In a bid to modernize the Jammu and Kashmir police the department has connected 158 police stations and almost 100 higher offices using Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) to modernize the police systems, and workings. Electronic record of crime data, information, databases, and connectivity would be made possible with the CCTNS project which has been launched nationwide to modernize the police.
Around 30,000 police officials in the state have been trained in the technical aspects of the network, and they would be able to share information, access database, and use the crime data to find patterns, which are crucial to prevent crime. In totality, 250 sites have been made functional by the state police which is now a frontline force fighting against terrorism, and insurgency across the state.
What is important is that out of 2.50 lakh crime records in the last ten years almost 1.90 lakhs have been digitized and made part of the system, the police said. More than 100 police stations are feeding data through this system, and all the police stations have been asked to file FIRs through CCTNS.