Vijayawada: Police stations across all the cities in Andhra Pradesh, to start with capital region, will be integrated with WiFi to the respective police headquarters in districts and cities in a phased manner.
Director general of police N. Sambasiva Rao said that border police stations will be strengthened. Speaking to media persons here on Thursday, the DGP said that Police Commemoration Day will be held at Indira Gandhi Municipal Corporation (IGMC) stadium in the city on Friday.
Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, police officers and staff would pay tributes to police personnel who sacrificed their lives for the nation, he said. The DGP also said that the state police has successfully addressed the Maoists issue and stood as a model to the other states.
But some areas under the Visakhapatnam Rural and East Godavari have threat from them, he observed. He said entire police department was alert on the Naxalite problem.
The DGP said that the police department has decided that DSP-level officers should go to kin of the police martyrs to extend support to them. All the superintendents of police (SP) have followed this in the state, he added.
About 14 police officers and staff sacrificed their lives in the state of Andhra Pradesh, the DGP said. The department wanted to implement a health scheme to parents of the police personnel also, he said. Mr Sambasiva Rao stated that the government would recruit 5,250 police personnel next year and provide master health checkup to them.
The police chief said that the government was thinking about injured police personnel and who are on the bed now, he said.
The police department would start functioning from January 2017 at Mangalagiri, he said. Major departments like Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), CID and the Intelligence were shifted to Vijayawada and started functioning, he added. Due to operational issues, the complete relocation of the departments like Grey Hounds will take place later, he said and added, however, the Grey Hounds was already on its job at Visakhapatnam.
Mr Sambasiva Rao further said that the police would focus on several agitations being continued in the state, which are being sponsored by some forces. If there is any reason for the agitation, police would discuss with the government to resolve the problem, he said. He also warned that police would put special focus on agitations and dharnas.
DGP Law and Order R.P. Thakur, Vijayawada police commissioner D. Gautam Sawang, additional DGPs N.V. Suren-drababu, Dwarka Tiru-mala Rao and others were present....