on August 2, 2010 in 127 high schools/higher secondary schools across Kerala, with 11,176 students, both boys and girls, enrolled as Cadets and 254 teachers trained as school-level Community Police Officers (CPOs). The project was gradually expanded to more and more schools due to immense popularity and ready acceptance by schools, teachers, students, parents, civil society, alike. As on today i.e., by October 2019, as many as 702 schools located in 19 police districts of Kerala with a combined strength of 60,000 cadets and 1404 CPOs have implemented the project.

Union Home Minister has announced on 21st July, 2018, that the SPC project developed by the Kerala Police has been selected for implementing in all the States and Union Territories of India. His announcement came during the inauguration of SPC project in Haryana.

Objectives

1.To mould a generation of youth who willingly respect and abide by Law, and who practice civic sense, democratic behavior and selfless service to society as the natural way of life.

2.To facilitate development of good health, physical and mental fitness, self-control and discipline in youth, thereby enhancing their capacity for hard work and personal achievement.

3.To enable youth to work with police and other enforcement authorities including Forest, Transport, and Excise in preventing crime, maintaining law and order, promoting road safety, and improving internal security and disaster management.

4.To develop social commitment in youth and empower them against deviant behavior in themselves and others, thereby preventing growth of social evils such as drug and alcohol abuse, intolerance, vandalism, separatism, and terrorism in society.

5.To enable youth to explore and develop their inner potential in achieving success, by inculcating in them leadership, teamwork skills, innovative thinking and problem solving ability.

6.To increase knowledge and understanding of effective use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) among youth, preventing its negative influence and enabling them to benefit from the vast potential of ICT.

7.To motivate youth to develop secular outlook, respect for other's fundamental rights and willingness to carry out their fundamental duties as enshrined in the Constitution of India by developing in them qualities of Patriotism, Open-mindedness, Large-heartedness, Inclusiveness, Capability and Effectiveness (POLICE).

Unique Features of SPC Project
  • • An association between the educational and security frameworks of a state, that trains and encourages youth to develop respect for law and abiding by law as a way of life.
  • Uses existing network, infrastructure and leadership qualities of Police to supplement the physical, mental and educational development of youth.
  • Empowers school communities to create safe school environments and confident youth willing to react against social evils.
  • Stimulates parents and community leaders to work with police in creating safer communities.

Clean Campus Safe Campus

The Kerala Government has launched a widespread campaign aimed at arresting the rising prevalence of substance abuse and other inappropriate social behavior among students named 'Clean Campus, Safe Campus', the Home, Education & Health Departments have come together to give shape and implement this long-term campaign that will target students up to standard 12 in the first phase.

Kerala government decided to launch this awareness campaign taking a serious note of large-scale sale of narcotic products in the vicinity of schools and colleges to rid campuses of the menace of drugs, alcohol and tobacco products. As a part of the project, special operation groups have been constituted. During raids, apart from ganja, several ampoules and illegal drugs were also seized.

The main objective of the programme was to wean the students away from the use of these products. About 4.5 million students of 12,000 schools are part of the programme.

The top Malayalam star Mammootty is the brand ambassador for the programme.

For the effective implementation of the Project, Government constituted a three tier committee as follows

