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Jul 24, 2009

Walkie - Talkie for Constables !


Seventy-five Very High Frequency (VHF) walkie-talkie sets have been given to policemen on cycle patrol in all the 15 police station limits here on Thursday.Commissioner of Police, Coimbatore City, P. Sivanandi handed over the sets to the policemen. Deputy Commissioners of Police N. Kamini (Crime and Traffic) and P. Nagarajan (Headquarters) were present.

Mr. Sivanandi told reporters that for the first time in the State beat constables were being provided with the equipment to facilitate swift reaction in the event of an accident or crime.Communication gap between constables on patrol duty and police stations/control room had been a problem for long. Till date, the constables had to reach out to a public call office or request people in the area for a phone to call the control room or police station.

With the walkie-talkie sets being given at an outlay of Rs. 10 lakh, it would be easier for the police force to prevent and detect crimes and also prevent law and order problems. The Commissioner asked the officers to impart training to enable the constables to effectively communicate through the sets.

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