Soon, email your police complaint
By Petlee Peter
Apprehensive about walking into a police station and lodging a complaint? You don’t have to worry anymore. Police assistance is also going online in a matter of a month, wherein complainants can lodge their complaints via e-mail at their respective police stations or with the top cops.
The Tamil Nadu Police Department will soon allocate 2,000 email IDs to various police officers in the city, starting from the Director General of Police himself to the City Police Commissioner and Inspectors of all stations in the city and suburbs. The e-mail IDs will be circulated among the public soon via media. The laying of the broadband cables and instalment of the facility is in progress and the system will be in place by next month.
Recently, all police stations in the city and suburbs had received computers and as per recent orders a BSNL broadband connection will be provided to all police stations. Police sources say that each station will have an email ID to which the public can email their complaints from their email IDs and even send in evidence clips.
One person at each police station will be in charge of receiving the emails, recording the complaints and passing it on to the Inspector of the station, polices sources add.
The email facility will be made available throughout the state and in all the departments that come under the Tamil Nadu Police, including Vigilance and Anti-Corruption. There will be 93 email IDs in the DGP office, including that of the top officers and the DGP himself.
For the city and suburban police limits, there will be a total of 222 email IDs, through which the public can write in directly to the City Police Commissioner, Suburban Commissioner, Additional Commissioner and other officers in the ranks of Joint Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner and local Inspector.