  • School Level Monitoring Committee
  • District Level Monitoring Committee
  • State Level Monitoring Committee
Activities to be carried out by the School Level Monitoring Committee clean-campus-safe-campus-banner.jpg
  • Keeping a watchful eye to detect truancy among the students.
  • Creating a database of small shops and establishments frequented by students.
  • Organising programs and activities to effectively utilize free time of students.
  • To conduct counseling session for the children in need of professional help.
  • Initiating action with the police and school authorities to prevent such illegal acts.
  • To declare and ensure that School surroundings are Traffic Safely Zones.
  • Monitoring and reporting anti-social activities in the vicinity of schools like sale and use of tobacco products, alcohol, drugs, pornographic materials, etc and eve-teasing.
  • To act as a catalyst in channelizing and co-ordinating various agencies and organizations working for welfare and development of children.
  • Conducting awareness classes for students, teachers and parents about the adverse effects of substance abuse and the physical, psychological social problems it creates.
  • Conducting campaigns related with environmental protection, road safety, cyber crimes, etc.
  • Installing a tracking system to ensure student safety and proper behavior during their commuting to and from home and school.
  • Insisting on police patrol during school hours and police presence at the school gates at the time of convening and during breaks.
  • Random checking of belongings of the students with the help and permission of parents/guardians.
  • Collecting information about availability and sale of illegal material in Internet Cafes and CD shops near the schools.
  • Encourage the child to report all allegations or disclosures of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect.
  • To report to the concerned authorities when a believed by the committee that a child has been harmed or is at risk of being harmed.
  • Provide a caring, safe, nurturing environment in school for their overall development of students.

School Level Monitoring Committees should be periodically reviewed by District Level Committees. This District Level Monitoring Committee is responsible for reviewing the implementation of "Clean Campus Safe Campus" campaign. The District Level Monitoring Committee can set the law in motion against the violators and conduct surprise inspections to see if the campaign is being implemented in schools and the slated objectives met. This committee should meet at least once in three months.

State Level Monitoring Committee ensure the District Level Monitoring Committees are functioning effectively by calling for periodic reports. This committee will meet at least once in six months. The Hon'ble Minister of Home, Education and Health Departments will also review the functioning of the campaign periodically.

Janamaithri Suraksha Project

Janamaithri Suraksha Project of Kerala Police is a path breaking project which aims to effectively bridge the gap between police and public through participation of citizens in matters of crime prevention, intelligence sharing and prioritizing policing areas at the level of police beats. Designated, well trained male and female beat officers directly interact with each and every family and citizen in their beat and develop familiarity with the happenings in the locality.

Janamaithri Suraksha Project of Kerala Police is a path breaking project which aims to effectively bridge the gap between police and public through participation of citizens in matters of crime prevention, intelligence sharing and prioritizing policing areas at the level of police beats. Designated, well trained male and female beat officers directly interact with each and every family and citizen in their beat and develop familiarity with the happenings in the locality.

Experience shows that by seeking the active co-operation of the public in performance of police duties, the process of Law Enforcement becomes far more effective. The term Community Police does not refer to either a new police group or a local community group that undertakes policing work themselves. On the other hand, it envisages a method of policing by members of the police organization quite distinct from the traditional style that seeks the cooperation of the community, understands the needs of the “community”, gives priority to the security of the “community”, and, taking into account the resources available within the “community”, attempts to streamline the activities of police personnel at local police stations to address the special problems of each community. Government of Kerala launched Janamaithri Suraksha Project in 20 selected Police Stations in March, 2008. As on today Janamaithri Suraksha Project is implemented in all 478 Police stations in Kerala. It was introduced in a phased manner to cover over half the police stations by 2012 and the remaining by 2018. The project has made tremendous impact on Kerala Society. Further a number of initiatives such as establishment of Coastal Vigilance Committees, Road Safety Programmes, etc. are being implemented in the State. These programmes also are based on the philosophy, principles and practices of Community Policing. Since Community Policing involves a philosophy of policing which is distinct from the traditional approach to policing, it is of crucial importance that appropriate training inputs are given for developing the right attitude, imparting the relevant knowledge and skills among the cutting edge level police officials.

In order to popularize the concept of Janamaithri Project, Janamaithri Kendrams/centres were opened in District and Battalion Headquarters. These centres help people to come and interact with police. These centres have become extremely popular with the public.


Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS)

CCTNS is a Mission Mode Project (MMP) under the National e-Governance Plan of Govt. of India. CCTNS aims at creating a comprehensive and integrated system for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of policing. It will not only automate Police functions at Police station and higher levels but will also create facilities and mechanism to provide public services like registration of online complaints, ascertaining the status of case registered at the police station, verification of persons etc.