Andhra Pradesh DGP today Gautam Sawang signed MoUs with Andhra Pradesh state skill development corporation and the Indian institute of design technology from Tirupati on the sidelines of Andhra Pradesh’s 1st state police duty meet held at the AR grounds in Tirupati.
Speaking on the occasion, DGP Gautam Sawang termed it as a historic moment for the police department to have signed back to back MoUs with centres of excellence such as the IIT-Tirupati, IISER, IIDT-Tirupati and the APSSDC.
He felt that partnerships with such premier institutions would help enhance the technical capabilities of the police personnel in the digital era where change is constant always. “Unlike in the past the police personnel have to constantly learn and strive to equip themselves with the latest technological advancements to effectively tackle cyber crime which has been on the rise globally”, said Gautam Sawang.
Pointing out that the Andhra Pradesh police department has won 108 awards and has been a frontrunner in the state for constantly adopting the latest technologies in effectively tackling crime, the DGP called upon the state police force to endeavour towards professionalism by building their competency levels.
Meanwhile, as part of Ignite: 2021, a special session on the recent trends in cyber crime and security was held on Tuesday morning. DGP Railways Ch.D Tirumala Rao, called upon the youngsters to update their knowledge on the recent trends in cyber crime and security and protect themselves as well as their loved ones.
Cyber crimes SP GR Radhika shared her insights on the recent trends in cyber crime and how the online miscreants have been constantly on the prowl to trap the vulnerable online.
Prasad Patibandla who works as a director at the Centre for research on cyber intelligence and digital forensics and M Jagadish Babu who works as a project manager at ISEA, C-DAC in Hyderabad shared their technical knowledge on various aspects including categories of cyber crime, types of cyber criminals, internet data misuse by criminals, technology driven crimes against women etc along with case studies.
Two more sessions were held as part of the symposium at the IGNITE:2021 venue which threw light on “Cyber Hygiene” and “Online loan frauds” later in the day.
Guntur rural SP Vishal Gunni supervised an interactive session with young officers and career prospects in police in the evening.
Braving incessant downpour, the demo by the SWAT teams comprising 160 odd personnel enthralled the students and other locals of the temple city on Tuesday evening.