Details like functioning of police stations and how to file an FIR will now be a click away with the launch of Virtual Police Station (VPS). Also Read - Facebook’s new name could be Meta or Horizon, or will it be called FB?
To “demystify” the police station and acquaint the public with the functioning of a police station without visiting it physically, international NGO Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) has developed Virtual Police Station (VPS). The VPS is first-of-its kind training tool to acquaint the public with the functioning of a police station through the click of a mouse. Also Read - 5 best AR or VR toys to help your child learn while having fun: Orboot Mars, Educational flashcards and more
It allows the police and public to enter every room of a computerized police station to explore and learn the key procedures such as arrest, registration of complaints of sexual assault, registration of FIRs and more. The application will be launched in New Delhi on Tuesday. “VPS is a step towards humanizing the functioning of the police as it is important to demystify the police station by exposing citizens to the layers of work – management, administration, investigation, going to court, forensics – that the personnel in the police station perform,” Maja Daruwala, Director, CHRI told reporters. Also Read - Internet turns 25 in India: Here's how the next 25 years may look like
Explaining about the functioning of the training tool, Vivek Trivedi, CHRI said, “In the Virtual Police Station, clicking on various icons of the members of police and public, or objects such as registers and phones, prompts a video and text box to open that explains these key procedures, and seminal resources such as case law and legislation are provided for even deeper learning”.