Top cops gather to discuss coordination of Southern states

Hyderabad: With an aim to build safer societies, a meeting of Southern Regional Coordination Committee was held in Hyderabad with Director Generals of Police from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Union Territory of Puducherry.

The committee discussed various issues related to coordination between the states concerning crime prevention and detection, concerns on the investigation of cybercrimes and more. The meeting also discussed sharing a database of profiles of inter-state offenders, drugs offenders and organised crimes and criminals, and foreign immigrants.

The committee decided to appoint a nodal officer for better coordination. It was also decided to form small functional groups for the implementation of various decisions taken during the meeting. Telangana and other states presented good practices and policing initiatives at the event. It was further decided to have a meeting next year for a review of the implementation of the decisions taken.

Karnataka DGP Neelamani Raju, Kerala DGP Loknath Behera, Tamil Nadu DGP JK Tripathy, AP DGP D Gautam Sawang, DIG Puducherry Ishwar Singh, and other staff officers from the southern states attended the meeting. Maharashtra DGP Subodh Kumar Jaiswal also participated in the conference as a special invitee as the state shares close borders with many South states.

The participants appreciated Telangana Police IT Initiatives and best practices like CCTNS, ICJS, She teams, and Bharosa. On behalf of Telangana Police, DGP M Mahendar Reddy, Principal Secretary (Home) Rajiv Trivedi, Telangana Road Safety Authority Chairman T Krishna Prasad, Additional Director General of Police Jitender, Ravi Gupta and several other senior police officials also participated in the meeting.

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