: With a view to enhancing women’s security, the City police have geared up to roll out three units of the Pink Police Patrol.
The vehicles, equipped with continuous tracking devices, are among those that will be deployed by the Kerala Police in Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode with the prime objective of extending assistance to women, children and senior citizens in distress.
According to G. Siva Vikram, Deputy Commissioner of Police, each vehicle will be led by a woman police officer and will have two other women police personnel. The patrol vehicles will be deployed in areas that have high presence of women and will function from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The vehicles will be centred in three regions, viz., Kazhakuttom and nearby areas with special focus on Technopark, the Fort region, and other parts of the Thiruvananthapuram city limits, which include Vellayambalam, Vazhuthacaud and Kowdiar.
The services of the pink patrol system can be sought by contacting the toll-free number 181. While the trial run of the patrol vehicles is under way, the formal launch of the system will be conducted in the first week of August.
The patrol cars have been equipped with GPS tracking devices as well as cameras installed on the front and rear sides of the vehicles. The cameras will relay visuals to the city police control room continuously and will enable those concerned to deploy additional forces to various areas whenever necessary. Source....The Hindu