This includes providing 1,980 personnel with modern gear, including gumboots, fireproof helmets and masks, a state government press release here said.
Jayalalithaa had approved a sum of Rs 28 crore in this regard, besides another Rs 5.97 crore towards procuring modern ladders reaching upto 54 metres to cater to high rise buildings in Chennai, it said.
The Chief Minister has been implementing various measures for the past one year and more, with a special focus on the safety and security of the public.
Recently, she flagged off 87 new patrol vehicles, which are now being used by Greater Chennai Police. The jeeps were procured at a cost of Rs 5.55 crore.
According to an official release, the Chief Minister has been taking various steps to modernise the police force and implementing many first-of-its kind schemes to achieve the goal.
'In a bid to ensure that the Chennai police do effective patrolling and also to make sure that their vigil cover all the areas of the city, the Chief Minister ordered buying 87 new vehicles,' it said.
Following this, 87 patrol vehicles were procured for the Greater Chennai Police at a cost of Rs 5.55 crore.
The vehicles were flagged off today by Jayalalithaa at the Secretariat here. Chief Secretary Debendranath Sarangi, DGP Ramanujam and City Police Commissioner J K Tripathi among others were present.
Earlier in March, she ordered 1000 computers for the police department at a cost of Rs five crore.
She has also sanctioned Rs 92 lakh to 1,492 police stations for purchase of chairs for visitors.
Jayalalithaa also sanctioned Rs 5.55 crore to procure 87 patrol vehicles.
The Chief Minister ordered creation of 119 new posts which included a Deputy Commissioner and two Assistant Commissioners, nine Police Inspectors, 46 Sub-Inspectors, 10 Head Constables, 20 First Grade Constables, 30 Second Grade Constables and one stenographer for the Central Crime Branch for Chennai City Police.