As information for development is crucial today, an enterprise IT tool for enhancing the performance of the Indian police officials is necessary. Inspired by their Bangalore counterparts, the Delhi Police is contemplating to introduce the Simputer in its force. These handhelds will be used for field transactions by the traffic police officers for challans and other services related with smart card-based driving license and vehicle registration certificate.
The introduction of eCOPS or e-Computerised Operations for Police Services is to maintain information, monitor and enhance the performance of the Police Department. The focus of eCOPS is to computerise the activities of controlling crime, administration and support services across the state in an integrated fashion so as to enable the division heads and senior officers to obtain the relevant information. The initiative, aimed at reducing dependence on the mundane paper work, helps in automatic maintenance of registers and generation of reports for the police department. For the police, initiatives such as eCOPS are designed to improve their long-term relations with the citizens due to effective feedback and faster exchange of critical information between various departments and police stations.