Delhi Police Opens Control Room On Twitter
Delhi Police on Tuesday joined tens of other city police departments from across the world as it opened its Twitter account, establishing a central police control. While it is clear that the account accessible at @DelhiPolice will be used by cops to communicate with aam janta in the national capital, it is not explained if the police would also use Twitter to take complaints.
Though that does seem to be idea but on the Twitter cops also explain that “for urgent police assistance dial 100”.
Welcome to the Central Police Control Room .
â€” Delhi Police (@DelhiPolice) December 1, 2015
Along with the main Delhi Police account, accounts of Office of the Commissioner of Delhi Police and BS Bassi , who is the current police commissioner, were also opened on Twitter on Tuesday.
Twitter, meanwhile, welcomed Delhi Police to the website. “Delhiites should follow these three accounts to get the latest updates on the Delhi Policeâ€™s activities, learn about the latest safety initiatives and tips, and receive critical information during times of crisis in the nationâ€™s capital. All three accounts will enable a two way interaction between Delhiites and the Delhi Police,” it said in a statement.
Delhites can now use @Twitter to directly connect with @DelhiPolice! Welcome to Twitter @BhimBassi & @CPDelhi. https://t.co/YXifUyJ4Ac
â€” Twitter India (@TwitterIndia) December 1, 2015
As Twitter gets more users from India, various government bodies are using the service to communicate with Indian citizens. Earlier in 2014, Bangalore Police had opened its account. Also, Delhi Traffic Police too has an account on Twitter.
“Since their flag off (in 2014), Bangalore Police has effectively utilised Twitter for constant interaction with its citizens. Achieving several milestones through the platform, Bangalore Police today stands at 116,000 number of followers,” said Twitter.
Globally, tens of police departments from various cities use Twitter to talk to residents in their jurisdiction. Among the most popular of these departments are NYPD, which has over 1.8 lakh followers, and London Police that has over 3 lakh followers.