(Protection of women in Public, Private & Digital Space)
In recent times, there has been a perceived increase in
crimes against women, particularly with regards to dowry harassments/marital
problems, online abuse, stalking, molestation, rape etc. The COVID lockdowns
have also given more opportunities for such harassments to increase and so
there is urgent need to devise a comprehensive project to deal with the
emerging problems and also to revitalise our existing women friendly schemes.
In this regard a special project titled “Pink Protection Project’’ (Protection
of women in public, private& digital space) is launched with the following
Patrol has been specifically introduced to address issues specifically related
to safety, security of Women & Children in Public Space, and it is proposed
to strengthen the system further is the work of the present issues.
The Pink Patrol with cars (Etios &
Swift) equipped with GPS tracking devices, camera installed on the front and
rear sides of the vehicles sending continuous visuals to the Police control
room and vehicles are operated by women police officers. Each car has three
(1+3) Women Police Officer/ personnel. The patrol cars are deployed in areas
that have high presence of women and functions between 8 am to 8 pm. In
each district, the Pink Control Room has a command & control centre with
trained police personnel, which is now fully synchronized with ERSS number “112”.
Whenever control room receives a call from 1515, it flashes the same on the
concerned MDT in the pink patrol vehicle. On receiving such calls, the pink
patrol vehicle moves to the victim’s location for providing assistance. We propose to increase the number of Pink
Patrols to five numbers in each police districts, to effectively address the
issues related to women. This will
ensure better presence in public areas and faster response to calls in
The present issues of dowry
harassment, dowry deaths, marital discords are problems limited to “inside the households”
and so the Police action to prevent these crimes are highly limited. These cases can only be handled when
complaints are received formally. To
collect information/intelligence on such crimes, it is planned to start a
dedicated “Pink Beat team” consisting of 1 WCPO / 1 CPO who will be entrusted
for patrolling, in the certain prescribed areas and they will be entrusted with
data collection on women harassment incidents inside homes. Pink Janamaithry
Beats while visiting the houses will question the neighbors, Panchayat members,
local volunteers and they will collect information on such unreported marital
discords/harassments and report the same to the SHO for remedial action. They will also keep a tab on newly wedded
couples and families to ensure that dowry harassments and related issues do not
‘Pink Control Room’
with ‘Pink Beats’ was set up as a solution for handling of emergency
calls and signals from women & children in distress. The Pink Beat
included specially trained women police personnel. Who were entrusted the task of preventing
crimes against women like molestation, eve teasing in areas of public
thoroughfare. These police personnel patrol the Kerala State Road Transport
Corporation (KSRTC) and private state carriers and at bus stops, schools,
colleges and other public places to prevent and detect such offences. At present, Pink Control Rooms
are there in 14 police districts (Thiruvananthapuram City, Thiruvananthapuram
Rural, Kollam City, Pathanamthitta, Allepey, Kottayam, Kochi City, Ernakulam
Rural, Thrissur City, Palakkad, Malapuram, Kozhikode City, Kannur &
Kasargod). Pink Beats will now be activated in all such public places by the
4. Pink Shadow
Pink shadow patrolling team will be introduced
in Police Districts operating from Women Police Station, in the areas that have
high presence of women. These personnel in mufty, will 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. They will act as decoys to catch habitual eve
teases and molesters.
This is the Bike Patrolling
team introduced in certain Police Districts in the areas that have high presence
of women and operating from Women Police Station and entrusted with Quarantine
checking & Beat Patrol. This will be
introduced in all the Police districts, both as a security measure and for
Covid protocol implementation.
Pink Digital Drive
address the issues related to online harassment of women on the digital
platform/phone and the social media, all the cyber cells/cyberdomes and cyber
police stations will conduct a special digital patrolling drive to take down
all such websites/groups/pages responsible for digital harassment of
women. Stringent cases will be
registered against offenders indulging in stalking and harassment of women in
public space. Take profile in social
media will be targeted and identified and strict action under IT Act will be
taken against such offenders.
Vanitha Cells & Counseling Centres.
Cells are functioning in all Police districts where petition on harassment
against women, family dispute are handled on a large scale. DPC’s will ensure that the counseling centres
are activated in all Vanitha cells, with the assistance of counselors from the
Social Welfare Department or from reputed NGO’s, so that such petitions are
handled effectively. The Counseling
centres should be the first line dispute redressal forum for all family related
projects for protection of women will fail, if there is no immediate and quick
response to complaints received from them.
