Three projects of the Kerala Police have received the Skoch Award this year. The awards were given to Virtual Q, E-VIP and WhatsApp system that was developed in partnership with banks to prevent OTP fraud. The Skoch Award is the highest civilian honor in the country given by an independent body. S Sreejith, IG, Crime Branch Trivandrum Range received the award at a function held in New Delhi.
Last year, the Kerala Police received the Skoch Gold Award for their rescue efforts during the Flood 2018. Kerala Police was also awarded the Skoch Honor of Merit Award last year for the Student Police Cadet, Pink Police Patrol and for the Project HOPE, which encourages drop out students to continue their studies.