Every nook and corner of Hyderabad will soon be under the scanning watch of 1.5 Lakh security guards, as a project envisaged by the chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to make Hyderabad safe and smart.
Both the police commissioners of the city are making specific plans to curb crime rate in the city. Meetings with the private security agencies will be held soon with the two commissioners of police to make them as an extension of city’s police force. The police plans to collect the mobile numbers of all the private security guards in the city and send them alerts through SMS whenever there is a crime like snatching or series of thefts take place at a particular locality. Regular alerts will also be sent to increase awareness about the crime patterns.
Cyberabad commissioner CV Anand said, “At present the police to common people ratio is 1:1300 in the city. There are 1.5 lakh private security guards in the city and if we use them as an extension of the police force, the crime rate could easily be checked”.
“As soon as an offence like snatching occurs in a particular area, a SMS containing details about the nature of offence and details of suspect including his vehicle type will be sent to the security guards. This will immensely increase the chances of catching the offender and also prevent the thief from committing another offence”, he elaborated the plan.