Virtual Police Station - First-of-its-kind training tool demystifies police stations

Virtual Police Station - First-of-its-kind training tool demystifies police stations
Virtual Police Station - First-of-its-kind training tool demystifies police stations

With the Virtual Police Station (VPS) knowing how police stations function and what the liabilities of the police and the rights of citizens are is now just a mouse click away. The VPS has been developed by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), a longstanding partner of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF). The main objective of this innovative project is to demystify the police station and acquaint the public with the functioning of a police station without actually going there in person.

The VPS is a first-of-its kind training tool and allows the public to enter a police station virtually and explore every room in 360 degrees. It has been developed with the cooperation of the Rajasthan Police. It allows the police and public to learn the key procedures such as arrest, registration of complaints of sexual assault, registration of FIRs and much more.

The rooms open for exploration on your screen include the reception, the lock up, the case property room and others. Vivek Trivedi who headed this project at CHRI says: "Clicking on various icons prompts a video or a text box to open that explain the key procedures. Additional resources such as case law and legislation are provided for deeper learning".

The project is supported by the European Union and FNF under the three year action 'Civil Society and Police Reforms' in South Asia. Find out more and visit www.virtualpolice.in