TN police to be provided with body worn cameras, drones

Chennai: Tamilnadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami made new announcements for the police and fire departments in the Assembly yesterday. He said the police and fire service departments will be provided with body worn cameras and drones.

This will aid the personnel during rescue initiative and also improve effective policing. Ten body worn cameras at a cost of Rs 1 crore will be given to 20 law and order units in cities and districts each.

50 drones will be procured at a cost of Rs 1 crore. One aerial ladder platform (54 meters) will be bought for the Fire and Rescue Services Department at a cost of Rs 12 crore, said the CM.

The CM also added that police commissionerates and ranges would be provided with 16 drones at a cost of Rs 38 lakh. Protective gear would be provided to 1,500 fire personnel at a cost of Rs 8.54 crore, he added. Archiving digitised records of police headquarters at a cost of Rs 5.10 crore, automation of police fleet and asset management at a cost of Rs 25 lakh, implementation of e-beat system in all police commissionerates for Rs 1.26 crore and forming a cyber crime wing at Tirupur at a cost of Rs 91.74 lakh were among announcements he made.

The AIADMK government had last year introduced body worn cameras for traffic personnel.

NT Bureau