In this regard all SHO’s, Vanitha Cells, Cyber Cells, Police Station
etc. should be energized and activated to ensure a positive bias to complaints
received from women. DPC’s should
organize special Classes / Awareness sessions to ensure that the officers are
motivated to deal with all such complaints effectively & quickly.
App / POL-App.
Police has already launched an App “NIRBHAYAM” Exclusively for women for
women in distress, with an emergency button – the same feature is already
available in the Integrated App of Kerala Police, POL-App. The women can be encouraged to download
these apps and use the same in “emergency” situations.
Cyber dome is conceived as a centre for excellence for Kerala Police in cyber security. It is a public private partnership initiative which pools the resources of various stakeholders to augment the capacity to address the ever growing challenges to cyber security. It is envisaged to meet the long term security challenges in the digital arena of the modern world, by bridging the gap between the latest changes and innovations in the cyber space and the skill set of Kerala Police, in combating the emerging cyber threats. It is envisaged as a collaboration Centre for both public and private stakeholders to converge and share information, as well as resources, that will enhance the safety of our cyber space.
Further details are given in the link
Kerala Police Cyberdome
G.O (Ms.) No.167/2014/Home. Dated 22/08/2014
The Cyberdome envisages an online office of Technical experts/Ethical Hackers/Cyber professionals, who can assist the police in the area of Cyber Security and Cyber Crime Investigation. It is an esteemed group of Cyber Security Experts/ Ethical Hackers/Cyber Professionals who are proud to be referred as Cyberdome Volunteers. Kerala Police recently conducted the event KID GLOVE 2019 signifying and highlighting the ways and means to protect children from cyber crimes. An annual international cyber security and policing conference in the name of c0c0n conference is held every year. Over the last decade, it has grown in popularity and has acquired the status of a pilgrimage for cyber security experts not only from all over the country but from the world over.
IAPS -Internal Administrative Processing System
iAPS is a web based application to be used in the Administrative Offices and Subordinate Offices of Police Department. The intention of the project is to make the activities in the Department more transparent both with the public and with the Police Personnel itself. The software is developed by Kerala State IT Mission through KELTRON. The Project has been sanctioned under State Plan Projects for the year 2010-2011 as per GO(Rt) No. 2178/2010/Home dtd 30/06/2010. The project has been implemented throughout the department through State Crime Record Bureau, Thiruvananthapuram.
Sri. Manoj Abraham IPS,
Addl.Director General of Police,
State Crime Records Bureau
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 481 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.
"Aparajitha is Online" is a quick response mechanism for grievance redressalof online based harassment of women and girls"
Most of such online harassment are not reported to the Police because of the societal pressure for not reporting, or because the offender may be a close friend or a relative for various blackmailing tactics adopted by the offender: and most importantly the women feel not confident or feel insecure in going to Police to handle such problems. In the past, though, we have taken some steps in this regard, due to delay in handling such matters, due to various technical issues, etc. Our efforts did not give desired results. Needless to mention, in such instance, a sensitive and technically robust, quick response mechanism is to be put in place by the Police.
SP, Women Cell will be incharge for grievance redressal at the State Level and at the police station level specilly to deal with complaints of online harassment of women.
Utmost confidentiality of victim's and her family will be ensured. Reporting of a complaint should not lead to shaming of the victims or further harassment by the offender. Tact, cyber savvyness and empathy are the most important per-requisities for this work
SP women Cell will maintain the data of all trained cyber savvy WCPO/WSCPOs. Complaints should be received into an exclusive email to be created and managed by SP Women Cell and should be forwarded to a Police Station in the specific emails created for this purpose. These emails shall be operated only by the concerned WCPO/WSCPOs in the police station also. Their main objective is to enquire and identify and locate the offenders. For this they will/can take the help of police station level Cyber cell, District Cyber Cell, HI-Tech Cell, Cyber Dome etc.. After identifying such offender the complainant may be informed and with his/her complaint legal action to be taken (As many a times close friends and relatives are the culprits and prosecution becomes unsuccessful). Thus legal steps (if needed to be taken against the offenders) may be initiated by the concerned SHO under intimation to the concerned District Police Chief and the SP Women Cell.
Complaints to be forwarded to the Email : email@example.com
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
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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
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
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
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).
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 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
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.
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.